To some people, music is more than a passing interest or something that they choose to indulge in as a passive experience. Some people want a deeper connection to the music they listen to, and they can get it. You can’t fake or force a real appreciation of the music you love. You can, however, make yourself more susceptible to the most genuine of pulls.
Do away with the distraction
What else are you doing while you listen to your music? If you’re using it as background noise, you’re never going to appreciate the song for what it is. Listening to music while working can make the hours drift by much more pleasantly. If you’re working out, it can help you push harder. But if you want a better listening experience, you have to listen without your eyes constantly on your phone or your mind wandering. If you’re not used to listening to music for the music’s sake, then go to a live show. There, the crowd, the stage, and the setup are there to add to the experience, not distract from it.