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Science: pop music has become sadder

Science: pop music has become sadder
We live in a world where more and more people are affected by mental illness, debt, online bullying and more. Has this been reflected in our music? Apparently so.
The University of California has reported a study in the Royal Society Open Science journal in which they examined half a million songs released in Britain 500,000 1985 and 2015 and, yes, the mood is going down and sadness is going up.
As Natalia Komarova told AP: “‘Happiness’ is going down, ‘brightness’ is going down, ‘sadness’ is going up, and at the same time, the songs are becoming more ‘danceable’ and more ‘party-like.”

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