WHY SAD MUSIC MAKES US FEEL BETTER: “Researchers surveyed close to 800 participants on their feelings after listening to sad music, and found that most people actually feel consoled when they hear it, especially during periods of other emotional distress. Participants also felt that sad music inspired their imaginations, and made them feel nostalgic for days gone by. In fact, most of the study’s participants reported that listening to sad music, even during times of distress, made them feel better, not worse.

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