If you’ve never heard of synesthesia, you might be a little perplexed about the concept. But for people with condition, it’s totally normal! You see, those with synesthesia experience one sense (hearing, for example) simultaneously with an additional sense (such as sight). Think of it as “joint perception.” For some musicians, their experience with synesthesia consists of seeing colors in music. Yep, that’s right. They literally see images through sound. Pretty crazy, right?!

Stars like Billie Eilish, Alessia Cara, Lorde and more have all opened up about having synesthesia and how it actually can help them with their creative process. They all might “hear colors” in different ways, so it’s quite interesting to uncover each and every celebrity’s own experience with visualizing colors, textures or patterns through music. It’s all super complex, TBH.

Scroll through the gallery to discover all your favorite celebrities who experience synesthesia and how it affects their process of creating music!

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