The brain is a prohibitive motor. One of the ways to quiet the lizard brain is by listening to music.
Music helps people get out of their own heads. When listening to music, people are more willing to take risks. Music provides just enough stimuli to get into an unconscious zone of action.
Athletes listen to music to drown out distractions so they can mentally focus on the game. I listen to music when taking pictures in the City to remove self-consciousness. Music makes me unafraid to get up close.
Music helps remove hesitancy and fear by turning off the resistance to our surroundings. Everything is mental until music turns off the brain.