John Campbell on music that makes us cry

“Finding your place, a sense of togetherness: the best music reminds us of what we have in common. It shows us the light in the darkness” 

Seven years ago John Campbell burst into tears on live TV because a musician he loves, Sharon Van Etten, started playing him one of his all-time favourite songs. He tells the story of that moment, and explores why some songs make us cry.

Here's John Campbell's celebration of Sharon Van Etten and the joy of sadness. 

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