There's always this sense of triumph or accomplishment in that sort of music. After doing something major in your life, hasn't it always felt good to lie back and relax afterward, knowing you've done well? I guess that's the way I feel when that kind of music is on.
Being a songwriter has put you in a postion to express something in a new way that will open the hearts of those who listen to your message. Its ok to be inspired by a song and artists,but when it come to writing a song, always look inside your heart and there you will find the inspiration.
That depends upon your definition of "inspirational music". For me, it can be anything from listening to Il Divo, to Enya, to Apocalyptica's rendition of Metallica, to Muse. Each one is and can be inspiring to me in their own way.
Apocalyptica's performance of Metallica's songs is what moanalisa is referring to and she's right. They have recently recorded some original stuff, including a song with Corey Taylor as vocalist. Yes, that's the dude from Slipknot.
The music I find inspirational is all classical. I do not find it relaxing at all. It grips my heart, churns me around inside and demands attention. I have at times had to pull over in the car when a certain piece came on the radio, because it would not have been safe to continue driving.
I could say it's endorphins in the brain but that would be too prosaic. There's something spiritually satisfying by uplifting music. It kind of reaffirms how good life can be because after all music is very important to us.