Melancholic music knows no genre bounds but rather manifests in the minds of people with similar thoughts and feelings. I’ve put together a playlist that includes some of my favorite “sad” music that makes use of insightful, personal, or simply raw lyricism. There’s quite a bit of genre mixing as the first line of this post implies, so I hope there’s a track or two (or fifteen) for everyone.
- “Drive All Over Town” by Elliott Smith
- “Giving Up” by Corbin
- “And I Love Her” by Kurt Cobain
- “Milk and Honey – 2001 Remaster” by Jackson C. Frank
- “Mis” by Alex G
- “Agony” by Yung Lean
- “Novocaine” by Fog Lake
- “Half Right” by Heatmiser
- “I Love How You Love Me – Live” by Jeff Mangum
- “Some Things Last A Long Time” by Daniel Johnston
- “The Moon (Acoustic)” by The Microphones
- “Hands” by Joy Again
- “Notches” by Crywank
- “In Love” by Alex G
- “I’ve Seen It” by ARTHUR
Click here to listen on Spotify.
I hope you all aren’t feeling melancholic, but as winter approaches rapidly and with a cold bite, maybe this playlist will keep you warm when you’re not feeling so right.
Here’s to plugging Elliott Smith into WKNC content as often as possible,