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vaporwave highkey makes me want to die
like idk I wish I was kidding, every time I listen to it I get this overwhelming awful feeling that's accompanied by suicidal undertones
and it's the weirdest thing and I don't get it?? why does a specific music genre/aesthetic in general make me feel that way. I even feel like I'd probably like it otherwise?

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Ivyycaine Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so i just listened to vaporwave for the first time in order to see if I felt the same way when I listened to it.

while I didn't feel suicidal, I certainly got creepy vibes. i was trying rlly hard to figure out what made the songs feel off to me and I thought maybe it has something to do with the pitch? like maybe the cheery tune with a lower pitch is confusing to our brains. i dont really know. but I will say I was certainly more unsettled by the music than at ease.

I also googled a few things for you and most people who also said they felt sad/suicidal while listening to vaporwave blamed it on nostalgia. because the music invokes a sense of things lost that you'all never get back?? i guess. I personally thought they were getting too deep with it but hey, you never know.

so overall I didn't find a definite answer. but there's certainly some possibilities. it could honestly just be that the music style creeps you out in a way that your brain handles by the suicidal undertones and bad feeling. im just really intrigued by this because I have a v similar thing with dubstep. it gives me a sense of like, impending doom and makes me feel like someone is going to die (very brutally). like iDEK how to describe it but I understand the whole music genre affecting you weirdly.

im srry this got so long oops
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softcrows Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016
YEAH holy shit that opposite pitches thing actually makes sense... the nostalgia thing actually kinda makes sense too, even if I wasn't alive in the 80s-90s my parents had a lot of stuff and I watched a lot of TV shows/movies from then when I was little too so???

it's so crazy that it makes me want to like destroy myself though lmao?? is that what being legitimately triggered is??

i confuse myself >B')

and no omg you're fine! I love hearing that insight tbh!
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Ivyycaine Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yea like the pitch is really weird, and I know that can affect how a song makes you feel. and even if you weren't alive in the 90's, the song can still make you feel nostalgic.

i would say it's a form of being triggered if the feelings r rlly strong. but yea I would say something about the music unsettles your brain and it sends like bad signals. that's my best guess |D
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