February is finally here, and that means it is time to revel in new love and relive past heartbreaks. Here is the perfect playlist to get you in — or out of — the Valentine’s Day spirit.
- “Heavenly” – Cigarettes After Sex
Cigarettes After Sex continually encapsulate the dawning feeling of lovesick heartache, and “Heavenly” is the perfect track to reminisce on the emptiness that envelopes you after giving your heart away.
- “Punk Rock Princess” – Something Corporate
Something Corporate captures the nostalgic feeling of angsty teen love with this track from their 2002 album, Leaving Through The Window.
- “Be my Mistake” – The 1975
With young love comes indecisiveness, guilt and mistakes. The 1975 put into words how an insignificant hookup can feel validating and fulfilling in the moment but can never replace the intimacy that comes with genuinely falling for someone.
- “Colourblind” – Winterbourne
“Colourblind” is a track that transports you to the ending credits of a coming of age love story. The gradual instrumental buildup and raw poetic lyrics leave you daydreaming about what this kind of overwhelming love must feel like.
- “Venus/Madonna” – Caleb Flood
Everyone has that one person they keep going back to, even though they know it will never work out, but the high of chasing after someone who you know is inevitably going to destroy you can be intoxicating.
- “IGHTF” – The Hunna
The lyrics –“You sure know how to fuck up a good time/ I can’t let go so I hide behind bloodshot eyes/ I can still taste you, fuck I just hate you” – express the rage and destruction that ensues after being hurt by someone you thought you could not live without.
- “Die for You” – Beauty School Dropout
It is rare that someone comes into your life and completely envelopes your thoughts and emotions. When you find that person you would ride or die for, just make sure you do not lose yourself in the rush.
- “Drinking Games” – Sophie Cates
February is the month to embrace your inner Aquarius. “Situationships” can be confusing and tiring, but who does not want the ability to bask in their desire for physical and emotional intimacy while still maintaining their hyper independence?
- “Hard To Be Alone” – Barns Courtney
This simple, yet heart wrenching track from Barns Courtney’s Hard To Be Alone EP embraces the soul crushing aftermath of losing your person.
- “Monkey Business” – Vista Kicks
Indulge your urges with this track from Vista Kicks’ 2017 album “Booty Shakers Ball.” In the scandalous lyrics, lust and debauchery have never sounded so good.
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Emily Brower is a journalism major and content writer for KCPR. Josie Doan is an art and design major and designer for KCPR.