melancholia mood / playlist collab with YouShouldHear

Well hello there beautiful people, how’s life treating you these days?

I know life tends to come with a ton of ups and downs, high and lows and a lot of us may have experienced an emotion that normally sneaks in with the lows: melancholia. To me, melancholia is even worse than sadness – it’s a state that I sometimes find myself for a few days in and can’t seem to get out of. It’s that kind of sadness that physically hurts, the kind that takes so much more than tears to get over.

Over the years, I have come to discover a bunch of songs that capture that feeling beautifully for me. Some of them more well-known, some not. Priya from YouShouldHear (one of the best music-related blogs on WordPress that I sincerely recommend you visit) and I came up with the idea to each present 10 songs that capture that haunting feeling of melancholia. I will present my selection in this post and if you feel like it after, you can head over to Priya’s blog to listen to her accumulation of melancholic songs.

I’ll leave the link to her half of this blog post at the end of this post, as well as an embedded Spotify playlist of all of our selected songs. Priya and I also wanted to create some cool visuals – I have done these in the past, as I always enjoy making them and they also offer all of you the chance to screenshot it and listen to the playlist later if you wish.

I hope you enjoy this playlist we put together for you! What songs do you know that reflect that feeling of melancholia? Let us know! Also, for all of you that want to contribute to this playlist, I made it collaborative; So if you feel like a song is missing, you can add to the playlist too!

Fourth of July by Sufjan Stevens


September Song by Agnes Obel


Stargirl Intetrlude by The Weeknd and Lana Del Rey

(There’s no YouTube video available to this one, but it’s included in the Spotify Playlist down below!)


Sleep Forever by Portugal, The Man

White Ferrari by Frank Ocean

To Build A Home by The Cinematic Orchestra and Patrick Watson

Creature Fear by Bon Iver

Foreground by Grizzly Bear

A Song About Being Sad by Rex Orange County

TEST SPOT by Bedroom


Click here to head over to Priya’s melancholia music picks!

A big fat thanks goes to Priya for collaborating on this with me, she’s literally one of my favourite people on here and I just love her and her blog to bits! Girl if you’re reading this, this collab was an absolute dream come true I AM SO HAPPY WE DID THIS ❤

Ps.: If you, dear reader, take any of these songs with you, might I suggest “A Song About Being Sad” by Rex Orange County, as we both had this one picked out!

Listen to the full Playlist here:

19 thoughts on “melancholia mood / playlist collab with YouShouldHear

  1. LOVEYOULOVEYOULOVEYOU!! This was such a fun collab, I’ve listened to our playlist heaps since it was made, and some of these songs you’ve mentioned have made their way onto some of my other playlists just because of how beautiful every single song you picked is! Loved this collab, love ya gal xx

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    1. Frank Ocean always does it for me. Such a unique and hard-working artist, his songs just take away my breath everytime! There’s something about the raw emotion he manages to get across that almost always brings me to tears when I hear his music. Thanks! 🙂

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  2. Oh god, I hate the feeling of melancholy; it’s just so . . . disruptive to your everyday life. Like a big thick cloud weighing you down. AND THERE’S NO WAY TO OVERCOME IT. It’s not usually even triggered, it’s like a mood. Ugh. That said, I LOVED this post. A. two of my favourite bloggers in one collab? I am here for it. B. The song choices were absolutely fab! xxx

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    1. You described it perfectly, better than I ever could lol. It really is like a mood, a mood that just takes over and likes to take its time normally. Thank you lovely, I had so much fun working with Priya on this, glad you liked my song picks!xxx

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  3. that I know you like slow aesthetic songs, you should totally listen to “okay” by chase atlantic, and ‘let me down slowly” by alec’ll probably like them.lovely post!

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    1. Oh my god, thanks for the recommendations, I have been needing some desperately! I know what I’ll be listening to tonight haha. And gosh, thank you, I’ve never thought of myself (or this blog) as aesthetic before, but it was always the goal! x

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  4. Wow, my two faves who have great music taste doing a music post EACH???? I’m blessed. THANK YOU. White Ferrari will always be one of the greats 💞 my love for Frank is infinite

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