Sulking in the Spring
The seasons are changing, but your mood is still as gloomy as the winter. Spring does bring around new beginnings, but maybe this year just isn’t cutting it. The 8 songs listen below are for when you want a nice aesthetic feel, but with lyrics to fit your crappy attitude. What’s warm weather to bring happiness, when music can make it all better.
Nausea — Craft Spells (June 10, 2014)
Music video is super 90’s, so if want to watch something to get your mind off of things, this is it. The song itself is super chill with really inaudible lyrics. Well, besides the word that is the title of the song. It’s kind of a stretch if you want to call it good music if you listen to it during the early part of your day, but in the afternoon it’s pretty nice.
So Sad, So Sad — Varsity (August 25, 2015)
The most relatable song title goes to Varsity with So Sad, So Sad. It also is the first song you’re going to hear with female vocals. Melodies frequently change in this song, but remain a slow tempo until you’re greeted with high end guitar strums at the end. This song should put a little head bang into your crappy day.
After school Clips — Gloth (March 6, 2017)
Just instrumentals. Just the same guitar riff looped. Just the same tempo. Just feeling better.
Strange — Velvet Groove (October 8th, 2016)
Super, duper catchy man. If you don’t feel like you’ve come from a good song, you don’t know what you’re doing in life. Anyways, it’s pretty short (SADLY), so feel free to drift off in thought during this part if it’s needed.
Color Theory — Tea Leigh & Luke Reed (August 17, 2012)
Takes a bit for this song to start up and if you’re not paying attention, the lyrics aren’t that noticeable. Luke Reed and Tea Leigh have such perfect voices to make you think about better things. The song is about love, so this may be your one skip of this playlist if it tugs too much at the heart strings.
American Spirits — Inner Wave (October 7, 2013)
Chill my children. I know a happy sounding song for once. American Spirits starts out lovely with a groovy bass riff leading you into a false sense of security like your ex did, but the lyrics are kind of gloomy. Oh well, instrumentals are a bop.
Sad Valentine — No Vacation (July 17, 2015)
YES ANOTHER FEMALE LEADED BAND. Ok, do excuse my enthusiasm for bit. No Vacation always delivers spunky tunes about horrible people and Sad Valentine is no different. If this song doesn’t relate to you lyrically, that’s totally Ok. Although, I guarantee you’ll feel like buying a leather jacket and black lipstick to match after hearing the bad ass vibes shown in the vocals.
She can’t Leave me Here alone tonight — HOMESHAKE (Nov. 11, 2016)
First bit of She can’t Leave me Here alone Tonight is certainly creepy unlike the rest of the song. The vocals are a little whiny, but you’ll be able to tolerate it if you’ve made it this far. It’s an outlier in this playlist because it’s more funk than indie, but it’s still good enough to qualify as a mood changer.