‘But don’t forget the songs that made you cry, and the songs that saved your life’; Regardless of Morrissey’s fears, it is pretty difficult to forget the songs that have been monumental in your life. It’s the reason that wedding songs are so important and why those pop punk tracks you loved aged thirteen are still waiting, word-perfect, in your brain for the next throwback playlist. And when those songs are the ones that kept you putting one foot in front of the other, forced you out of bed and stumbling down the road towards public transport, they become particularly significant.
“’The most impassionate song to a lonely soul’: Music, Cities, & Twentysomething Isolation“, Siobhan Dunlop for Shakespeare and Punk
Just something I wrote for Shakespeare and Punk about music, cities, loneliness, and Olivia Laing’s The Lonely City