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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Mighty, serious Production Music sound. Smooth Beat, dark strings, atmospheric synthies, piano.
Dramatic trumpet, choir and orchestra in the spaghetti-western style. Percussive and tense.
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.
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.
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.
Pensive piano song, fine melodies, melancholic, but with encouraging parts, for dreaming and relaxing
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.
Full orchestra, romantic strings, strong chords
A very solemn melody played by cellos. Very sad and emotional.
A very romantic but also melancholic solo piano track. Interpreted with a lot of feeling!
Warm and mournful, featuring soothing strings that creates an emotive, profound mood.
Solo clarinet bathed in reverb gives a spacious and a slightly melancholic ambience to this emotive track. Lonely reflection surrounds you as the melodies and phrases quietly weave their way through the ether to join you.
Starts with a gentle piano, from 0:44 strings, woodwind and brass instruments come in to support, whispering hearts, touching and longingly