Choi Sora for Dazed and Confused Korea June 2013
"What came first — the music or the misery?" That sad-sack line from High Fidelity more or less sums up most people’s relationship with sad music: necessary and potentially indulgent. But as it turns out, listening to sad music isn’t just an excuse to partake in a pity party — it’s scientifically proven to be healthy.
"…more empathetic people typically enjoy sad music. Sad music may offer us a safe proxy to work through our own feelings — and offer us comfort that we aren’t alone."(via nearlya)
The police can go to downtown Harlem and pick up a kid with a joint in the streets. But they can’t go into the elegant apartments and get a stockbroker who’s sniffing cocaine.