I got this very nice request via Twitter DM the other day. Sadly I didn’t see it till just now:
Hey Tony, Can I ask a favor? I’m old school, I don’t like much new music. And wouldn’t know where to find new stuff if I did. But I now have the need to find some “love” songs, if you can dig it. I like that Preatures song you mentioned tonight. Can you suggest a few more? I’d like something authentic with a little guitar involved somewhere. Something that speaks from the heart. Everything I look for goes back a couple decades. Thank you very much.
Great question that I totally love. Sadly I have to run to a movie. But here are my off-the-cuff responses
1 The XX.
they may seem gloomy at first but the lyrics are soooo romantical and dreamy.
2. Lana Del Rey
she may not have the most amazing vocal range, or guitar youre looking for but many of the songs are about love. and shes rad.
3. Jack White – Blunderbus
the last woman i turned this on for later said i never played any good music for her. i believe she forgot about this one.
4. Teagan and Sara – Closer
super sweet tune. you may wanna hunt around for a remix if you think the single is too pop
5. The Weeknd
6. Lolito – Hold Me
Strangest thing ever: The most romantic show I attended in quite a while was a few years back. I saw Randy Newman at UCLA
and he played Feels Like Home, that at first sounded like a Toy Story song, but the lyrics, mama mia