Mid-Week Music #32- Emo(tional) Catharsis
Emo music gets a bad rep for being too loud, melodramatic, and, well, emotional. But it deserves way more credit for how its personal themes and brash sound give some clarity and catharsis, especially for listeners struggling with mental health issues. This playlist incorporates a wide variety of "emo" subgenres, ranging from mainstream pop punk (Panic! at the Disco, My Chemical Romance, Blink-182) to indie punk rock (Against Me!, Sorority Noise, The Wonder Years) to shoegaze (Slowdive, Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine) to 80s goth (The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Bauhaus). Take a listen and embrace your inner middle-school rage.
I present a collection of songs that speak truth to the sentimentality of the past. A few retrospectively, some as old as the moments themselves, yet all inexplicably linked to the people, events, and various headspaces that I find my thoughts fixating on.
With midterms coming up, we all need a little more joy in our lives. These are all songs that make me the happiness when I am upset. With artists like Zedd and Mikky Ekko, your stress will instantly melt away. Delta Rae said it best: jealous is the night when the morning comes!
In honor of Valentine’s Day being this week, this playlist’s theme is about the cycle of love. From the first days of having a crush, to the honeymoon phase, to the fall out, and then unfortunate post-breakup stage, whatever part of “love” you may find yourself at, there is a song for you.
When I’m having a bad mental health day, sometimes the best but hardest thing for me to do is get to the gym; however, when I complete a workout I always feel so much better. This is the playlist I use to pump myself up and feel strong when I’m running or lifting weights.