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03 February 2023

David Byrne Shares ‘Music For Valentines’ Playlist: Listen

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David Byrne has shared a playlist titled Music for Valentines, featuring Weyes Blood, Billie Eilish, FKA twigs, and many more.

The former Talking Heads singer wrote by way of introduction, “This playlist consists mostly of recent songs I’ve added to my playlists. Some of these artists and songs were mentioned to me by friends, newspapers, and algorithms. They are not all love songs, but many of them are very popular!

“Who was Saint Valentine? Well, he was a martyr in 3rd century Rome. He is now the patron saint of asthma sufferers and beekeepers… and lovers!

“He was an avid christian proselytizer, and was arrested by roman authorities on more than one occasion. One judge asked him to perform a miracle and restore his daughter’s sight- which he did, and in return the judge and his entire family converted and smashed all of their lovely statues- per Valentine’s suggestion.

“Later, Valentine was arrested again – this time he wasn’t so lucky. His sentence was to be beaten by clubs and then beheaded. Before his execution, he wrote to the formerly blind daughter a note signed “from your Valentine”.”


Billie Eilish – TV
Rosalía – DESPECHÁ
Stromae & Camila Cabello – Mon amour
100 gecs – mememe
Sylvan Esso – Didn’t Care
NNAMDÏ – Dedication
The 1975 – Part of the Band
Arcade Fire – Unconditional I (Lookout Kid)
BoyWithUke – Toxic
Blessing Offor – My Tribe
Katie Pruitt – Something About What Happens When We Talk
Tommy McLain – I Ran Down Every Dream (feat. Elvis Costello)
Our Native Daughters – Quasheba, Quasheba (feat. Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla & Allison Russell)
Andrew Bird – I felt a Funeral, in my Brain (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
Archie Roach – Took the Children Away
Karen O – I Shall Rise (Original Game Soundtrack)
Weyes Blood – It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody
Benjamin Clementine – Atonement
Jessie Reyez – MUTUAL FRIEND
100 gecs – Torture Me (feat. Skrillex)
Sly Johnson – Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again
NNAMDÏ – Touchdown
Anna B Savage – The Ghost
KALUSH & Kalush Orchestra – Stefania
FKA twigs – Tears In The Club (feat. The Weeknd)
The Arcs – Keep On Dreamin’
PJ Harvey & Tim Phillips – Run On
Cyn – Losing Sleep
Benjamin Clementine – Delighted
Dry Cleaning – Kwenchy Kups
Ibrahim Maalouf & De La Soul – Quiet Culture (feat. Pos of De La Soul)
Algiers – Irreversible Damage (feat. Zack de la Rocha)
Benjamin Clementine – Copening
Tank and the Bangas – Heavy
Andrew Bird – Sisyphus
Selena Gomez – My Mind & Me
Alice Longyu Gao – MONK
24kGoldn – Mood (feat. iann dior)
Alex Lilly – Pure Drivel
Midland – Final Credits (Radio Edit)
Andrew Bird – Left Handed Kisses (feat. Fiona Apple)
Steve Lacy – Bad Habit
Macaroni Empitsu – Nanndemonaiyo,
SZA – Nobody Gets Me
100 gecs – ringtone (Remix) [feat. Charli XCX, Rico Nasty, Kero Kero Bonito]
NNAMDÏ – I Don’t Wanna Be Famous
FINNEAS – Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa

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