I have been blessed to never experience depression firsthand. Yet I have learned a bit about it during my studies, and when the prompt “low” came up, this song appeared out of nowhere. It’s my attempt to illustrate other people’s illustration of depression. And I had to make a production out of it because I heard the string arrangement and the beats in my mind.
I have spent waaaaaaayyyyy too much time on it. Especially on what you don’t hear: my fruitless attempts to create a Shepard tone in my DAW. This is an acoustical illusion of an ever rising or falling tone, though it is actually a loop (learn more about it here). In the end I just used a so called Shepard-Risset glissando from Wikipedia.