Sad girl tunes

By Rachel Shepard -Copy Editor

Graphic by Rachel Shepard

As we enter finals season and daylight savings brings on the annual seasonal depression, sometimes the best thing to do is put on a sad playlist and wallow. Who knows how to wallow best? Women.

“Color Song” – Maggie Rogers

Rogers layers her vocals on top of each other and it envelops the listener in a warm blanket of sound. Paired with the sounds of crickets near a body of water, “Color Song” is an atmospheric lullaby.

“Gonna Hurry (As Slow As I Can)” – Dolly Parton

Watching someone move on after parting ways is its own form of heartbreak. Parton encapsulates that feeling, and takes the time to linger on what was, as slowly as she needs to. 

“Picture Me Better” – Weyes Blood

Sometimes parting isn’t a choice and it isn’t temporary. Weyes Blood gently sings while she waits for just one opportunity to say goodbye but it will never come. 

“Crimson and Clover” – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Jett covers a ballad for all the sapphics out there. Without changing the original lyrics, Jett rasps about love at first sight and yearning for a woman that she knows she could care for better than anyone else.

“Nothing New (ft. Phoebe Bridgers) (Taylor’s Version)” – Taylor Swift

Growing up is hard, and sometimes part of that process is acknowledging the inner child inside that never got to grow up. It’s okay to know getting older doesn’t mean having all the answers. 

“Pressure To Party” – Julia Jacklin 

Returning back to normal after a breakup or even after COVID-19 is an adjustment. There’s a lot of pressure from the people who care about us to get back out there, but sometimes it’s easier to hide in our rooms.   

“I Will” – Mitski

Loving someone is both selfless and selfish. Mitski promises to love someone else so completely at the expense of herself, that the audience feels themself becoming lost in the relationship as well.

“My Little Love” – Adele

Adele targeted single mothers, people with mommy issues, and those who struggle to show others how much they care with this song. It’s haunting and comforting at the same time. 

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