Songs of reluctance and regret by Bettye LaVette, Etta James, Sam Cooke, Ben E King, Deer Tick, Ann Peebles, Frankie Beverly, Arcade Fire, Arthur Lee & Love, Bonnie Prince Billie, Chocolate Genius, Larry Banks, Bilal, D’Angelo, Broken Social Scene, and so on and so forth.

This was originally supposed to be a kind of anti-Valentine’s Day mix about love lost, but I lost the plot half way through putting it together and decided to scrap it. My friend Jeroen just put out a superior Valentine’s Day mix called ‘Rappers need love too’. I’ve had that on repeat for the past couple of days and the pressure from it made me give this a second shot. Here it is. Hope you like.

Expensive Jewelry – Half Love

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Deer Tick – Art isn’t real
Timmy Thomas – Why can’t we live together
Frankie Beverly & Maze – Joy and pain
Arcade Fire – Ocean of noise
Bettye LaVette – Let me down easy
Etta James – Almost persuaded
Sam Cooke – Lost and lookin’
Ben E King – It’s all over
Arthur Lee & Love – Signed DC
Bonnie Prince Billie – I see a darkness
Chocolate Genius – My mom
Larry Banks – I’m not the one
Bilal – How come you don’t call me anymore?
D’Angelo – Shit, damn, motherfucker
Broken Social Scene – Pitter patter goes my heart
Ann Peebles – I can’t stand the rain
OV Wright – Let’s straighten it out
Little Boy Blues – Seed of love

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