As you sit at your favorite new-wave cafe and think about what playlist to put on for the day, you look around and realize how many couples are around you. You start to wonder why, and then you remember that it’s that damned time of the year again! For some, this may put you in a little funk, while for others; it may make you thank your lucky stars that you’re not one of those couples. Whichever one you’re feeling, here are 8 indie songs to match your loveless sentiments.
Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High – Arctic Monkeys
Ah, the drunken 3 AM phone call… Something that so many have experienced, and it’s left you wondering: why do the people that you want only call you when they’re intoxicated?
Little Wanderer – Death Cab for Cutie
If you’ve ever been in a long distance relationship, you know all about having to keep in touch through postcards or messenger, having spotty reception, and eventually just giving up. You keep the faith that maybe the distance will make you grow fonder but, unfortunately, it’s not always the case.
Gone – Day Wave
“Gone” envelops you in beautifully sad harmonies. It’s that one song to listen to when you know that they’re gone but you don’t really want to think about it in depth, and completely wallow. This one is ideal to listen to when you want to get into your car and drive – with no destination.
Alone Sometimes – The Mowgli’s
When you finally throw in the towel after a toxic relationship, you realize that being alone really isn’t as bad as you thought it would be. This song highlights the beauty of being alone — and being able to do everything YOU want to do, without anyone else’s complaints and opinions.
Tompkins Square Park – Mumford and Sons
Mumford and Sons walks you through the beginning of the end; a feeling that everyone knows all too well. It’s all about that one last meeting… that one last everything, because nothing lasts forever.
Someone Who Can – Yuna
Ever felt like you’ve given someone your all but it wasn’t reciprocated? It’s one of those songs that will make you realize that you deserve better than what you have, if what you have isn’t really what you want. On to the next you go…
Somebody Else – The 1975
This is your classic “I love you but I’m not going to admit it, and I don’t want you to be with anybody else” ballad. It’s the perfect song for when you’re thinking about that one person that stole your heart, but you keep seeing them around with another person, and eventually decide that maybe finding someone you love and need is not as important as making that ‘dough.’
First – Cold War Kids
Sometimes, it’s better to not even play the “game.” This song goes through the downward spiral of emotions that you go through when you realize that you’re the only one keeping your end of the bargain, while the other one starts with doing one wrong thing, and then goes on, and on, and before you know it, you’re broken.
What’s your jam this Valentine’s Day? Share them with us below!