So yesterday, we made a playlist to spread love throughout the world on Valentine’s Day. But we realise that probably isn’t for everyone. Namely you, bitter twisted individual, crying into a cuppa at 10am. We see you, and we feel you.
Unless you’re some kind of deranged optimist, Valentine’s Day generally serves as a painful reminder of your singleness. But why should couples have all the fun?
If you’re gonna be single on Valentine’s, the last thing you should do is also be sad. Be defiant. Because whether you just recently went through a tough break up or you’re just a perennial lone wolf, you deserve the most important kind of love. Self love!
All that said, get some friends together tonight and crank up this Debut-curated anti-Valentine’s playlist and embrace your slay. Here are some of our fave highlights.
Your secret weapons
Valentine – Creeper. There may not be much in your life to get your heart racing right now, but this might do it. With this hyperactive punk banger, new school Brit rockers Creeper hereby kick off our anti-Valentine’s playlist.
I Don’t Care – Fall Out Boy. Objectively speaking, one of the best songs ever made. Close your eyes, picture your ex and sing the chorus. ‘I don’t care what you think as long as it’s about me / The best of us can find happiness in misery’.
Send My Love (To Your New Lover) – Adele. Adele is to heartbreak what Nando’s is to chicken – nobody does it quite like her. This is the shadiest cut off her now Grammy-award winning album, 25.
Body of My Own – Charli XCX. ‘I don’t need you, my touch is better.’ Trust Charli XCX to remind us all that sometimes to feel good, you need the other kind of self-love. You know what we mean.
How To Be A Heartbreaker – Marina & The Diamonds. Sometimes, in times of self-doubt, you just need to remind yourself that you’re a boss. This badass strutting song from Marina & The Diamonds is just the ticket.
Same Drugs – Chance The Rapper. A welcome change of pace come 2am. So you and bae may have outgrown each other. Look for the positives and let Mr Wonderful himself, Chance The Rapper, sing your blues away.
Take courage, guys. And remember, if nothing else, Debut will always love you.