Cuffing Season

Right around this time of the year, for some reason, love is in the air. To celebrate the special feelings you might have for someone, here are some of the sweetest songs around. A mix of mostly Pop and R&B, with a few wild cards thrown in.

“Lovefool” – The Cardigans

Better remembered by most for being interpolated in Justin Bieber’s “Love Me,” Lovefool is about an unrequited love, but is surrounded by The Cardigans’ airy & lighthearted sound.

“Dreamz” – Sara King

This Bedroom Pop track is the epitome of a daydream. Sometimes, all you need is a fantasy that’s warm like the sunshine and sweet like candy.

“Montego Bae” – Noname, Ravyn Lenae

This track blends Noname’s edge cutting style of soulful rap with a soft bossa nova style beat, with Ravyn Lenae’s floating vocals being the icing on the cake. It’s one of those songs that once you hear it, the melody never leaves your head. Into next Tuesday you’ll be singing “Ii think I really wanna go some day.”

“Little Bit” – Erika De Casier

Erika De Casier’s 90’s pop-inspired sound shines through this song. She laments about missing her lover, but at the same time, her lover seems to not know where they stand. A relatable sentiment, almost wishing everything could just be a little bit simpler.

“Over the Moon” – The Marías

The Marías’ jazzy sound always feels like a good sweater- warm and comfortable. From their second EP “Superclean Vol II.”, this song is a great representative of their relaxed Latin take on pop music. 

“Call Me Up” – HOMESHAKE

HOMESHAKE, formerly Mac Demarco’s lead guitarist, has a unique lo-fi R&B sound that allows him to touch hearts with his gliding melodies and almost timid vocal performance.

“Let My Baby Stay” – Amandla Stenberg

Made for the movie “Everything, Everything”, this is actually a cover of a Mac Demarco song. Amandla’s version takes a very interesting approach, turning what was a jangly acoustic track and creating a heavier, synth-driven version.

“Short Court Style” – Natalie Prass

Short Court Style brings out all of Natalie Prass’ strengths-her stacked vocal chords, her effortlessly sweet melodies, and her passion for love. This song has the power to keep you movin’ on even when everything feels a little rough.

“Late To The Party” – Kacey Musgraves

From her album “Pageant Material”, Kacey really drives home how special someone else can really make you feel. This track carries an immersive feeling to it as if at that moment nobody matters more than who you’re with.

“Digital Love” – Daft Punk

From the dance duo’s second album” Discovery”, this track is infectiously loving, with an equally infectious beat. While some might describe it as repetitive, others would agree that this beat locks into a groove that feels like forever.