eMotional Music Mondays: New Year, Still Sad

Happy New Year, everyone. I hope that in 2014, you can accomplish all that you hope to. Personally, I hope to adopt another cactus with my roommate. I wish you all the best with your resolutions.  And if you slip up on your resolutions, here’s some sad music to fall back on.

How to Dress Well – Total Loss 

First up is R&B project How to Dress Well. The man behind the project, Tom Krell, has been making sweet sweet music in his bedroom for a couple years now. This album, Total Loss, released in 2012, is one of my favorite albums of the past couple years. While the beats are sexy, the lyrics tell stories of heartbreak and loss of a best friend. Definitely an album to have in your arsenal.

The Front Bottoms – Talon Of The Hawk

A great release from 2013, The Front Bottoms deliver with this album 12 songs with sad, clever lyrics that won’t necessarily make you cry, but rather convert your sadness into violent punching of walls. Hit it up.

Euphoria Again – euphoria again

Euphoria Again is the moniker of Salt Lake City musician Johnny Forrest. A couple weeks ago, or months maybe, I wrote about the band Coma Cinema and the side project Elvis Depressedly. Basically, Euphoria Again is very similar to them and their style: very sad lyrics, lo-fi production, guitar/piano, lots of tears, tattoos, flannel, etc. The whole shebang.

I wish I could offer more insight, but I feel that it’s best if you go out and listen to these artists for yourself and develop your own opinions. That and I’m writing an essay for school right now. Nonetheless, please listen to sad music, then message me/add me on Facebook so we can talk about it. Also, the more Facebook friends I have, the less sad I appear.


Devon Mello.


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