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The Feeling of Being Alive

It is alright to feel moody sometimes. It is perfectly fine to feel apprehensive about the state of the world, and anxious about where it might be heading. It isn’t strange to be in a pensive state of mind over one season coming to an end, and the beginning of a new one.

For the next issue of Belgian magazine Akt, we contributed with an essay on melancholy. With modern society emphasising happiness as the most desirable of emotions, we wanted to make the case for melancholy, which has been getting a bad rep lately. In the text, we also investigate the correlation between sadness and creativity, and how – for us at least – music has the power to put us in different moods to get our creative juices flowing. This playlist is dedicated to sombre autumn days. Which, if you think about it, isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

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