Originally published with Paste Magazine on June 22, 2015.
Whether you’re freshly entangled in the feelings following a soured romance, or you’re a few months out and still experiencing occasional pangs, heartbreak is a hard emotion to grapple with. Singer-songwriters excel at tapping into the human condition, especially when it comes to heartbreak. It seems like half the songs out there are about love gone wrong. Prolific songwriter Ryan Adams, known for his personal and self-reflective style, has penned his fair share of gut-punch songs that exemplify heartbreak. His aren’t songs aren’t strictly about love lost; he runs the gamut of heartbreak. Here are ten songs in which Ryan Adams nails what it means to have a broken heart. [Full article available at Paste]