I love this post and the stories behind it and others sharing their own so here’s mine:
“Hold On” by The Alabama Shakes
I listened to this song on repeat when I moved to Minnesota from Atlanta on my own a couple years ago. I was only here for a few months and really considering moving back home when I heard it on a local station out here and it made me cry. It was like a stress cry at that time, but it helped me stick it out. I still cry when I hear it, but now it’s a happy cry that I overcame living in that shitty house with that shitty roommate in that shitty town.