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13th February 2017—Playlists

10 Songs for the New Romantic

Sure, you can try and impress your valentine with Adele and Ed Sheeran but if they’ve had a few Valentines in the past you’re going to have to dig deeper. There’s a common misconception that a love song has to be a soppy ballad made specifically for candle-lit dinners but love is born in the most mysterious places and as such some of the greatest love songs right now are made for the dancefloor and the bedroom.To make it look like you haven’t simply searched ‘Valentines Day’ on Spotify and picked the first playlist to accompany your romantic dinner, we’ve put together 10 of the coolest love songs around right now. Steal now and thank us later.

 

KAYTRANADA- GOT IT GOOD (FT. CRAIG DAVID)
Nothing says smooth more than a ‘lil Craig David and if you’re not putting him in your playlist then are you even a romantic? Canadian prodcehttps://vimeo.com/200897813/r Kaytranada and David dropped this one last year making the world collectively swoon. “You’re worth it, you deserve it,” is exactly what everybody wants to hear on V Day. Maybe it’s best you let Craig do it instead of saying it yourself. May come across better.

ZARA LARRSON- SO GOOD (FT. TY DOLLA $IGN)
New pop Queen Zara Larrson is all loved up on her latest breezy anthem So Good and you could be too with just one spin of this jam*. There’s nothing wrong with adding a few beats into your Valentines day list particularly when Larrson is trading lines with Mr. Smooth himself Ty Dolla $ign. 

*cannot guarantee this.

THE WEEKND- I FEEL IT COMING
Picture this: candle lit dinner, your BAE looking 100, you walk over and press play and then this comes out, “Tell me what you really like, baby I can take my time.” Boom. You’ve just won Valentines Day and you have the dulcet tones of The Weeknd to thank. This jam, produced by Daft Punk, is potentially the greatest love song of the year and if you don’t know that now, you’re definitely going to know it come V Day. 

STARLEY- CALL ON ME (RYAN RIBECK REMIX)
It’s ok to ditch the dinner and head straight to the dancefloor on Valentines Day but you’re still going to have to bring it with the tune selection. If you want to impress your date, request this from the DJ and make sure he throws in a ‘lil dedication. “You know you can call on me,” will give all the warm and fuzzies needed.

DUA LIPA- BE THE ONE
There is a warning attached to including this one in your playlist. Dua Lipa’s voice is so goddamn sexy that you’re going to have to try not to fall in love with her. If you can get past that then you’ve got yourself a quintessential modern love song. It’s anthemic, euphoric and built with a chorus that could defeat a small nation. 

DRAKE- CONTROLLA
Chance are you either think Drake is a little creepy or the perfect loverman. Rihanna will probably attest to the former while J.LO will side with the latter. If you’re of the latter category, chuck this one in. It’s probably the only love song off his latest album VIEWS and it’s a bit of a scorcher. Built on a Caribbean soundscape, Drizzy lets you know that he’d die for you. Now ain’t that romantic.

THE XX- DANGEROUS
The xx are typically known for songs of heartache but their latest album I See You begins with this flirty, scorcher Dangerous. Beginning with blaring horns and a deep, pulsating beat, this is one you’ll have to take straight to the dancefloor. “My favourite mistake,” may be how you describe many of your dates in years to come.

GOLDLINK- UNIQUE (FT. ANDERSON .PAAK)
When Anderson .Paak is singing, there’s basically no need to say anything in order to impress your date. That’s even truer when he’s singing, “I think I found wifie.” This Valentines Day, don’t say anything. Let Anderson do all the talking and there’s literally no way that anything could go wrong.

FRANCIS AND THE LIGHTS- MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE
So, we’ve encouraged you to ditch the ballad but let’s just bring it back for a second because this one is so beautiful. Francis And The Lights who is mates with everyone from Bon Iver to Kanye West dropped this one last year and it’s a bit of a tear-jerker. “May I have this dance, can I say something crazy? I love you,” he sings as thousands of hearts around the world immediately flutter.

LANY- ILYSB
LANY are an LA group who basically make love songs for the internet age. There’s nothing more 2017 than dedicating a song with a title made of acronyms to your love. This particular acronym means ‘I Love You So Bad’. TBH YSK ILY BAE. 

You know what? Just have an entire playlist of jams like this: 

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