Illustrations by Esme Blegvad.

Whether you’ve been ghosted by someone you just met, or you’ve been let down by a crush you’ve had forever, being rejected can seem like the end of the world. Putting yourself out there is hard enough, but having someone not reciprocate your affection can make you feel unwanted and alone. We’ve all been there, and we all know how hard it can be to get over the person—or just the sting of being rejected. This is a playlist for when you’re upset about a rejection or breakup. Sometimes we just need to be in our feelings and listen to musicians who have been in the same situation. These songs can help remind us that we’re not alone.