Sad Indie Songs | 7 of the best song full of emotion

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Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

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First on the list of our Sad Indie Songs selection is ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’ by an Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala. This is the seventh track on their album Lonerism which was released in 2012. This song was the second single that features artwork from an Australian artist Leif Podhajsky who also created the artwork for Tame Impala’s first album.

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Why Do We Listen To Sad Indie Songs?

Sad Indie Songs

There is surely a reason why we listen to sad indie songs. It doesn’t matter what we are going through. It could be a bad breakup, the death of a beloved pet, the overwhelming frustration that comes with losing our wallet in the middle of shopping, chances are someone has written a song about it. Some of these songs commiserate, share your pain and somehwat make your sad life livable. Sit back, live through the moment, and reflect while listening to these songs!

Lord Huron ft. Phoebe Bridgers – The Night We Met

The Night We Met is a song by an American band Lord Huron. This song was included in their second album called Strange Trails which was released in 2015. An American television series 13 Reasons Why has chosen to use this song as part of their soundtrack lineup which made the song enter the record charts in several countries. The song is also certified platinum according to the Recording Industry Association of America due to the combined sales and streaming figures which exceeded one million units.

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Kodaline – All I Want

Next up is this sad indie song All I Want by Kodaline, an alternative rock band from Dublin, Ireland. The song is from their 2013 album In A Perfect World. It was released as the fourth single for the album which made number 15 in the Irish Singles Chart.

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Rhye – Open

Rhye captures the unsettling fear of fading love in their music video for ‘Open’. This music video shows a couple’s very romantic and intimate beach house getaway.

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Andra – Why

Andra is a Romanian singer and was a Judge at Românii au talent. She received Gold and Platinum certification for her album De la frate la sora. She has been on a lot of appearances and has won multiple awards. This sad indie song is ‘Why’ by Andra.

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Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness

Our number 6 sad indie song is Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Rey. The song is from her second studio album Born to Die which was released back in 2012. Summertime Sadness charted across Europe and reached the top ten in Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, and Switzerland.

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Billie Eilish – xanny

Billie Eilish is last but not the least in this selection of 7 sad indie songs and we chose her song called ‘Xanny’. This song was written by both the singer and her brother Finneas O’Connell while the latter solely handled its production. Billie says she was being inspired by several artists during the track’s creation which includes Frank Sinatra. Lyrically, this song is dedicated to substance abuse among teenagers and its negative effect.

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