10 New Songs That Will Make You Want to Snuggle With Your S.O.
Is it cold outside? Cuddle with your special someone while listening to John Legend, Khalid, Robyn, Silent Sanctuary, and more!
(SPOT.ph) The merry holidays are upon us. As the breeze cools and the streets are adorned with twinkling lights, you may feel like spending more precious moments with your significant other. Make your quality cuddling time more heartfelt with our monthly music suggestions. Single or it's complicated? Not a problem! Call your crew and sip some comforting hot cocoa to stay warm while you press play on sweet tracks by collaborators John Legend and Wendy (of Red Velvet), wunderkind Khalid, comeback queen Robyn, pop superstar Lady Gaga, and British crooner Calum Scott. Locally, we recommend touching tunes by Silent Sanctuary and Aia De Leon, juan karlos, Maude, Ciudad, and The Juans.
"Written in the Stars"
Artists: John Legend and Wendy (Red Velvet)
American singer-songwriter John Legend and K-Pop star Wendy of Red Velvet teamed up to produce this sweet number. The sentimental love song, reminiscent of '90s R&B duets, is all about destiny and how fated lovers always find their way back to each other.
Fun fact: The song is part of SM Entertainment’s Station x 0 project, which showcases collaborations between artists of different genres.
Artists: Silent Sanctuary and Aia De Leon
Up the mushy factor with this super sugary treat by OPM favorites Silent Sanctuary and Aia De Leon. Couples will fall in love with "Dambana" for its delicate boy-girl vocals, heavenly strings, and poetic lyrics.
Fun fact: Sarkie Sarangay (guitar and vocals), Anjo Inacay (cello), Jason Rondero (bass and backup vocals), and Allen Calixto (drums) form Silent Sanctuary.
Wunderkid Khalid is out with a smooth new single titled "Motion." The easy-flowing pop-R&B track, with its subdued vocals and sensual beats, tackles the emotions felt when beginning to fall for someone.
Fun fact: "Motion" is off Khalid's new EP titled Suncity.
Artist: juan karlos
Juan Karlos Labajo recently debuted his self-titled band, juan karlos. Be wowed by his soulful vocals in this blues-inspired kundiman, which will make you want to slow dance under the moon and stars. Watch for the sexy guitars and the singer's impressive shrieks.
Fun fact: The music video stars Labajo and Asia's Next Top Model winner Maureen Wroblewitz.
Swedish pop star Robyn's artistry shines brilliantly in her new single, “Honey.” Fans will be happy that she's back with a new pop record, and with a title track so cheeky it will get you in the mood to get cozy with your bae. Hear her endearing vocals wrapped in hypnotizing electronic beats.
Fun fact: Honey is also the title of Robyn's highly anticipated first album in eight years.
Are you crushing so hard on someone that it hurts? Or are you in a love-hate relationship you're possibly addicted to? Maude's latest pop-rock single has a playful sound to it, but it seriously captures these frustrations. Perhaps it can make you and your S.O. ponder what you can do to make things better.
Fun fact: Luis Azcona, Glenn Calingasan, and Dane Policarpio make up Maude.
"I'll Never Love Again"
Artist: Lady Gaga
Pop superstar Lady Gaga pours her heart out in this breathtakingly powerful ballad. The lyrics are not exactly sweet and hopeful. In fact, they're beyond devastating, but they will no doubt make you appreciate your person even more.
Fun Fact: The song is taken from the A Star Is Born movie soundtrack, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
Listen to Ciudad's latest contemplative track and fall asleep in your lover's arms. "Tiny Apartment" resembles the band's earlier melancholic ballads, but their signature tender sound is enough to put you in a loving mood.
Fun Fact: The band's music has been described as "geek rock" or "nerd pop."
"No Matter What"
Artist: Calum Scott
Although British singer-songwriter Calum Scott's deeply personal single is about his coming-out story, its overall theme of unconditional love will teach you a thing or two about relationships. Feel the rawness of his emotions, expressed through honest lyrics and soaring vocals.
Fun Fact: The song is part of the special edition of Scott’s breakout debut album, Only Human, which drops on November 30.
Artist: The Juans
If your special someone is feeling down on their luck, let them hear this uplifting anthem by The Juans as you offer a reassuring hug. It's more upbeat than the rest of the selections, but that's exactly what can cheer them up.
Fun Fact: The Juans, which used to be a five-piece band, is now a duo featuring Carl Guevarra and Japs Mendoza.