FEATURE: The February Playlist: Vol. 2: A Week for (Sweet)hearts and Minds



The February Playlist




Vol. 2: A Week for (Sweet)hearts and Minds


IN a few days, it is going to be that dreaded thing…

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Valentine’s Day. Perhaps irrelevant with regards music: for those of us (myself included) single and dateless; it puts certain things into focus. Music always makes thing a little easier and less lonely so, seeing as V.D. is just around the bend (hope that is the only time I will say that!), I’m diving full-steam-ahead into the new sounds oozing from the mainstream. Included are new Pop bangers from Lady Gaga and Katy Perry; videos from Depeche Mode and Skott with some classical tracks from Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin – who has just announced her retirement from music. I include a track from Blur’s eponymous 1997 album – as it celebrates its twentieth – and collect together the newest tracks from across the genres. I am sure there will be something to wet the appetite, but if not, a new Playlist will be along this time next week.


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Katy Perry (ft. Skip Marley) – Chained to the Rhythm

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gsGhdZDC-0&w=560&h=315]

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Lady Gaga John Wayne

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9iQ8lIfyEs&w=560&h=315]

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Rag ‘n’ Bone ManFade to Nothing


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M.I.A. P.O.W.A.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkkr-HhnwS8&w=560&h=315]

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You Me at SixGive

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6EakBG9DuI&w=560&h=315]

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Bush Mad Love

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3H6J0Zwodc&w=560&h=315]

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Michael JacksonBad (Official Video)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd4SJVsTulc&w=560&h=315]

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Aretha FranklinI Say a Little Prayer

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STKkWj2WpWM&w=560&h=315]

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BlurMovin’ On

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsaJ7KsH90Y&w=560&h=315]

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Anne-MarieCiao Adios

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRuI6mTxqz4&w=560&h=315]

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Bridgit MendlerTemperamental Love

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-YXcPitNE0&w=560&h=315]

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Axwell Ingrosso (ft. Kid Ink)I Love You

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqtG3GybEhs&w=560&h=315]

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Skott Glitter & Gloss

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxuEBt_RIRs&w=560&h=315]

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrCba30d3uY&w=560&h=315]

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AuraCan’t Steal the Music

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjdnEXQf3sc&w=560&h=315]

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Superfood – Double Dutch

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QeaF9pQudo&w=560&h=315]

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Marika HackmanBoyfriend


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Nines (ft. J Hus)High Roller

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2PpLRjaWT8&w=560&h=315]

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NickelbackFeed the Machine

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtVU--O29oY&w=560&h=315]

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Chance the RapperSame Drugs

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be37-T72DNk&w=560&h=315]

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Charlotte OCMedicine Man

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78VGxZQps8U&w=560&h=315]

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JamiroquaiCloud 9

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SurkSpvcjM&w=560&h=315]

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Coasts Heart Starts Beating

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRkKL33kNMI&w=560&h=315]

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SigridDon’t Kill My Vibe

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uk7SRjgkaPQ&w=560&h=315]

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TexasLet’s Work It Out

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBNEf4buiFY&w=560&h=315]

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Vistas Feel Alive

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdHWJ6_TdnA&w=560&h=315]

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Will HeardI Better Love You


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Pigeon DetectivesEnemy Lines

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMAZDMLe33M&w=560&h=315]

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FKJ Skyline

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU5FWU0SH0o&w=560&h=315]

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Hedia (ft. Kristen Marie) Your Mind

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKdIeb018rw&w=560&h=315]

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Laura WhiteThat Girl


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AlunaGeorgeNot About Love

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UcUl0svF24&w=560&h=315]

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Jens Lekman Evening Prayer

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgSC6Kh0N5s&w=560&h=315]

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Depeche ModeWhere’s the Revolution?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsCR05oKROA&w=560&h=315]

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Slow ClubChampion


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Zak Abel (ft. Wretch 32)Rock Bottom

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ8BHZITkm8&w=560&h=315]

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Ed HarcourtYou Give Me More than Love


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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSgmgkyhPZ4&w=560&h=315]

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Wyclef Jean (ft. Walk the Moon)Holding on the Edge

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb_lJM7F2UI&w=560&h=315]

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The Magic GangHow Can I Compete

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LzP4cPfYpk&w=560&h=315]

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Carly Rae Jepsen (ft. Lil Yachty) It Takes Two

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCZHaUVhh5E&w=560&h=315]

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The BatsShut Your Eyes

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfiO9iqpGoY&w=560&h=315]

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Tina GuoSkyrim (Dragonborn)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJc9Fko0mf4&w=560&h=315]

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Una HealyBattlelines


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Amber RunStranger

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MR5xuMvpxo&w=560&h=315]

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The DigAstronaut


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Froth – Passing Thing

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aArswnrgNtk&w=560&h=315]

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Lupe Fiasco (ft. Gizzle) Jump

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zp5Ee326xE&w=560&h=315]

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Graeme Miller and Steve ShillThe Moomins Theme

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN6DzUpPXwM&w=560&h=315]

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Toothless Alright Alright Alright


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Jesca HoopMemories Are Now

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s79pNrycneQ&w=560&h=315]

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The Jesus and Mary Chain - Always Sad

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qevLgqlKvIk&w=560&h=315]

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Luke Sital-Singh Killing Me

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I80QeSZ_Tuo&w=560&h=315]

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Wild Beasts Alpha Female

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTvrv30b7C0&w=560&h=315]

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Tom Williams Everyone Needs a Home

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ERoT4rBNHo&w=560&h=315]

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Bad SoundsMeat on My Bones


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Circa Waves – Fire That Burns

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSlVRkq61eo&w=560&h=315]

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Goldfrapp – Anymore

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2euqyXXjmAo&w=560&h=315]

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Shakira (ft. Maluma) - Chantaje (Versión Salsa)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVcE5PFXpbQ&w=560&h=315]

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Kane Strang Oh So You’re Off I See

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1VLO17X3Is&w=560&h=315]

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Dirty Projectors (feat. D∆WN) - Cool Your Heart

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUplxePolH4&w=560&h=315]

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Zeds Dead Woman Wine


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Taking Back Sunday - Call Come Running

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDg-A6F5MrU&w=560&h=315]

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtgM7laoukA&w=560&h=315]

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Grimes (ft. Janelle Monáe) - Venus Fly

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTLTXDHrgtw&w=560&h=315]

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Blake Shelton - Every Time I Hear That Song

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfZfURgx9b0&w=560&h=315]

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Skott Amelia

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lglvRXToXMQ&w=560&h=315]

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GEKO Drunk on You

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGdS3ecG2dI&w=560&h=315]

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Ten Fé - Twist Your Arm

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4awKqbekmcI&w=560&h=315]

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Sam Hunt - Body Like a Back Road

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdh2p03cRfw&w=560&h=315]

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arq59eGIUw0&w=560&h=315]

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machineheart Speak In Tongues

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6JM-DGSMjU&w=560&h=315]

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Filous (ft. Mat Kearney) - Goodbye

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YQ2EA-PKY8&w=560&h=315]

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Melanie Pfirrman - I Don't Wanna Love

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=137Scp642WQ&w=560&h=315]

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Desiigner Outlet

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHGyn65iLGQ&w=560&h=315]

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Omarion Distance

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsrhIUmPf-w&w=560&h=315]

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Kidwaste KhaiWild


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NERVOIn Your Arms


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Aaron CarterLet Me Let You




[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tuqt0ycaQnA&w=560&h=315]

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Adam Friedman - What If

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnO5EF5k7Pk&w=560&h=315]

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Dennis Kruissen (feat. David Benjamin) - Love Like the Sun

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUwDlATowSE&w=560&h=315]

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLnpvbBSjUY&w=560&h=315]

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Milky ChanceEgo

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvftJAyA6Ec&w=560&h=315]

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Jacob BanksUnholy War

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwyhZfjrwQA&w=560&h=315]

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Nick Jonas & Nicki Minaj - Bom Bidi Bom

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giEjPV8BJ2U&w=560&h=315]

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAnKh2gQtVs&w=560&h=315]

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Corinne Bailey RaeThe Scientist

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2oAIiVL0HE&w=560&h=315]

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AmtracPiano Boy


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Tep NoIs It Too Much That I’m Asking For

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfP5JYsgEm0&w=560&h=315]

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Elliot MossClosedloop


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Moonshine ManTrouble


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Another healthy, stealthy collection of just-released tracks and some much-hyped newbies – Katy Perry’s latest single had a rather strange P.R. build-up. Whether Valentine’s Day sees you happy (with company) or lamenting its existence; do not fear: music is an ever-present and fine compassion that always lifts the mood. That is what I have been relying on and have not been let down. I am pumped to find what the next week holds in store – for music and new albums – and will ‘report’ back next Saturday.