To be sad is an emotion contrary to joy and happiness. It can be experienced under normal conditions, during everyday life, or because of a particularly dramatic event, such as a loss, bereavement or disappearance.
It is one of the "six fundamental emotions" described by P. Ekman, along with happiness, anger, surprise, fear and disgust.
The moment of sadness represents the encounter between desire and its own limits. It is not the outside that somehow delimits desire, but these limits are constitutive of desire itself. Accepting one's own limitation helps in some way to overcome sadness.
This feeling is especially felt by artists, who continually try to overcome themselves. Many painters, poets, musicians have produced their best works in moments of great sadness and melancholy.
Sadness is a physiological feeling if it is limited to limited occasions. If this situation persists for long periods of time, we speak of depression.
Sadness is not directly related to depression, it can be understood as the beginning of a physical and mental evil such as depression, so it should not be underestimated. Sadness can also be brought about by dissatisfaction or by not having made or carried out significant choices and decisions in one's life.
In the playlist below you will find music tracks from our music catalogue for royalty-free Production Music or Stock Music with the keyword "sad", which can be licensed directly online via the Proud Music Library as background music for commercials, ads on TV, In-Stream-ads or movie and radio spots. It is also possible to download mp3 files in reduced quality for free to present them internally. Use is only permitted after the purchase of a license. If you have any questions regarding licensing, please contact us by phone at ++49 (0)6132 43 088 30 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A strong raising orchestra track in the style of "Jaws". At around 1:00 a new mood is presented to the listener: sorrow and desperation.
Mighty, serious Production Music sound. Smooth Beat, dark strings, atmospheric synthies, piano.
A walk through the dark world
Foreboding on the morning of a decisive battle, atmospheric and epic
sound of voices about various alternate harmonies
A moody and intense pop-rock track. Acoustic guitar and atmospheric noises on the verse parts and intense guitar textures on the chorus parts. Inner turmoil, love, heartbreak, growing up, youth drama.
Sensitive, melancholic song with Spanish acoustic guitar, piano, acoustic bass and smooth drums. Perfect background music for documentary about Spain or Cuba and for romantic movies.
slow beautiful big band ballad with tenor sax solo and strings
A mysterious cathedral. This means shelter on the one hand but a bloody history of origins on the other hand. Pure thriller and tension !!
Pensive piano song, fine melodies, melancholic, but with encouraging parts, for dreaming and relaxing
swing, fender rhodes piano, with nice pad and rhythm
Romantic and peaceful song with acoustic guitar, piano and fretless bass. Calm and relaxing instrumental music for commercials or corporate films, but also as background music for video- or fotoshows.
Godfather inspired haunting melody evoking a sad and nostalgic, poignant mood. Played on trumpet accompanied by acoustic guitar in waltz time with accordion interweaving a counter-melody. Perfect fit for Italo-American themed productions and more.
Full orchestra, romantic strings, strong chords
Dramatic trumpet, choir and orchestra in the spaghetti-western style. Percussive and tense.
Starting with a contemplative and thoughtful piano. Then comes more and more instrumental support, the issue raises up to a furious climax at the end of the track. A mix of Power Rock and symphony.