I’ve created a pair of playlists to listen to on those nights you’re feeling particularly witchy. I’ve named them “Evening” and “Night,” for the second is darker than the first, musically. Hope you enjoy!
This is Part 1. (You can find Part 2, “Night: Moths,” here.) The Mystic’s Dream ~ Loreena McKennitt Rhiannon ~ Fleetwood Mac How to Be Invisible ~ Kate Bush Pagan Poetry ~ Björk Sister Janet ~ Tori Amos Pink Moon ~ Nick Drake Godrevy Point ~ Patrick Wolf Horse and I ~ Bat for Lashes Take Me as I Am ~ October Project Clowns ~ Goldfrapp Freely ~ Devendra Banhart shadowshow ~ iamamiwhoami
This is how losers feel. I am a loser. And you're here to remind me that this is how losers feel. (SAD GIRLZ PLAYLIST)
Yo so I thought I’d try my hand at making a playlist for you guys to check out. This one has been putting me to sleep for the past couple weeks, thought it might do the same for you or at least elicit some sort of emotional reaction. Songs here aren’t confined to a specific genre, but they are all sung by women, and are all sad, or at least deal with emotions deemed “negative."
It’s all fucking raw though. You can actually feel the lump in Jenn Ghetto’s (Carissa’s Wierd) throat when she gets choked up towards the end of "So You Want to be A Superhero;” you can understand Meg Myers’ frustration when she shrieks in “Heart Heart Head” as if it’s then only thing she can do to maintain her sanity, and First Aid Kit’s ever casual use of the f-bomb will slap you in the face on “Master Pretender”. Songs are sonically diverse as well; Soap&Skin’s “Fall Foliage” begins as a piano ballad, but takes a sharp turn for the industrial halfway through and will knock you on your ass. Tiny Vipers’ “Dreamer” is simplistic in structure; a repetitious (but beautiful) acoustic guitar pattern plays throughout as Jesse Fortino grows increasingly desperate and cries “I’m dying for a way out!” at the end of the song. Didn’t put much thought in the playlists’ structure until the last two songs - Pharmakon and Julianna Barwick’s music might be described as “minimalist,” but the former plays songs you’d expect to hear in hell and the latter’s music is ethereal to the extreme. Wanted to end it on a high note.
Common themes in this playlist include depression, betrayal, heartbreak and suicide. If you’re happy right now, this might make you sad, and if you’re already sad, this might be oddly therapeutic. But here’s a link so check it out motherfuckers: