Because sometimes you need a song that captures your experience more accurately. Ranging from sad to scared to hopeful, here are some songs to add to your playlist this month.
“Nara” by alt-J
A British indie rock band, alt-J’s specialty is thought-provoking and interesting music. Their song, “Nara,” written in response to Russia’s homophobia during the Sochi Olympics, perfectly captures the uncertainty that LGBT people may feel in expressing their sexuality.
“She” by Jen Foster
“She” is a sweet love song written by singer-songwriter Jen Foster. This would be a great song to play at a wedding!
“She Keeps Me Warm” by Mary Lambert
Taking the chorus from “Same Love,” Mary Lambert transforms it into a sweet love song that sounds like a lullaby. It’s gorgeous and the music video is adorable.
“First Time He Kissed a Boy” by Kadie Elder
“First Time He Kissed A Boy” is an indie pop song about a boy who struggles to feel accepted and also about a first kiss. It’s the kind of song that makes you want to dance but also makes you sad at the same time.
“Hold Each Other” by a Great Big World
“Hold Each Other” is a fantastic song because it uses both male and female pronouns, meaning that no matter your orientation, there will be a verse that fits your preferences.
“Sleepover” by Hayley Kiyoko
“Sleepover”, Hayley Kiyoko’s newest release, is a song anyone who has ever fallen in love with their best friend can relate to; however, Kiyoko shows the experience through the eyes of a gay girl. It’s sweet and sad, but also reassuring to know you aren’t the only one.
“If music be the food of love, play on.”-William Shakespeare