hey, you guys. can we talk? i just wanna go over a few important things with you about how “ex”-emo culture is evolving, if that’s cool.
i know it’s easy to make fun of young kids and teenagers who are obsessed with artists like twenty one pilots, halsey, and melanie martinez. i see you guys laughing at them and cringing at them a lot, and i get it. it’s easy to criticize.
but next time someone takes the time to stylize and spell out twenty one pilots, or a kid with a halsey icon follows you, i want you to remember back to when were a kid. how did people who were not fans of “emo” bands treat you? what names did they call you? how often were you belittled and exiled for the music you listened to, the clothes you wore, the way you did your hair?
stop pretending your past didn’t happen, and please treat these kids with the kindness and respect we all know we wanted back then. okay? thanks.
sincerely, an adult in the bandom who is sick of post-emo cringe culture.
Hi! I’ve been listening to a lot of music lately to take my mind off stuff, so I thought I’d make a post of songs about mental health issues. I’ve categorised them by what aspect of mental health they refer to, and the songs in the categories with // in front of them may be triggering to people who suffer from these problems (or have in the past). If you have any more suggestions, send them to me and I’ll add them in.
//Songs about Suicide
Better Off Dead by Sleeping with Sirens
Adam’s Song by Blink-182
Goner by Twenty One Pilots
Fake You Out by Twenty One Pilots
Dead! by My Chemical Romance
Cemetery Drive by My Chemical Romance
Migraine by Twenty One Pilots
I’m Low on Gas and You Need a Jacket by Pierce the Veil
King for a Day by Pierce the Veil (feat. Kellin Quinn)
My Last Breath by Evanescence
Like You by Evanescence
Breathe No More by Evanescence
Missing by Evanescence
Friend, Please by Twenty One Pilots
One Less Heart to Break by Patent Pending
7 Minutes in Heaven (Atavan Halen) by Fall Out Boy (it’s not very obvious, but it’s about Pete Wentz’s suicide attempt)
Bullet by Hollywood Undead
//Songs about Depression
I’m Not Okay (I Promise) by My Chemical Romance
HeavyDirtySoul by Twenty One Pilots
Addict with a Pen by Twenty One Pilots
The Kids Aren’t Alright by Fall Out Boy
What a Catch, Donnie by Fall Out Boy
Far Too Young to Die by Panic! at the Disco
The End. by My Chemical Romance
This is How I Disappear by My Chemical Romance
Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day
Left Alone by Sleeping with Sirens
Madness by Sleeping with Sirens
Not Today by Twenty One Pilots
Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush (although I prefer the Placebo cover)