Sunday, 6 January 2013
I've been told countless times that my taste in music is "depressing" and while I generally disagree with this, I must admit I do love a good sad song. When it's cold and grey outside and everything seems a bit much, snuggling up in bed and listening to beautiful, sombre music is sometimes just what you need. I recently read something Joseph Gordon-Levitt said about revelling in sadness and not avoiding being sad because feeling something is a good thing, and I think it's true. I'm not saying it's good to be sad but I think it's important to accept the sadness, in a way, and allow it to run its course because a lot of the time that sadness will teach you something about yourself and you'll come out feeling better and wiser on the other side.
Anyway, here is a playlist for us sentimental folk about breaking hearts and feeling blue. Listen on 8tracks.
1. Change Is Hard - She & Him
2. Piledriver Waltz - Alex Turner
3. Everything Reminds Me of Her - Elliott Smith
4. Quelqu'un m'a dit - Carla Bruni
5. Run - Daughter
6. Tonight - Lykke Li
7. No Kind Words - The Maccabees
8. Alone in Kyoto - Air
9. Blackberry Stone - Laura Marling
10. Blue Skies - Noah and the Whale
And because it's not all doom and gloom, there was a sweet, inspiring post about love on A Beautiful Mess a few days ago, which you should read here!