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Science Says Pop's Getting Sadder, We Say "Duh, Us Too"

2 monthes ago   |   By Noisey

Sad pop is a major preoccupation of mine. It's amazing to me that a genre which is, by definition, the most popular on earth can frequently express the difficult sentiments it does with such emotional directness, all the while staying within generic confines. And while pop getting 'sadder' feels like a trend we've been vaguely observing for a while via the rise of artists like The Weeknd, Charli XCX, and the crown princess of Summertime Sadness, Lana Del Rey, science has basically now confirmed that trend. A new study undertaken by researchers at University of California at Irvine, and...
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