Check out this version of R.E.M.’s famously gloomy ‘Losing My Religion’

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Check out this version of R.E.M.’s famously gloomy ‘Losing My Religion’

Post by Pete » Mon May 07, 2018 7:34 pm

Most of the time, when all else is held constant, music in a major key is judged as happy while minor key music is heard as sad. I say most of the time because it’s not true across the board. Minor music can be happy even if people do not understand the lyrics, such as in Van Morrison’s ‘Moondance’. Or try keeping a smile on your face when you hear to ‘Dinner At Eight’ by Rufus Wainwright or ‘I Know It’s Over’ by The Smiths, both of which are in major keys.

There are many examples of minor-happy and major-sad pairings in the musical catalogue, but it’s fair to say that these examples are the exceptions rather than the rule. Want proof? Check out this version of R.E.M.’s famously gloomy ‘Losing My Religion’, digitally shifted to a major key. Notice how it triggers a totally different emotional effect.

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