Some people wake up every morning ready to tackle the day, but many of us are simply not that type of person. There's nothing wrong with that! The existential dread is hard to escape, what with the polar icecaps melting, a pandemic, a presidential election and Cats the motion picture. And that's okay because for every Camila Cabello hit that makes your counterpart feel like they're walking on rainbows, someone has to keep the world grounded. You're the sad one, and you deserve sad music. So no matter what the sad occasion is, why don't you turn the lights down and pour yourself a fishbowl of wine? Find yourself a window and look out of it longingly.
With that in mind, we have scoured the music world for the most heart wrenching sad songs that are guaranteed to make you cry. While it may seem counterintuitive, depressing and sad music can actually cheer you up. Think about your favorite sad song and think about how it makes you feel. Does it bring back fond memories? Does the sad song remind you of the one who got away? Was the song played as a mourning at a funeral perhaps? Nostalgia does that to a person.
Pop is no longer what it used to be. As time has passed, the genre has moved with it, subbing squeaky clean, over-produced tracks for more realistic, modern takes. Instead, Billie Eilish stays steady for all three minutes, her ethereal vocals led by nearly nothing aside from her own layered vocals, resulting in an especially chilling cut. Everyone copes with loss differently. And while its surface-level sound is forgiving, Cuco and Clairo make it clear that whatever they had is decidedly over. Pair that with the unadulterated talent of Khalid, and the track ascends to otherworldly heart-hitting proportions. Bazaar Bride. United States. Type keyword s to search.
If you're feeling burnt out which, FYI, the World Health Organization has officially defined as a workplace problem or stressed about life in general, never underestimate the power of a great sad song. Sure, it may feel counterintuitive, but some of the best slow, emotional tracks allow us to acknowledge our feelings—a painful but necessary step in the right direction. Call Not only did Adele basically invent winged eyeliner, she also perfected the art of the sad song. You still sound like a song.