Intern Picks of the Week — Sad Songs


The end of another school year and graduation can cause a whole medley of emotions. Whether we’re feeling excited or upset, music is what gets us through it all. In honor of those who are feeling a little emotional at the moment, the interns are picking some of their favorite sad songs this week. 

Ayden’s Pick: Sick of Spiraling – Bachelor

Bachelor is Melina Duterte of Jay Som and Ellen Kempner of Palehound. The supergroup’s latest single “Sick of Spiraling,” out ahead of their upcoming debut album Doomin’ Sun, is the last they wrote and recorded together. With the help of James Krivchenia of Big Thief on drums, the duo gives us their saddest song yet. The track is about the “anxiety of being completely untethered and unprotected out on the open road” while on tour– as we approach graduation, I can certainly relate.

Taylor’s Pick: Is There Something In The Movies? – Samia

Few songs make me cry more than this one. The closer to Samia’s remarkable debut The Baby, “Movies” is raw, cathartic, and—most of all—personal. It’s inspired by the singer’s tumultuous relationship to the film and TV industries as the child of two actors (Dan Finnerty and Kathy Najimy). Her vocal takes center stage here, and the restraint with which she handles the bulk of the track makes it all the more heartbreaking when she finally lets loose. It’s brutal.

Lindsay’s Pick: When The World Stopped Moving – Lizzy McAlpine

On April 21st Lizzy McAlpine dropped a live EP titled When The World Stopped Moving. McAlpine never fails to impress the world with her angelic vocals and heart-felt lyrics. The title track of the new EP  is all about watching someone move on faster than you and feeling nostalgic about the past while dwelling in a heartbreak. “When The World Stopped Moving” features soft guitars that blend beautifully with McAlpine’s vocals. Lyrically, the song is extremely relatable yet devastating.