V-Day rocks with these favorite love songs from the Pretty Reckless, Islander, Red Sun Rising and more
Happy Valentine’s Day, rockers! Whether you’ve got a sweetie this year or not, we’ve got rock music to make your Valentine’s Day special. In a new interview with Alternative Press, members of the Pretty Reckless, Red Sun Rising, Islander, Panic! at the Disco and more discussed their favorite love songs from their respective bands. The picks range from intimate love ditties to songs you wouldn’t necessarily think of falling into the “love song” category.
The Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momsen says her favorite love song from her group’s catalog is “You” off their debut album, “Light Me Up.” She explained, “I don’t know about ‘best,’ but probably the most intimate love song we have written is the song ‘You’ off of our first record ‘Light Me Up.’” The band’s latest release is 2016’s “Who You Selling For.”
Mikey Carvajal of Islander has a definitive pick. “’Cold Speak’ for sure,” he said. “The chorus says, ‘Say what you mean, but always love.” It’s about being honest in a gentle way while remembering to listen more than speaking.”
“My Muse” is a song of ours from the perspective of a loved one watching someone struggle with addiction. The line is, “You’ll keep going back and I know you will because I know you well, but I will always take you back cause I wish you well”—a different type of love, but love nonetheless.
Mike Protich of Red Sun Rising says “My Muse” is he favorite. It’s “a song of ours from the perspective of a loved one watching someone struggle with addiction,” he said. “The line is, ;You’ll keep going back and I know you will because I know you well, but I will always take you back cause I wish you well’—a different type of love, but love nonetheless.”
Panic! at the Disco’s best love song, according to band member Brendon Urie, is “Death of a Bachelor,” the title track off his latest album. “It’s that sentiment of, ‘I’m not going to be a bachelor anymore,” he said. “I’m yours.”
Photo by Anne Erickson
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