On a sunny Friday like today we’re half tempted to duck out of work early to enjoy the sunshine from the beach. The weather is beautiful– yes– but every artist knows there’s also beauty in the breakdown. We’re celebrating the darker, somber side of life and those photogs, painters, drawers, musicians and dancers who work diligently to capture the depths of human emotion. Go forth, brave artists, with these melancholy tracks as your guide, and paint a haunting picture in your mind while you create. We’ll see you on the other side of the weekend.