This Month’s Mixtape: Hope & Heartbreak

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we’ve been wanting to show our appreciation for our readers. Thus, with their helpful recommendations, we’ve compiled two playlists, both characterizing the essence of Valentine’s Day.

Based on what it typically means to celebrate Valentine’s Day, one slow yet upbeat playlist revolves around hope, whether that involves the expectation of reciprocated feelings or the discovery of self happiness. So while you’re stuffing your face with chocolates or buying bunches of bouquets, we hope you savor the aural flavors of the first playlist, including the intimately mellow vibes of Cat Power’s “Sea of Love,” the dreamily feathery sounds of Sleeping At Last’s “Moon,” the freshly intoxicating synth of Elènne’s “Between Us (ft. Mothica)” and the undeniably cool vocals of Kehlani’s “Get Away”.

However, not all of are so lucky, as with hope comes heartbreak. That’s where the second playlist comes in, perfect for gobbling down buckets of ice cream and bawling your eyes out. Within this heartbreak-fueled playlist, we’ve got an enchantingly jarring symphony of synth within Black Atlass’s “Paris,” the melancholic melody within St. South’s “Slacks,” the slightly hazy use of vocals within Avid Dancer’s “Stop Playing With My Heart” and the captivatingly raucous stew of heartache within Lapalux’s “Closure (ft. Szerdene)”.

Now, with two carefully crafted playlists, we truly hope our readers enjoy this upcoming Valentine’s Day.

Sea of Love, by Cat Power
Gold, by James Vincent McMorrow
Moon, by Sleeping At Last
Until the End of Time feat. Beyonce (Tajan Remix), by Justin Timberlake
Your Love V2, by Willow Smith
Between Us feat. Mothica, by Elenne
Get Away, by Kehlani
Music Sounds Better With You, by Giraffage
Maps, by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
I’d Do Anything For You, by Foster the People
Stay, by Coasts

Paris, by Atlass
Slacks, by St. South
I Can’t Make You Love Me, by Bon Iver
Tough Love (Pablo Nouvelle Remix), by Sailor & I
Stop Playing With My Heart, by Avid Dancer
Love Lost, by Temper Trap
Heartbeats, by Jose Gonzalez
Closure feat. Szjerdene Get Away, by Lapalux
Habits of My Heart, by James Young
Oceans, by Seafret

Compiled by the Hoofprint Staff

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