4 Moody Tunes to Weep to - These Songs for Sadness Will Dropkick Your Feels - Odd Nugget
Listen and weep... These songs for sadness will help you cope with your darkest moods.
The four songs below are keepers for the crestfallen, exploring inner doubts, fears and turmoil through sensory harmony.
Best of all, listening to these sad songs might actually make you feel a bit better.
Can Music Mend a Broken Heart?
Music might not be an answer to all of life's problems, but it makes for a mood-boosting sonic tonic if used correctly.
For most people, listening to music – even music expressing negative emotions like sadness or anger – can be an effective way to deal with their emotions.
Sad music can trigger catharsis, allowing you to purge all of the negative emotions clouding your mind and move forward, refreshed.
With that in mind, give the following tracks a try. (It's ok if you cry.)
Anna Wolf ft. Pop Morrison - "The Unfamiliar"
Dark thoughts waft by on windswept strings in Anna Wolf's newest musical manifestation.
Joined by Stereophonics drummer Pop Morrison, she explores the confines of reality from a cozy little niche in pitch.
A haunting reminder lapses over soothing sounds, then crawls under your skin.
"The Unfamiliar" plays like a ghastly familiar's sussurrations - icy whispers at your sides on a deathbed.
We took a metaphorical approach with it to convey the forever-building eerie tone of the film. The lyrically-driven song is also an homage to the nostalgia that the film evoked in me as a fan of The Shining and Hitchcock’s Psycho.
The grim film this masterpiece was composed for seems to fit it perfectly and the visuals of the official video do not dissapoint.
And He Never Came Back - "Thought I Was"
Lyrics ignite with feverish screamo flair in this dramatic track.
Two moods merge, making something otherworldly of anger and sorrow on a frozen sonic canvas.
Bruised drums and alien synths serve up a serene setting for explosive vocals to, well, explode all over.
The combination is fresh and inexplicably relaxing - mood-bending alchemy turned to gold, molten.
Thought I Was examines the feeling of the worst month-long hangover after a decade-long party, and a real evaluation of the horrible acts committed and how they have lead to a very miserable existence.
- Zack Dean (And He Never Came Back)
Rage against the self sends ego into orbit in "Thought I Was", abandoning the body below to explore an atmosphere of angst.
Dust in the Sunlight - "Old Dream"
Atmospheric vibes abound in this one, soaked through with melancholy, melodic.
This song is nostalgia come to life; a cool, breezy walk down a trail of dusty memories.
We’re both singing against a kaleidoscope of colours and patterns, portraying the idea that everything is within you - ‘you are your own home’. Lockdown has its challenges, but it also makes you approach problems in a more creative way and pushes you into some amazing collaborations with other creatives.
- Dust in the Sunlight
Sounds synthetic and analog alike lend force to each chorus, then cascade to gentle verse.
Mounting emotion rides this rollercoaster sky-high to roll down into quiet reflection by song's end.
You're just along for the ride.
Amethysts - "Alone"
Isolation set adrift on soft synths and strings...
Air and space reverberate with echoes of longing as plaintive calls put thoughts out to wander in wonder.
This is the sound of self-exploration.
This is where we started as a band, and it will be the last track on our album, it feels like the opening and closing of a chapter for us.
- Clarice (Amethysts)
Two voices mesh in solidary solitude, crystallizing on contact.
A restrained beat collides with shimmering waves of twinkling strings to rise up, cloudy and weightless all around you.
Turn up the songs above for a dose of stone-cold sorrow. Hopefully, a bit of gravity can lead you to levity.
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