Ok bit of a downer of a post.
Lately I’ve been a in a bit of a mood, a mood that could only call for one kind of music, Sad music. The thing about Sad songs is that Whether it’s stress, sadness or just wanting to chill out listening to someone sing about their woes is pretty amazing. Therapeutic even. A song like these contains a lot of heart, it comes from real pain and sadness and it shows in the voice of the artist or the choice of instruments.
This isn’t a blog to say woe is me, this is more because of the love of the music itself. So if you’re feeling down about something or even just love a sad song here are a couple of my fav ones at the moment. Hope you get as much out of them as i have.
I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Raitt
This track has one of my favourite set of lyrics i’ve heard in a long time:
“I’ll close my eyes, then i wont see. The love you don’t feel when you’re holding me.
Give me till morn, and I’ll do what’s right. Just give me till then, to give up this fight.”
I should also mention this awesome cover by Bon Iver, so beautiful.
Goodbye to Love – The Carpenters
The Carpenters to me always seemed to me as the type of band who sung about happy fields with joy and love but this song is totally the opposite of that, not surprising with the issues Karen Carpenter dealt with. Also, talk about an awesome bit of guitar work at the end.
I Will Follow you Into the Dark – Death Cab for Cutie
This is a sweet yet very dark song, it’s about making sacrifices for love. When she dies he will follow her into the dark. Very Romeo and Juliet.
Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell
I absolutely love this song, not so much the original 70′s version but this later introspective version. Joni’s voice is lower, Worn and soulful and the string accompaniment lifts this up so much. Beautifully sad.
Nothing compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor
Prince originally penned this track for his side project “The family” but eventually it fell onto Sinead who has most certainly given it justice. A song about unrequited love and the pain it deals.
Gloomy Sunday Billie Holiday
This is a really depressing song, so depressing in fact that its created urban legends about it causing mass suicides in it’s original Hungarian form.
The world spins madly on -The Weepies
I’m very sure i’ve posted this song before on here but it’s just been on repeat a lot lately. I am a really big fan of the Weepies and this song is just perfect. The music video too for this just sums it up as well. A sad song about losing a loved one.
So thats it for this Mix Tape. Try not too read too much into it, even out of a mood i love these songs but something about feeling down when hearing them makes them all the more special. Right now i think i need some tea and a bit more Weepies.