Valentine’s Day can be cheesy, but KQED Arts’ playlist of new Bay Area love songs is anything but. These 10 tracks are full of smooth grooves and sexy rhythms to get your Feb. 14 going right — whether you’re hanging out with your boo or dancing alone in your room.

Kehlani is adorably head-over-heels with her lady in the stripped-down, acoustic “Honey.” Meanwhile, Tia Nomore spits game on the ’90s freestyle-inspired banger “Beggin’ (Remix),” also featuring Felicia Douglass and Studio Dad. Jay Som charms on the low-key indie rock jam “I Think You’re Alright,” and producer Mikos Da Gawd raps on his disco track “Start Things New,” which — refreshingly — is about approaching love from a place of openness and honesty.

Stream below and tell us your favorite song in the comments. And if you still need a valentine to give to your date, check out this year’s batch of our original Bay Area valentines here.

Playlist: New Bay Area Love Songs 13 February,2018Nastia Voynovskaya


Nastia Voynovskaya

Nastia Voynovskaya is a Russian-born, California-raised journalist and the music editor at KQED Arts. Her work has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, VICE, Paste Magazine, and SF MoMA Open Space. Previously, she served as music editor at East Bay Express and online editor at Hi-Fructose Magazine.

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