A figure, cloaked in black, steps from his ship. An angry black boot stomping front and center as a trio of stormtroopers follow behind. A black mask with silver lining the blinds whenever light hits. He blends into the night. When the deadly and literal fire hit him, he makes his presence known. He asks a question, not satisfied with the answer. He pulls his saber out, three sides. The crystal is unstable–just like him–and it’s not like other sabers we’ve seen in the galaxy. He asks a question again, still unsatisfied with the answer. The glove grips the handle of the saber tightly. The black figure lifts his arm into the air and swings, cutting yet another life.

And that’s the story of how I fell in love with Kylo Ren.

There’s nothing in this world I love more than Kylo Ren (if we’re honest, there’s nothing in this world I love more than Adam Driver, but we’re not splitting hairs here). Kylo Ren stepped onto the scene as this angry muffin who wanted nothing more than to prove himself to his parents, his master, and the rest of the galaxy. Even though he’s done a ton of bad things, I think out of anyone in the new trilogy, he is an interesting character to not only examine in character but to understand as well. I could write an entire dissertation on Kylo Ren’s character, mental health, past traumas, and what he means to SW. Don’t tempt me.

Everyone thinks of Kylo Ren as this angry emo boi, and that’s what I wanted to bring to everyone today. Since his introduction to the Star Wars universe, I’ve been adding on and off to this playlist I call KNIGHT OF REN || KYLO REN. It’s made up of all the songs that I think Kylo Ren would listen to in a depressive phase and some that speak to his characteristics.

Just so we’re clear, there is no Reylo in here, cause I don’t subscribe to that, but there are songs in here for Han, Leia, and himself as a character. Sit back, relax and enjoy this playlist about the cutest emo boi in the galaxy.

Track Listing:

No Consequences – VersaEmerge
Out of Time – A Day to Remember
Pretend.Relive.Regret – Emarosa
If Not, For Ourselves – Woe, Is Me
The World I Used to Know – We Came As Romans
I Won’t Give In – Asking Alexandria
Throne – Bring Me The Horizon
Follow You – Bring Me The Horizon
Trapped – The World Alive
Misery – The World Alive
Panic Switch – Silversun Pickups
The Hand That Feeds – Nine Inch Nails
Dark Side of Me – Coheed and Cambria
In Fear and Faith – Circa Survive
The Sound of Us – A Lot Like Birds
Skullflower – The Sound of Animals Fighting
Memphis Will Be Laid to Waste – Norma Jean
Can You Feel My Heart – Bring Me The Horizon
One For the Money – Escape the Fate
Hope – We Came As Romans
Hated – Beartooth
Wrong Side of Heaven – Five Finger Death Punch
Sarcasm – Get Scared


Jekyll and Hyde – Five Finger Death Punch
Feet Don’t Fail Me Now – Queens of the Stone Age
My Demons – Starset
King For A Day – Pierce The Veil feat. Kellin Quinn
Kick Me – Sleeping With Sirens
Kylo Ren Arrives at the Battle – John Williams
You Want a Battle? (Here’s a War) – Bullet For My Valentine
Duality – Slipknot
Mama – My Chemical Romance
Blood Oath – Alice Glass
I’m A Monster – Of Mice & Men
Don’t You Dare Forget The Sun – Get Scared
Would You Still Be There – Of Mice & Men
Last Looks – Silverstein
Nerve – Myka, Relocate
Whiplash – Silverstein
Suspended in This Disaster – Dance Gavin Dance

Insha Fitzpatrick
co-editor in chief of dis/member & rogues portal. hufflepuff. frmly of geek.com. talks on film runners. craves horror films. loves true crime. tries her best.

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