If you look up the word “emotion” on the internet, it says that an emotion is “the complex psychophysiological experience of an individual’s state of mind as interacting with biochemical (internal) and environmental (external) influences”.
To me, emotions are essential when it comes to music. Listening to certain songs, I could get angry, or sad, or I could dance all around my flat, as happy as a clam, singing at the top of my lungs. But it’s not just the melody of the song that arouses these emotions; to me, the lyrics are the most essential part. The memories linked to that song are of importance, too; maybe it reminds you of a certain moment or period of time in your life, of a person, or it just puts in words what you most needed to say – or all of these wrapped up into one, which is the case for the present playlist.
I plan on putting together different playlists displaying different emotions when it’s my turn (But please feel free to create your own “Emotions”-playlist, if you want to!). The emotion I wanted to portray in the first playlist is “Heartache”. These songs all mean a great deal to me, because they helped me cope with a bad break-up; listening to these songs, I still feel sad and blue, because I remember the way I felt while listening to them at that time, linking the lyrics – and thus the songs – with the emotions.