“Non mi voltare le spalle mai
nemmeno se ti spogli,
lo so che ti vergogni
E non mi lasciare da solo mai
dai, vieni a sederti vicino
fammi sentire che vivo
scaldami con un respiro
sappi che neanche il destino
è l'unico che ci dividerà
dalla follia dei miei giorni
strana fobia che non torni
l'anatomia dei miei sogni
vede soltanto la tua di schiena


Tell me that we’re too far gone

Tell me that  w e ’ l l  be  o k a y

Swear to God
I’d leave right now

If Heaven wasn’t so f a r  a w a y

Walk On Water → “Loneliness. Pain. Desperation. These things motivate you. What kind of person is motivated by these things? So much guilt, John Constantine.”

1. Love Me Dead - Ludo  2. Heads Up - Icona Pop  3. Jesus Etc. - Norah Jones  4. Small Town Heroes - Hurray For The Riff Raff  5. We Intertwine - Larkin Poe  6. Alone Together - Fall Out Boy  7. One Way (Feat. Mic Righteous & Maiday) - Naughty Boy  8. Younger - Seinabo Sey  9. Mourning Doves - Mikky Ekko  10. Walk On Water - Kat Dahlia  11. I Follow Rivers (The Magician Mix) - Lykke Li  12. Breaking The Law (Alternative Version) - Emeli Sande


COLUMN: Cate’s Top Ten

10 Songs for Unrequited Love

I like to think that when a band or singer puts out a song, they don’t think about what category the music fits into but rather what complex emotions their three minute song will evoke for the listener. For as long as I can remember I’ve always been drawn to songs that can so eloquently put into words feelings you could never properly verbalize. In other words, I am very much a lyrical person. I’ve realized just recently that the songs that strike the most in their lyrical abilities are usually ones that speak on the topic of unrequited love. The emotions that revolve around this entirely natural yet devastatingly heartbreaking roller-coaster of emotions are some of the hardest to write about. Everyone feels it. It is the rawness and honesty that surrounds the concept of unrequited love that have lead to some of my favourite songs. Some of which are listed below.    

1)    King Krule - Baby Blue

2)    Maiday - Wish You’d Met Me First

3)    Shannon Suanders - Atlas

4)    WAFIA - Let Me Love You 

5)    Bear’s Den - Sophie

6)    Sam Smith - Not In That Way

7)    Sky Ferreira - You’re Not the One

8)    Hozier - Do I Wanna Know (Arctic Monkeys cover)

9)    The 1975 - Fallingforyou

10) The Daylights - Quick Fix

Written by Cate, photography by Alana

Bastille Songlist

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VS (Other People’s Heartache pt. III)


  • Tuning In (ft. Hums Contemporary Choir)
  • Killer (ft. F*U*G*Z)
  • No Angels (ft. Ella Eyre)
  • Walk to Oblivion (ft. Ralph Pelleymounter)
  • Forever Ever (ft. Kate Tempest & Jay Brown)
  • Dreams (ft. Gabrielle Aplin)
  • Thinkin’ Ahead (ft. Ric Elsworth & O.N.E)
  • Free (ft. Ella & Erika)
  • Sweet Pompeii (ft. Erika)
  • Basement (ft. F. Stokes & F*U*G*Z)
  • Oh Holy Night

Other People’s Heartache


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“Aspetto qui su l’angolo del letto
seduto sui miei gomiti davanti a questo specchio
e alzo il volume dal telecomando dello stereo,
il tuo phon sembra un aereo.
E così ti spio dal riflesso del vetro
e scusami se cedo
in nome del mio ego,
Che sei la mia vergine come te lo spiego,
se è vero che proteggi me
da ogni mio segreto,
non mi voltare le spalle mai
dai, vieni a sederti vicino,
fammi sentire più vivo,
scaldami con un respiro
sappi che neanche il destino
è l’unico che forse ci dividerà
dalla follia dei miei giorni,
strana fobia che non torni,
l’anatomia dei miei sogni vede soltanto la tua di schiena,
ed io che la tocco appena
nella paura che se ti volti
girandoti ti dissolvi.”

- Briga, Schiena