By Emma Korstanje
After ringing in the New Year, the singles of the world have approximately one and a half months before their own proverbial D-Day.
This day, which, ironically enough, has fairly morbid origins, is commonly known as Valentine’s Day. For some, it is a day for elementary-aged students to passively hint at interest in others with various foil stickers and heart-shaped lollipops while those in a relationship plan extravagant evenings involving far too many contrasting shades of red and pink.
On the other end of the spectrum fall those who the Roman god, Cupid, failed to nail successfully with one of his infamous mind-altering arrows. This demographic is more likely to view the holiday as an unfortunately lonely day preceding the day when a ton of previously overpriced, sugar-filled goodness goes on sale—likely a welcome distraction from the events of days prior.
This month’s playlist is set to take a different course than those before it by not focusing on undiscovered tunes and instead on a Valentine version of comfort food, in music form. The following lineup contains songs appropriate for both the jilted lover and the eternally single, focusing first on those wallowing in solitude before transitioning to those thriving in independence.