60 Songs, 30 Days: Day 04 – A song that makes you sad

Seeing as the writers of aDeadKid have some complimentary tastes in music, both of us are taking a shot at the popular Tumblr survey “30 Songs in 30 Days” list.  So get ready for a shitload of name-dropping and youtube clips as Brian and Matt proudly give you their 60 Songs in 30 Days…

Day 04 – A song that makes you sad

Brian: One of the most heart-breaking songs I’ve ever had the fortune to listen to is Tracey Chapman’s “Fast Car.”  The song itself is bittersweet — full of hope, ambition, and love, that slowly erodes under the constant pressures of poverty, responsibility and age.

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Matt: Music without lyrics usually does a better job of making me feel sad or empty. When a song makes me have depressed feelings, it’s usually because the track is moving in an atmospheric way, kind of like a soundtrack. Due to this, I present Tim Hecker’s “The Piano Drop” as a great example. It’s amazingly beautiful, but it puts me into a place that just has a dark dreamlike, reminiscent quality to it.

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