Purcell is a composer who had a formative influence on British music - even The Who now cite him as an influence. There's an intense, dirty harmony, but there's a Louis XIV kind of elan and style, too. He had the melancholy DNA of our national folk heritage.
I've always been a fan of melody and emotional melancholy, whether it was Rites of Spring or Tears for Fears or Neil Young. If I hear a song that has a sweet melody, I'm a sucker for it, whether it's Linkin Park or Little Richard.
It's a brooding melancholy that haunts me.
Cities produce in me melancholy or a tension I don't need.
Saturn seems to have impressed the seal of melancholy on me from the beginning.
I have a tremendous battle with melancholy and depression.
Melancholy is no bad thing.
I have a taste for a kind of melancholy and for being an absolute victim of love.
Am I melancholy? I certainly have moments. I like to think there's a capacity for joy as well.
No one would ever cast me as an aristocrat. I think the big thing about being an Irish artist is access to melancholy. Especially the American Irish. The availability of loss, some kind of pain, is an important part of who we are. I think my Irishness gave me that.
Melancholy is as seductive as Ecstasy.
The more melancholy side of my literary personality is much in tune with BS Johnson's.
A lot of the time there is a lot of melancholy in the lyrics.
There is a melancholy that stems from greatness.
Much melancholy has devolved upon mankind, and it is detestable to me that might will triumph in the end.
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