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Force Field PR artists & staff curate Anti V-Day Mixtape, Vol. VIII

Listen to it & wallow in despair on Apple or Spotify

Let’s face it, Valentine’s Day is the WORST holiday of the year! We launched this playlist series back in 2015 as a way of getting through that awful day, February the 14th — and this year it’s needed just as much as last year, the first V-Day in lockdown. We are pleased to bring you Vol. VIII which is pretty grim but has a few moments of fun, from the likes of William Onyeabor, The Magnetic Fields, The Mothers of Invention, and the late, great BETTY DAVIS. Thanks to all of our artists who took the time to contribute their picks from the vast catalog of classic break-up songs / songs about heartache:

1. Nina Simone – “Do What You Gotta Do”
Selected by Daniel Gill of Force Field PR

2. The Magnetic Fields – “Yeah! Oh Yeah!”
Selected by Daniel Gill of Force Field PR

3. William Onyeabor – “When The Going Is Smooth & Good”
Selected by Lucas Meyer of Math Interactive

4. Julee Cruise – “Rockin’ Back Inside My Heart”
Selected by John Cohill of Force Field PR

5. R.E.M. – “Romance”
Selected by The Reds, Pinks & Purples

6. Darwin Deez – “You Can’t Be My Girl”
Selected by foamboy

7. Big Thief – “Change”
Selected by Daniel Gill of Force Field PR

8. Hiatus Kaiyote – “Sparkle Tape Break Up”
Selected by foamboy

9. Caroline Polachek – “Ocean of Tears”
Selected by Andrew Rinehart

10. SZA – “Love Galore”
Selected by The Narcotix

11. Ida – “Don’t Get Sad”
Selected by La Bonte

12. Bob Dylan – “Idiot Wind”
Selected by Andrew Rinehart

13. Arlo Parks – “Softly”
Selected by Daniel Gill of Force Field PR

14. David Bowie – “Valentine’s Day”
Selected by Taraka

15. Joy Division – “Love Will Tear Us Apart”
Selected by Artsick

16. TSOL – “Love Story”
Selected by The Umbrellas

17. The Field Mice – “I Can See Myself Alone Forever”
Selected by The Umbrellas

18. Amy and the Angels – “I Hate Being In Love”
Selected by The Umbrellas

19. Look Blue Go Purple – “I Don’t Want You Anyway”
Selected by The Umbrellas

20. Secret Stars – “Some Sinatra”
Selected by La Bonte

21. Richard and Linda Thompson – “Walking On a Wire”
Selected by The Natvral

22. The Mothers of Invention – “Go Cry On Somebody Else’s Shoulder”
Selected by Absolutely Free

23. Brad Armstrong – “Citadels”
Selected by Lorkin O’Reilly

24. George Jones – “She Thinks I Still Care”
Selected by Kyle Morgan

25. The Ronettes – “Here I Sit”
Selected by Daniel Gill of Force Field PR

26. Betty Davis – “Anti Love Song”
Selected by Daniel Gill of Force Field PR