Grief is the response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or some living thing that has died, to which a bond or affection was formed. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, grief also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, cultural, spiritual and philosophical dimensions. While the terms are often used interchangeably, bereavement refers to the state of loss, while grief is the reaction to that loss.

The grief associated with death is familiar to most people, but individuals grieve in connection with a variety of losses throughout their lives, such as unemployment, ill health or the end of a relationship. Loss can be categorized as either physical or abstract; physical loss is related to something that the individual can touch or measure, such as losing a spouse through death, while other types of loss are more abstract, possibly relating to aspects of a person's social interactions.


August 19, 2022

Jessie J Offers Update After Pregnancy Loss: ‘Some Days the Grief Just Overwhelms Me’

The British singer first revealed she'd suffered a miscarriage back in November.

August 19, 2022

Björk Announces Grief-Inspired New Album ‘Fossora’

Icelandic singer's follow-up to her 2017 LP, Utopia, will be out this fall

August 10, 2022

Titus Andronicus Ponder the Ties That Bind Pain and Love on ‘Give Me Grief’

Track will appear on the New Jersey outfit's upcoming seventh album, The Will to Live

July 12, 2022

Interpol Tell a Story of ‘Grief and Heartbreak’ in Poignant New ‘Gran Hotel’ Video

Track will appear on the group's upcoming LP, The Other Side of Make-Believe

June 2, 2022

Angel Olsen on Grief, Coming Out, and Making a Country Album

The singer-songwriter isn’t fighting heartbreak anymore—she’s digging roots into it and letting it flow.

May 30, 2022

Master P Mourns Death of Daughter Tytyana Miller: ‘An Overwhelming Grief’

Romeo also paid tribute to his late sister on social media.

May 30, 2022

Master P Mourns the Loss of His Daughter Tytyana: 'Our Family Is Dealing With an Overwhelming Grief'

Master P shared the tragic news to social media. “Our family is dealing with an overwhelming grief for the loss of my daughter Tytyana,” he wrote.

May 25, 2022

Taylor Swift Is ‘Filled With Rage and Grief’ Over Uvalde School Shooting

“We, as a nation, have become conditioned to unfathomable and unbearable heartbreak,” the singer writes after 19 kids were killed at Robb Elementary School in Texas

May 13, 2022

Here Are the Full Production Credits for Kendrick Lamar's 'Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers'

Kendrick's long-awaited new album is spilt into two parts, each featuring nine songs. Kicking off the experience is piano-driven opener "United in Grief."

April 15, 2022

G-Eazy Rides the Waves of Grief on New Song ‘Angel,’ a Tribute to His Late Mother

Rapper also launches the Dandelion Scholarship to the birthday of his late mother Suzanne Olmsted

March 29, 2022

Queer Love, Grief, and Plenty of Americana: Angel Olsen Has a New Album on the Way

Tinges of Emmylou Harris are heard in lead single "All the Good Times"

March 7, 2022

Florence and the Machine Funnel ‘Joy, Fury, and Grief’ Into New Song ‘Heaven Is Here’

Track arrives on the heels of the group's recent single, "King"

December 21, 2021

Erick the Architect Unmasks His Struggles with Grief

The pandemic taught us all about grief. Nearly everyone was touched by COVID-19 in some way: Kids lost parents, friends lost friends, families grew smaller. Some, like producer and artist Erick the Architect, suffered more than others. Erick is a founding member of the Flatbush Zombies and  earned multiple RIAA Gold Records as a producer […]

October 21, 2021

Maxo Kream Confronted Pain and Grief to Make His New Album ‘Weight of the World’

Rapper discusses his new LP, intergenerational trauma, and his patient rise to stardom

October 12, 2021

‘The Grief Is in the Saxophones’: Cate Le Bon Reveals New Album ‘Pompeii’

Welsh singer-songwriter drops lead single "Running Away"

October 8, 2021

Justin Bieber and Diane Keaton Cope With Grief In Haunting ‘Ghost’ Video: Watch

"Ghost" is a haunting, somber tale of a family dealing with grief. And finding joy in the little things.

October 8, 2021

Justin Bieber and Diane Keaton Work Through Grief in ‘Ghost’ Video

Singer also announced the arrival of three new songs

July 15, 2021

Imagine Dragons Ruminate on Grief in New Video for ‘Wrecked’

Visual, like the Mercury - Act 1 single, inspired by death of Dan Reynolds' sister-in-law

July 2, 2021

Imagine Dragons Explore Grief & Loss on New Song ‘Wrecked’: Listen

On Friday (July 2), Imagine Dragons offered up the latest preview of their fifth studio album, Mercury - Act 1, with the powerful new song "Wrecked."

May 31, 2021

Hear Nick Cave Reflect on Grief in ‘Letter to Cynthia’

The song was recorded with Bad Seeds member Warren Ellis

May 31, 2021

Listen to Nick Cave’s new single ‘Letter to Cynthia’ in full online

The track, inspired by a letter sent from a fan, was originally available on new 7" single 'Grief' The post Listen to Nick Cave’s new single ‘Letter to Cynthia’ in full online appeared first on NME.



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