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Let me give you a little background on the concept for this playlist. Phil Kaye, a very talented poet, has a piece called “Repetition” where he tells us his mom taught him that “if you repeat something enough times, it loses its meaning.” That’s where this playlist comes in.
Lovingly crafted, this is a playlist that goes through the valleys and peaks & valleys and peaks again that queers might experience in a true to the bone on-and-off relationship. There’s a surprising amount of upbeat songs out there that are written by pretty heartbroken people, folks. Here’s a collection of those songs, in case dancing, singing, and a roller-coaster of emotions play a part in the way you process the end of a relationship, too.
A celebration of the good and the bad, play this list over, and over, and over again if you’re hoping for the longing to lose its meaning. And by longing I mean that Magnetic Zeros song smacked right in the heart of it.
Nobody to Love – Sigma
Stars – The XX
Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne) – Clean Bandit
Boats & Birds – Gregory and The Hawk
Waves – Mr. Probz
Monday Morning – Melanie Fiona
La Familia – Mirah
Baby Come Home – Scissor Sisters
Crazy – Kat Dahila
Say You’ll Be There – MØ
Give Up – FKA twigs
I Don’t Want To Get Over You – The Magnetic Fields
I Eat Dinner (When the Hunger’s Gone) – Rufus Wainwright & Emmylou Harris
Fuck Was I – Jenny Owen Youngs
Call It Off – Tegan & Sara
You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No) – Dawn Penn
Dust Clears (feat. Noonie Bao) – Clean Bandit
Young Blood – The Naked and Famous
Want to suggest a playlist theme? Hit Stef up and someone on the team might make it for you.