From Jaques Brel to Adele, those who sing of lost love owe a lot to the lyrics of the Romantics.
Over numerous letters, Dr Phoebe Rumsey found a great man who understood the pain and joy of “Being Alive”.
It may seem odd that we get pleasure from sad songs.
Neil Sedaka’s song “The Immigrant” was a top hit in 1975, but today it seems even more relevant, as debates rage in the United States over immigration, repatriation and racism.
The emotions associated with trends in popular music and lyrics can predict economic sentiment.
New research claims to have found a link between types of chords and the lyrics they are typically paired with.
A year after Prince’s death, fans the world over are still coming to terms with the loss of an uncompromising musical and cultural visionary.
To the chagrin of many, Bob Dylan has become the first singer-songwriter to win a Nobel Prize. But this James Joyce expert is fully in support.
‘Trump made a tramp out of me,’ Guthrie lamented, denouncing his landlord who barred black families and pocketed federal funds.