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Do you enjoy listening to sad and vulnerable music?

Asked by rockfan (11204points) 2 days ago from iPhone

Especially music that has confessional and deeply personal lyrics?

I love upbeat and happy music, but the cathartic feelings that sad music gives me, makes me feel better.

This is my favorite sad song at the moment:

Funeral – Phoebe Bridgers

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ragingloli's avatar

Depending on the day and time of day, yes.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I am usually not in a depressed state of mind and what I listen to reflects that for the most part.
I do have some downers on my playlist though.Some of them piss me off. XD

tinyfaery's avatar

I love sad/dark/depressing songs. One of my favorite bands is The Smiths. I listen when I’m in any kind of mood. I guess there is just that part of me that always has access to that side of myself.

anniereborn's avatar

Yes I absolutely do. I had a crying fest this morning as a matter of fact. I am feeling so very vulnerable right now. Lots of sad things going on in my life and I miss seeing my family, so
This Song means a lot to me right now.

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filmfann's avatar

Easily half of my iPod playlist are sad songs.

LuckyGuy's avatar

@rockfan That song is beautiful! But I don’t “enjoy” listening to it. It’s too painful.

I prefer mindless, upbeat, songs when I want a music lift.
For example: Wipeout by the Safari is guaranteed to get me up and moving.

cookieman's avatar

Absolutely. I named one of my playlists “Sadness Being Sad”.

CunningFox's avatar

Yes, love it too much. I have to regulate when I listen to that kind of stuff because it will put me in a certain place emotionally that doesn’t allow for me to be a productive member of society until the mood wears off and I get back to “normal.”

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give_seek's avatar

There is a song called “Giving Up” by Donny Hathaway that will make you sob if you listen to it in the middle of a breakup. It’s gut wrenching. And also achingly cathartic.

snowberry's avatar

What is “vulnerable music”?

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Music that confesses personal things and feelings from the singer. Hence, “vulnerable”

MrGrimm888's avatar

Sometimes, such songs, can help you heal. If nothing else, they make me feel like I’m not alone, in suffering.

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