By Danica Brackett - Staff Writer
Music is so much more than a catchy chorus.
Many songs, if not all of them, have a deeper meaning behind them. Artists are telling a story within each of their songs.
Listening to music is an escape for many.
It is popular for people to search for music they can relate to based on what events are occurring in their lives. For example, a breakup.
There are many fantastic songs that one can relate to while going through a breakup. This is something many people, if not all, experience.
Below are the top 10 best breakup songs to listen to and one of the many interpretations of the meanings that lies behind each of them.
1.feelings fade by gnash
The deeper meaning behind this song has to do with a relationship that ended because one of the partners changing into a completely different person than they were when they first got together.
According to Genius, the music knowledge website, “This whole song is revolved around a pessimistic view on the world, as he can’t imagine a world where he will be okay without her presence.”
This is very accurate.
The artist Gnash uses the lyrics “I hope I’ll be alright without you” and similar lyrics throughout the song.
Gnash has a lot of amazing songs. This is just one of the best breakup songs he has released.
2.always, i’ll care by Jeremy Zucker
Jeremy Zucker is a lyrical genius.
The song “always, i’ll care” is narrated by a character that will always care for their partner or ex-partner no matter what they’ve gone through.
This song was released in November 2019 and was one of the most promoted songs of the album “love is not dying.”
3.that’s just how it goes by ROLEMODEL
This song tells a story like no other.
“That’s just how it goes” speaks about the part of a breakup that everyone tries to avoid.
Tucker Pillsbury, ROLEMODEL, tells an entire story with this song.
He sings about the awkwardness, how one person in the relationship moves on, and so many other parts of a breakup.
This song is featured on his album “Oh, how perfect.”
4.Maniac by Conan Gray
Conan Gray wrote this song while taking a shower in New York City.
He told Apple Music that he had gotten a crazy text from an ex that he had not spoken to in months.
Conan described the message as, “‘Oh, Conan, you’re so manipulative and crazy and you’ve been telling all my friends this and you’ve been saying this and this and that.’”
He was tired of being considered the crazy maniac when it had been his ex the entire time.
There is an actual story being the song Maniac, not just one the artist created.
5.Want Me Back by BENEE
This song is featured on Benee’s EP album Fire on Marzz.
Fire on Marzz is a post-breakup themed album.
Each song on the album tells a story.
The song Want Me Back is coming from the perspective of someone who has recently been broken up with and wants them to take it all back.
Benee uses lyrics “change your mind, want me again” and “tell me that I’m all that you need” creating an entire story that we can imagine.
Want Me Back is the sixth and final song on the EP. The other five songs also tell a story of their own.