“Feel the Beat” is an infographic that explores the emotional journey one experiences throughout the course of a song. Music is deconstructed to discover what creates a mood and how listeners react on a deep, emotional level—a relationship between musical ambience and human physiology.
A total of 18 people participated in the study. They were prompted to listen to the song during their mostly secluded and vulnerable state in the day. Once the song was over, they were prompted to reflect on their emotions.
Once these logs were received from every participant, the results were aggregated and translated visually over an audio histogram of the song. The idea is to see the correlation between the intensity and characteristics of the music (tone, volume, lyrics) and the emotional reactions of the listeners.