I was tasked with identifying a particular emotion and selecting three songs that I believe capture this feeling for this assignment.
The first song captured me from the first time I heard it. I love all types of music but have a special place for the sixties and seventies music. David Gilmour helped shape Pink Floyd into the eclectic sound that created a revolution in music. His solo album “There’s No Way Out Of Here”, which was recorded between Dark Side of the Mood and The Wall, features this song of the same name.
The next song “Where Is My Mind”, was featured in the movie Fight Club and, at first, may not come across as sad to some people because of its repetitious chorus. The writer describes how life can lose meaning and goes on without waiting for one to take action. While sad in that context, I believe this song can help draw inspiration towards making meaning out of the small things that we do every day.
The last song on my list is a newer one that is somewhat of a guilty pleasure, but I think people will undeniably agree that Adele can sing!
“Easy On Me” is a song about divorce and the struggle of raising a child in a broken home. I enjoy the piano in this song, and it has a smooth gospel feeling mixed with a bit of blues.
Sometimes it helps to listen to sad songs, as it can be an excellent outlet for emotion. It is also one that helps me find my expression and creativity. The title of this blog is the start of a Bob Ross quote that perfectly expresses the emotion of sadness.
“Gotta have opposites, light and dark and dark and light, in painting. It’s like in life. Gotta have a little sadness once in awhile so you know when the good times come. I’m waiting on the good times now.”
– Bob Ross