The Ultimate Breakup Artists

We’ve all been there. Whether a friendship, a relationship, or a situationship, going through a breakup is devastating. We all have our ways of coping with heartbreak. Being a musician myself, I can’t think of a better way to cope than through music.

That is why I, a person five months post breakup, have decided to expose you to the ultimate breakup artists. These names have gotten me through thick and thin recently, and I hope they heal you as much as they’ve healed me.


I never said I was original. Mitski is just the perfect name for this list. Her song “Francis Forever” specifically makes me re-feel the rawness of five months ago every time, and it hurts so good. 

Tyler, The Creator

The entirety of Igor is a must-listen, and was recommended to me very soon after my breakup. “GONE, GONE / THANK YOU” is absolutely the highlight of the album, but listen to it all the way down from beginning to end if you really want to feel the punch.

Olivia Rodrigo

I didn’t get the craze behind Olivia Rodrigo at first, and then I broke up with my ex and it all made sense. Her song “enough for you” specifically gets me every time with its relatability. 

Billie Eilish

“Happier Than Ever” is a song that surprised all of us at first listen, but it’s so great beyond that too. The whole album in general has really helped me get through the past few months. 

I hope these artists and their content give you a good cry like they have for me. After all, that’s what breakup songs are all about!

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