What exactly is “excessive sadness”? The connotations with the words “sadness” and “melancholy” are often negative. But both melancholy and sadness can also be elevating and inspiring, as they sometimes inspire to create great songs, poetry, books and other works of art. Let’s focus on music. We are excessively sad – our oversensitivity, the sadness and melancholy we feel, becomes not something negative, but an inspiration.
Everyone can be an Excessive Sadness Maker, in a sense, if they, at some point find a relief and/or an inspiration in melancholy and sadness, or if they felt overwhelmed by their emotions, uncertainty or reality. Musicians can, too, be Excessive Sadness Makers. They do so by turning many of their emotions into music / art. The music is very often imbued with melancholy and cold atmosphere. Oversensitivity can be another aspect of being an Excessive Sadness Maker, and it manifests itself vividly in all forms of art. At Wytwórca Nadmiernego Smutku (Excessive Sadness), we are focused on music: on writing reviews of albums, which somehow resonate with us or our sensitivity, writing concert and music festivals’ reviews, interviewing musicians and promoting Polish independent music scene.