The risk in dating and falling in love is the possibility of everything coming to an end, resulting in the dreaded breakup. The perfect song to crank up in the process may actually help heal a broken heart more quickly. Here’s a Huffington Post article that drills down into how the songs you have on your playlist may eventually help lift you out of that dark, sad place–which many experience when a relationship falls apart. Yet, when sadness begins to subside, anger often rears it’s ugly head. Music can be just what the doctor ordered as a healthy outlet for that anger.
In the end, break up songs are plentiful, however when you find one that speaks directly to you, there is nothing better. Pop Sugar recently pulled together a list of the top 50 Best Breakup Songs of 2015–and not the crying, poor me type of songs. We’re talking about the see-you-around-loser-I-am-better-off-without-you songs. Music therapy at it’s finest.
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Gifted female singer-songwriter, Sidney Thompson’s new song, “Light” shines a spotlight on a major problem facing many people throughout the world today. The statistics are staggering. Over 350 million people suffer from depression in the United States alone, and many do not seek treatment out of fear of being stigmatized and end up suffering alone.
Expression of darker emotions is not the norm in a world where putting on a brave face in spite of challenges is expected. But with her powerful, emotionally-charged lyrics, Sidney alludes to her own personal struggle with depression, and finally seeing the light , her own light, beyond the darkness.
Elle magazine annually honors standout female music artists. And in 2014 the line up was interesting, diverse and impressive. With singer-songwriter Sidney Thompson’s album “Light,” released in 2015, here’s hoping Elle will take notice.
In Elle’s 2014 music issue, Angel Haze, whom the magazine refers to as “The Outlaw,” feels that her recent music was as if she “…came out of the gate projectile vomiting my demons all over the place, it felt like immediately a weight had been lifted.” Iggy Azalea is “The Rap Renegade” yet says she is moving beyond just “giving a voice to brash girls” and hinted that she may be revealing more personal elements in her new music, whereas before the lyrics and music were just “an escape.” Foxes says when asked how to classify her style of music, “it’s whatever comes naturally” and that “it’s just music.” Cher makes a bold comeback as a “don’t-call-me-a-legend-or-icon” and says she hates labels. She requests of her fans, “just call me Cher.” Others featured are 80’s pop icon, Neneh Cherry, who is also making a long-awaited comeback; country darling Kacey Musgraves; the bold, talented Britt, Lily Allen; the unique and highly talented all –female band, Warpaint; the inspiring uber-talented Jetta, former teen sitcom actor turned mega-hit star, Ariana Grande, and the sultry “electro-soul starlet” Banks.
Sidney Thompson began her singing and songwriting career at the age of fifteen. Surprisingly, with little training, Sidney began churning out enough original songs to launch an album before she turned sixteen. Now twenty, she says her new album, LIGHT is a “reflection of my growth both personally and professionally.” And her title song “Light“ is based upon my personal journey coming out of a dark time in my life.”
“Light” is available on iTunes, CD Baby and various other music platforms. Visit www.SidneyThompson.com/light to view “Light”, the music video and to listen to excerpts from each song.
When Elle Magazine’s Issue hit the stands in May, including their top picks for Women in Music 2013, featuring Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora, Angel Haze, Miranda Lambert, Pat Benatar, Haim and others, Sidney Thompson, the 18 year old singer-songwriter from Dallas, Texas, was busy in studio finishing up her latest album. In the magazine’s documentary “Behind the Issue-Women in Music 2013”, the viewer is taken on an amazing journey as these talented female music artists share personal stories that include how they first started, (with many beginning in their early teens, like Sidney Thompson) their musical inspirations, intimate thoughts, and more. You can read more about them and their video and photo shoots on Elle Magazine’s website by clicking here.
Set to release her second album later this year, Sidney has been cultivating fresh, new material under the watchful eyes (and ears!) of producer/collaborator Michael Carney and her manager, Jason Frizzell of oneoctober. Plans to shoot her new music video are also underway.
Music Artist, Sidney Thompson recently spent an entire day working with an extraordinary creative team for her latest photo shoot. Highly talented photographer and videographer, Jersean Golatt, captured the beautiful talent on film. Michelle Britton brought her extraordinary styling skills in full force. Roslyn provided her makeup artistry expertise. And the exquisite DG Studio Vintage Estate Jewelry was provided by Linda Feld.