Monday Music: Love Songs for Cloudy Days



Monday Music: your weekly themed playlist. Image courtesy of The Peak.

By: Idara L. Udonya, student at SFU

As Vancouver once again becomes the dark city we love and hate, there is nothing more on the mark with this cuddly weather than love songs. Listen to love songs in these gray and lonely times is my chosen masochistic indulgence. Either they’ll make you wish you were in love again or miss your ex. Here are four songs to wallow in desire.

Shut up my moms are calling” by Hotel Ugly
Photo credit: Hotel Ugly

What is love without the flames of desire? If you were to infuse sensuality into the melodic writing, string together a soothing aura of happy-yet-melancholy instrumentals, and sprinkle the soothing vocal tone with thirsty love, you’d get “Shut up My Moms Calling.” The lively lyrics and seductive pia of Hotel Uglyare not have to carry youyou go a dimly lit atmosphere, feeling the depth of desire in every line.

Rootsby Cautious Clay
Photo credit: Concord Music Publishing

Although some of you may have given up on loveRootswill inject some hope into your mind. With a catchy tune of wind chimes, drums and angelic chanting, it’s the perfect pick-me-up for those sluggish days when you need an extra boost to get out of bed. It also serves as a song to keep you company while you stay under the covers and crave a hug as the rain pours outside.

Stereo driver” by Q
Photo credit: Colombia

This song, which feeds my blazing love for Q, reminds me of Michael Jackson dancing in the rain with his passionate old-school style. I don’t know about you, but I too want someone to beg to be my stereo driver. here is the song to serenade your partner with in a dinner around a milkshake.

To crush” by Yuna, usher
Photo credit: Verve Pop

Listening to this song feels like being wrapped in a velvety, sensual blanket of love. The first time I heard it, I was instantly in love. It perfectly captured my emotions towards my lover at the time. Yuna’s delicate tone married with the sensensual alluree of Usher’s voice creates the perfect euphonic sound. It’s a soundtrack for those dreary days when you ‘re feeling sslightly more emotional.

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