Artist with Synesthesia Sees Colors in Music and Paints 11 World Famous Songs

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Another amazing fact is that songs always look the same to Melissa. Unless she notices something she hasn’t before, a base line for example, the colors in her head will be exactly the same. Of course, she wouldn’t be able to paint them the same way because you can’t control paint splatter.

 

 

Bach, “Cello Suite No. 1.”

 

 

It’s interesting that synesthetes don’t see same colors in the songs they listen to. When Melissa painted the song by Jimi Hendrix with another girl who had synesthesia, the end result was completely different.

 

 

Radiohead, “Karma Police.”


As an artist, Melissa likes to stay true to herself and paints only the songs that are really appealing to her both emotionally and color-wise. Yet she is open to experiments and likes to discover new bands via people’s suggestions.

 

 

Pink Floyd, “Time.”

 

 

Melissa still doesn’t know whether the songs look nice because she likes them or she likes them because of how they look. This question is impossible to answer! As a little girl she loved purple and pink colors, so now her favorite songs appear as those colors. She doesn’t know how these things work – it’s still a bit of a mystery to her.

 

 

Bon Iver, “For Emma, Forever Ago.”

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