Pop Life

Five Songs Much Darker Than You Remember

"Darkness" is a term that doesn't always go over so well among mainstream audiences. For those of us into more experimental works of art or just inherently more extreme forms of music like metal, it comes with those genres' very nature. But in pop literature, film and music? Darkness is practically a bad word.

The darkest kind of film you'll get in the mainstream is The Dark Knight, and the darkest kind of music you might hear is angsty 94.5 The Buzz BS. But when it comes to real darkness made by mainstream artists? It often ends up on the cutting-room floor in favor of light brushstrokes.

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Corey Deiterman