About this Playlist
Welcome to Sad Songs for Joyful Summers” !
With this playlist, we want to use melancholic and nostalgic pieces of music to make you dance and feel…happy.
Artists such as M83, Tame Impala, MGMT and others featured in the playlist make you believe in the deep transformative power of music. They’ve used their artistic expression to heal their personal wounds and help others heal theirs. They are just following the same path as alchemists: transforming darkness into light or negative feelings into colorful emotions and creations. We believe there isn’t such a thing as negativity or suffering: you can make whatever you want with it. It’s just a question of perspective. Fragility is strength and imperfection is perfection in itself.
Songs like “Sad Happy” by Circa Waves, “Borderline” by Tame Impala or even “Low” by Coldplay are a perfect illustration of this: they express their fragility and melancholy through a incredible power that gives the listener the ability to overcome their own inner and outer struggles.
Our own song “Ocean Blues” (Saint Mars) follows the same path: it tells the story of a young boy victim of bullying because of his overweight, called “Piggy the Whale” by his classmates and ending up turning into a real whale. “Ocean Blues” is our own story, as we have been victims of bullying during our childhood. But this is said through a very melodic and uplifting song.
The music featured in the playlist is specially for you if you are going through hard times, if you feel sad, lonely, different or just if you need great music to make your day.
We have carefully curated the music so that you can find music you are already familiar with and artists you may actually discover and (hopefully) love…
Enjoy the experience of “Sad Song for Joyful Summers” !