Villa Traxx, Vol .007

Sometimes you just have to give in and let yourself feel.

In this week’s playlist, the theme revolves around the things that bring us heartbreak and sadness into our lives. Sit back and grab some tissues, you’re in for an emotional rollercoaster.

.007 | feelz

Make Luv x Brent Faiyaz

Sometimes, people only talk to us when they need something. In the case of Brent Faiyaz, people want you when you become famous. The passion and heartbreak in these vocals are very real, mostly because of the talent in this tune. For such a smooth-sounding song, it can be quite relatable.

Love You x Roy Woods

When it comes to the R&B genre, OVO has a few players in the game. Majid Jordan, dvsn, PARTYNEXTDOOR just to name a few. Fellow member Roy Woods has a knack of putting genuine emotion into his work. We get a glimpse of his unrequited love, so much that it pours into our own lives.

Vile Mentality x J.Cole

Your greatest enemy will always be yourself. Cole highlights the difficulty of a deleterious mindset and how our own mindsets are the ones to bring us down. From the pain in his voice to the slow, melodic beat, this song encompasses how influential our thoughts can be.

Ivy x Frank Ocean

It’s Frank, so we know what’s coming. Coming off the project Blonde, this track highlights the effects of a failed relationship and the complications that ensue. From the very first second we know it’s going to be a tough listen–I thought that I was dreaming when you said you loved me…

Ex Calling x 6lack

Instrumentals are key to capturing emotion in music. The sharp, gutting piano notes in the intro indicate the severity of a past relationship. Who knew such a personal anecdote could be so relatable? On a side note, remember it’s pronounced “black,” not “six-lack.” (This one’s for you Jesse.)

Bleach x Brockhampton

Brockhampton presents us with a work of vulnerability and raw emotion. Various members of the group, including their founder Kevin Abstract, add to the intensity of despair with their heartfelt lyrics. It doesn’t help that the chorus repeats the lyric Tell me why I cry when I feel it.

All Girls Are The Same x Juice WRLD

Relationships can make or break us. Unfortunately for Juice WRLD, he has been on the wrong end way too many times. This song helped propel him to a larger audience, along with Lucid Dreams. However, they both have one thing in common: a damaged heart.

the remedy for a broken heart (why am I so in love) x XXXtentacion

This song in itself is a masterpiece. It serves to replicate how our thought process is when love hurts us. After questioning himself over and over again, X’s quick-flow rapping attempts to distract from the pain he’s in. As the song elapses, the questioning continues, climaxing at an unrestrained, agonizing calling out. Rest in peace, X.

Call Out My Name x The Weeknd

To whoever did Abel wrong, you’re going to get what’s coming to you. I feel like she broke my heart and I’ve never even met her. This song epitomizes the emotional destruction ruined relationships can cause, leaving one empty and in need. Abel’s unparalleled vocals elevate this track to be a heartbreak anthem.

Jungle x Drake

Although the 6 God is known more for his emotional songs, Gabriel Garzón-Montano steals the show in this Jungle. That chorus is almost like a virus, infecting every part of the heart and soul to a point of desperation and distress. Moreover, the slow instrumental and Drake’s soothing voice add the finishing touches to this self pity party.

Looking to brighten things up? Check out our Feel Good playlist here!

DTLR Staff

Culturally-educated and sneaker-cultivated, our guest writers continue to bring these creative stories for your enjoyment.

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