It's time for a roundup of my favourite songs from this month! February's been busy for me in a lot of different ways, but I still had time to listen to (and love) a lot of music, so let's get into it.
You can find the full playlist on Spotify, and see below for a rundown on why these tracks made the list.
Catherine - Magic Man
I first heard "Catherine" in a friend's car. Before we made it 30 seconds into the song, I knew I was going to love it. It's perfect for getting ready in the morning, going for a run, and pretty much every other activity that exists.
Favourite lyrics: "cause honey, you are the only kind / of spirit that can breathe life into mine"
February Air - Lights
I've been a Lights fan for what feels like my whole life, so there was no way I was leaving this one out. "February Air" is one of Lights' most iconic songs - and also one of my all-time favourites. Pure electropop goodness.
Favourite lyrics: "my arms get cold in February air / please don't lose hold of me out there"
Avalanche - Walk the Moon
I saw Walk the Moon live this month! They put on one of the best shows I've ever been to, and when they played "Avalanche" you can bet I was screaming out every word. It was so good. This band is so good. Walk the Moon is Good: write it on my tombstone.
Favourite lyrics: "one glance and the avalanche drops / one look and my heartbeat stops"
I'm on Fire - The Staves
One of my favourite music genres is "slow acoustic cover with lots of harmonies," and this Bruce Springsteen cover checks that box perfectly. Plug in some headphones, turn this one up, and let yourself get lost in it.
Favourite lyrics: "at night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet / and a freight train running through the middle of my head"
Comfort - Rusty Clanton
I always come to Rusty when I want heartbreakingly beautiful songwriting, and this track is no exception. I'll be happy if I ever manage to write something as honest and vulnerable as this.
Favourite lyrics: "like showing up for Sunday church / body, blood, repeat the words / to hear myself singing about somebody other than you"
Come What May - Nicole Kidman & Ewan McGregor
I was glued to my TV, along with the rest of Canada, when Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir skated their final competitive routine - and won Olympic gold - to the soundtrack of Moulin Rouge. "Come What May" has never really been a favourite of mine, but I have a whole new appreciation for it now.
Favourite lyrics: "storm clouds may gather / and stars may collide / but I love you until the end of time"
February was a month of ups and downs, but we're ending on a high note, with high hopes. Onwards!
P.S. Want more music? I made a January playlist too! Let's see how long I can keep this streak going.