Staff Pick's Playlist - February 2024

Find out what the Scene Pensacola staff have been listening to in heavy rotation this month!

Staff Pick's Playlist - February 2024
Staff Pick's Playlist for February 2024

Feeling weary from the endless serenades of Cupid's bow and the enduring reign of love ballads on the airwaves? Fear not, for we've embarked on a romantic journey where no one dared to venture – exploring the depths of our personal Valentine's playlists this month. Our team of musical cupids has unearthed melodies so captivating that even our hearts are skipping a beat in rhythm. These tunes are practically a guaranteed ticket to musical bliss. So, cozy up with your beloved, relax, and let our team of playlist maestros cast their spell on your music collection, giving it the enchanting makeover it never knew it desired!

Without further ado, here are our love-filled picks for February 2024 that'll serenade your ears and ignite your soul! Find the links to our curated playlists on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube below. Add them to your library, and bask in the sweet harmonies with fresh updates every month!

Andy Hudson (Editor/Site Wizard)

Currently Listening To:
1. Something Corporate - Punk Rock Princess
2. New Found Glory - Vicious Love
3. Hellogoodbye - Here (In Your Arms)
4. Blink-182 - Josie
5. Moulin Rouge - Elephant Love Song Medley

"Old lovey dovey songs that I still listen to today. From punk, to emo, to my favorite guilty pleasure of a movie, Moulin Rouge."

Moth Edge (Editor/Music Hunter)

Currently Listening To:
1. Minus The Bear - Pachuca Sunrise
2. Moose Blood - Gum
3. Charmer - Topanga Lawrence
4. The Menzingers - After The Party
5. Jank - Caitlyn

"I am absolutely the last person to ask for love songs. If anything, 99% of my music catalog could be considered Anti-Love songs as most of them unify under themes of grief, dysfunctional relationships, depression, and anxiety but in lieu of this month's theme I've put together a few bangers and ended it with a tribute to my soul mate."

Tandra Smith (Social Media Director)

Currently Listening To:
1. Sleep Token - Chokehold
2. Niall Horan - You Could Start A Cult
3. Hozier - Dinner & Diatribes
4. Arctic Monkeys - R U Mine?
5. MISSIO - Dizzy

"This month, I tried to reflect all the different ways love can manifest with my playlist picks! MISSIO and Sleep Token offers an intoxicating view, while Arctic Monkeys offers the blurring between love and lust. The Niall song is a more traditional look into love, with lyrics including, "Baby, you could start a cult, you see / Anywhere you go, I'll be / You are so much more than beautiful to me". Finally, Hozier rounds out the list with a song referencing how many relationships begin, with a meeting across the bar in public, with a hint and promise of something more if either party chooses to take the leap."

CJ Rodriguez (Contributor)

Currently Listening To:
1. Worlds Greatest Dad - Concrete (A Love Song)
2. The Regrettes - I Dare You
3. The Moldy Peaches - Anyone Else But You
4. Phoebe Bridgers - Sidelines
5. Corook & Olivia Barton - If I were a fish

"This month, my playlist weaves together indie gems, with each song contributing a layer of warmth for my special Valentine. The Regrettes' "I Dare You" functions as a punk-rock love letter, capturing the exhilaration and vulnerability of infatuation. The Moldy Peaches' "Anyone Else But You" and Corook & Olivia Barton's "If I Were a Fish" whisk me away to a whimsical realm of endearing duets, while Phoebe Bridgers' "Sidelines" adds a touch of contemplative introspection to conclude this love song symphony, creating a February playlist that resonates with the sentimental notes of indie love and affection."

Tim Schaffer (Audio/Video Producer)

Currently Listening To:
1. Senses Fail - Bloody Romance
2. Cannons - Loving You
3. Third Eye Blind - Something in You
4. Fall Out Boy - The (Shipped) Gold Standard
5. AFI - Medicate

"Covering all songs for the loving holiday season that all happen to involve loving the affection of others, regardless of if it’s right or wrong."

David Longval (Contributor)

Currently Listening To:
1. Dashboard Confessional - Hands Down
2. Taproot - Poem
3. Coheed and Cambria - Welcome Home
4. Periphery - Catch Fire
5. Thornhill - Lily & The Moonr

"Dashboard got me through a breakup, so not exactly a "love" song, but there was love there once. Taproot also got me through the same breakup, Coheed too... I think I'm learning something about myself as I make this list. "Catch Fire" is so catchy (pun intended) and makes me feel good every time I hear it. My first listen to "Lily & The Moon" I knew it was a love song and I teared up a little thinking he was singing about his Grandma or a close friend, turns out it's about his dog which made me then cry my eyes out."


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So, there you have it - the Scene Pensacola Staff Pick's playlist! We hope you enjoy these as much as we do... and if you don't, well... we can't be friends. Just kidding! (Kind of.)

You can find all of our previous playlists with the link below!

Staff Playlists - Scene Pensacola
Each month we post what each staff member has in heavy rotation on their iPod, and update the official Scene Pensacola Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube playlists. Subscribe today, and have an always changing playlist of great tuneage!

🗣️ What songs have you been listening to lately? Let us know in the comments below!