5 New Songs You Shouldn't Listen to If You're Heartbroken

Another season, another heartbreak. What's new, you ask? Well, these songs are.
by Dyan Zarzuela   |  May 8, 2017
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We know, we know, the more someone tells you not to do something, the more you want to do it. Isn't that how you ended up falling for that person everyone warned you about? No, just us? Throwing yourself a pity party is part of the moving on process, and these new releases are perfect for when you want to drown in all the feels. Don't say we didn't warn you, though!

  1. "The Breakup" by LANY

Raise your hand if you think "The Breakup" could totally be the sequel to the band's LDR anthem "current location." Maybe the distance was too much, maybe one or both of you didn't try hard enough, maybe love or like or whatever that was just wasn't enough. So here you are, crying on the shower floor, how the hell do you fall in love, the last time I checked you can't fall in slow mo.

  1. "Want You Back" by Haim

There is cautious hope in this song, which puts you in the shoes of someone who knows they messed up and is ready to do everything to make it right. I'll take the fall and the fault in us, I'll give you all the love I never gave before I left you. Exactly what you want to hear, but may never. (Sorry.)

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  1. "Eyes Closed" by Halsey

So you're doing your part to move on, you're in that place where you're ready to start seeing other people. Or so you think. You may go out with someone who’s the opposite of the person who broke your heart, but it hits you when you least expect it. Maybe they like their fries the same way (cold and soggy, deliberately left out in the open), maybe they eavesdrop on other couples’ conversations, too. You know this game, know how to play, yet you wonder, why do you keep losing?

  1. "For the Fickle" by Reese Lansangan

You're keeping it cas'/caj with this person, so cas'/caj, you're not even going to finish the word. But if you're being honest, you're really tired of restraining yourself. For once, you just want to be free to dive in and feel all of it, without the fear of spooking them. You're neck deep in this while they're still wading by the shore. You just want steady love, is that too much to ask? Well, yes, in their case, if their silence and inaction are anything to go by.

  1. "Crowded Places" by Banks

You misheard "I know the touring is romantic" as "I'm a notorious romantic," but hey, it still works? And while you first heard it in an uplifting moment on Girls, the next time it plays in your head, it's the morning of that person's flight out, the time to say stay longer has long passed. They wonder out loud if they forgot anything, and you bite your tongue so you don't say *me*. A shared cup of coffee later, your separate cars arrive at the same time, how poetic, how funny ha-ha. You feel like you'll see each other again in the distant future, but by then you'll be drastically different people. A kiss and a hug goodbye, and that's the end of it. Hey, hey, hey, hey.


What songs have spoken to your broken heart recently? Sound off in the comment section below.

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Dyan Zarzuela
Council of Cool 9, Managing Editor, Columnist
Stalks celebrities, watches TV, marathons movies, curls up with books, and flails at concerts for a living. Also: semi-hardcore Whovian.
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