I’m here again because I’m sad.
Which is kinda OK really - this being the music to grieve to playlist - but it’s more than the normal sadness - and while it’s not quite despair - it does feel overwhelming.
I could give you the exact point in time and particular reference - which you would all understand, if not necessarily appreciate - but that’s not the point of tracks like this:
You should really see yourself more often
But I can't
When the mirror is awful
Oh whatcha gonna do now?
I got a hold on you
Maybe I should lick my wounds less often
Makes me want to be alone”
Who listening to this list - and reading these words - can’t relate to that sentiment?
It doesn’t matter if you’re dealing with the loss of someone, working through depression, or even addressing the ever permeating sense of general hopelessness - we tend to put ourself at the center of things - and then proceed to kick the shit out of ourselves for being there.
The track is a beauty - it has that melancholic groove that’s taking you along for a ride and “doing the job” that sad songs should do - even if the subject matter isn’t relevant to your life or particular circumstances.
As ever though - I’m the eternal optimist - and I’ll go with Nat’s second line - we should “see” ourselves more often - maybe even be a little more forgiving, although I know that’s hard at times - times like these when you’re looking for sad songs.
But that’s Ok - ‘cos you’re going to remember this groove - remember this hook - remember this write up - and when you’re ready - you’re gonna remember how it connected with you - how it made you nod - how it made you sure that there’s at least one other person out there that gets it - and hey - that means you’re not alone…
Thank you Nat.
Thank you Maria.
You’ll find this track on Maria’s rather awesome Music to Explore Everything - it’s archived right now but it has a beautiful vibe and might be just what you’re looking for right now.
you can learn more about Nat Lefkoff here
About the Curator - Andrew McCluskey
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the Dark Forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top, they would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
As a psychology graduate I studied how sound affects human performance.
As a musician I compose instrumental music that stimulates your brain but doesn't mess with your language centers, leaving you free to be creative and brilliant without distraction.
As the founder of musicto I’m on a mission to inspire a global audience of music lovers and artists through the development of people powered playlists.