But what are the kids listening to these days? To solve this mystery, Billboard tasked two of our favorite young frontpeople — Lydia Night of punk rock band The Regrettes, and Dylan Minnette of indie rock band Wallows — to make a special Valentine’s Day playlist. (They also happen to be a couple, so they are pretty much experts on the subject.)
“We’ve always had talks about what ‘perfect love songs’ are, so this is super appropriate for us to get to make together,” the pair tells Billboard of their playlist, lovingly titled “lyd and dyl’s valentine’s JAMS.” “These songs not only have personal significance to the two of us together, but are just all around songs that everyone should have to enjoy in their lives, because nothing hits you quite the same as a perfect love song.”
On the playlist, you’ll find classics from The Zombies and Prince, as well as newer cuts from BROCKHAMPTON, Rihanna, and the couple’s own bands. (They want you to know that Night picked “Are You Bored Yet?,” while Minnette chose “Pumpkin.”)
“These songs make us very emo in all of the best ways, and hold very special places in our hearts,” they conclude. “We also made it flow real nice for you. Enjoy, ya fellow crazy lovers!”
Wallows’ debut album Nothing Happens is due March 22, and they’ll head out on a world tour beginning with their Coachella debut in April. The Regrettes are currently on tour supporting Twenty One Pilots, with tickets available here.
Ah, to be young and in love. Check out Night and Minnette’s V-Day picks below.