Culture June 5, 2018
"Most of us are hurting, most of us are searching."
You don’t have to have a significant other to enjoy the soft rhythms and upbeat melodies of love songs. You can start smiling from ear to ear for no reason whatsoever right now.
Fair warning, though, these love songs might bring out the hopeless romantic in you.
Ready? Okay. Cue the butterflies.
The harmony between the soft voices of both artists Daniel Caesar and H.E.R. produce an angelic sound that is almost haunting. It stirs up feelings, reminding you of your angsty teenage years and cute secret crushes.
You’re the coffee that I need in the morning
You’re my sunshine in the rain when it’s pouring
Won’t you give yourself to me
Give it all
This upbeat tune leaves listeners feeling light and airy. Alexander O’Connor’s solo act gives it a very indie pop vibe, and we’re here for it. It’s a feel-good bop for any hopeless romantic ready to fall in love again and again and again.
So listen, girl
When you can’t even hide it
And it didn’t take forever to find it
I was all on my own
Almost glad to be alone
Until love came in on time, oh, on time
Kali Uchis’ unique and old-school voice can bring back anyone’s nostalgic past. This love song is unlike the others. “Baby we’re not gonna make it, at least I’m going down with you, our baggage might too full, on Flight 22.” She still wants that love, even if it might be on its way to crashing.
So pack all your bags
Don’t gotta ask where we’re going to
Don’t wanna be anywhere if it ain’t with you
Nowhere in this world can compare, boy that’s the truth
To wherever we’re going on Flight 22
This singer and Los Angeles native describes a love that feels real and holds her down. She expresses her gratitude towards her partner through her lyrics, and it’s just what everyone needs on a love song playlist. Besides, how could you not appreciate Jhené Aiko’s ethereal voice?
Most of us are hurting, most of us are searching
Someone to love, someone to understand
Most of the time I’m fighting multiple voices residing
In my head
Then there’s you, you bring silence to my violent truth
Yes you do
You’re my salvage, you’re my balance, you’re so new
If you’re recently back in the dating game, this song’s for you. Chaz Bear or Toro y Moi, his stage name, tells Genius that when you’re falling in love, “Sometimes it’s scary.” Talk about the understatement of the century, right?
But what’s it gonna take for a guy like me to find a girl like you?
What I gotta do to find a girl who’s loving is more than true?
No one can play the game alone, even if you try to
Baby, I’m yours now
Dreaming a connection
I can meet you downtown
I’ll take you where you wanna be tonight
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