Have you ever listened to a song and after the one-hundreth listen, realize there was something really romantic about it in a completely untraditional and obscure way? I find myself thinking this with frequency lately. There is something so pleasant about so-called ‘modern day love songs.’ Songs that are not entirely in-your-face and sappy, but still contain an underlying and subtle message of love and romance. It’s really hard for me to type this because it sounds so damn cheesy, but it’s the truth. This generation, my generation, is experiencing love and life in a vastly different way than prior generations and music that is able to reflect those changes and interpret them in a way that is ‘romantic’ is a really refreshing thing. Maybe the first ten times you listen to songs like these, they don’t immediately strike you as the most lovey-dovey, but the modern day interpretation of relationships is something that is certainly undervalued. The quirky lyrics and skewed views of relationships are fresh, are realistic, and are greatly appreciated by people my age.
Honey & I- HAIM
A World Alone- Lorde
Hey Lover- Blake Mills
Sailboats- Brooke Fraser
Don’t Wanna Dance- MØ
2 thoughts on “Let’s Talk About: Modern Day Love Songs”
On the other end of the spectrum, there are plenty of ‘romantic’ songs that, upon repeated listens, reveal themselves to be creepy as hell.