Spectrum Playlist


Originally published July 21, 2020 on radiofodder.com


Source of playlist image: https://www.pinterest.com/aharpole110251/red-blue/


As someone who struggles with depression, music has been a constant factor in helping me feel better when the blues come. This playlist is full of songs that I feel reflect the pondering, sinking and drowning sort of feelings that come on now and then. Some songs are poetically bleak, some express the longing for hope or escape, and some question life and existence. 

  1. ‘Now I’m In It’ by HAIM
  2. ‘Feel Flows’ by The Beach Boys
  3. ‘I Started A Joke’ by Bee Gees 
  4. ‘Life On Mars?’ by David Bowie
  5. ‘Where Is My Mind?’ by Pixies 
  6. ‘Across The Universe’ by The Beatles 
  7. ‘I Want To Break Free’ by Queen
  8. ‘Landslide’ by Fleetwood Mac
  9. ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ by Elton John
  10. ‘The Day Before You Came’ by ABBA
  11. ‘It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)’ by The 1975
  12. ‘These Days’ by Nico
  13. ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’ by Bob Dylan 
  14. ‘Half The World Away’ by Oasis
  15. ‘Agony’ by Yung Lean 
  16. ‘I’m Not In Love’ by 10cc


Linked below are helplines and websites of services for people that struggle with mental health issues. Please reach out for help if you are struggling and remember that you are not alone. Take care.   

Lifeline (13 11 14)

Beyond Blue (1300 22 4636)

Mind Health Connect (N/A)

ARAFEMI Carer Helpline (1300 550 265)

SANE (1300 550 265)

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