Mix CDs and iPod playlists are an easy way to express your love and feelings in a way that your own words cannot. If your boyfriend is an avid lover of all things Indie, a playlist filled with love songs by Indie rock artists is an idyllic gift for any occasion. Here is a list of some of the best Indie rock songs to include on a playlist for your boyfriend.
1. “Paperweight” – Shuyler Fisk and Joshua Radin
This duet was made popular in the film “Dear John” and is a testament to how new love always feels like falling in love for the first time. With soft, sweet vocals and piercing lyrics, this song is perfect for including in a playlist for your boyfriend.
Lyrical Highlight: “Every word you say I think I should I write down/ Don’t want to forget come daylight.”
2. “You You You You You” – The 6ths
If your boyfriend makes you think of childhood happiness and the feeling of high school love, this adorable love song is a must have on your playlist. From it’s quiet, haunting vocals to it’s repetitive guitar hum, this is a mellow love ballad sure to please the man in your life.
Lyrical Highlight: “You make me feel like I’m 17 again/ Make everything beautiful seem true/ I can’t wait to go to sleep and dream again/ Cause’ every dream I dream’s a dream of dreamy little you.”
3. “Parentheses” – The Blow
With a drumming introduction and perhaps some of the strangest analogies for love in the lyrics, this odd song is perfect if your boyfriend has more eccentric taste in indie music.
Lyrical Highlight: “When you’re holding me, we make a pair of parentheses.”
4. “Vintage People” – Eisley
Texas based indie rockers Eisley take a break from their normal melancholy tunes with this extremely upbeat love song that talks about the feeling of being in love with a person who is like no one else you have ever met.
The two singers voices combined give this song a distinctive sound when combined with fresh lyrics and a poppy melody.
Lyrical Highlight: “All the people gathered to watch you smile, and take photographs for rememberance/ Could they testify with experience they would find/ That they’ve never met someone quite like you?”
5. “Together Forever in Love” -Go Sailor
Though Go Sailor has long since disbanded, this extremely catchy love song is infectious and hard to listen to without smiling. With sweet, childlike vocals and extremely bouncy guitar sounds, this adorable love song testifies to the happiness being in love brings.
Lyrical Highlight: “I’ll be your reason for starting your day/ You’ll be my true love in every way/ I’ll always need you, I promise that now/ Through good and bad as long as this life will allow/ We’ll be together, forever in love.”
6. “Us” – Regina Spektor
With a quick piano tune and Regina Spektor’s distinctive voice and lyrical style, “Us” portrays a relationship of monumental and infamous proportions.
Lyrical Highlight: “They made a statue of us/ And they put it on a mountain top/ Let tourists come and stare at us/ Blow bubbles with their gum/ Take photographs of fun events.”
7. “Reasons to Love You” – Meiko
Singer and songwriter Meiko combines her soulful voice with an easygoing acoustic melody for this enchanting love song about the way being in love can make you feel. From the introductory notes to the very end, this is a love song that will truly convey your heart to your boyfriend.
Lyrical Highlight: “I wanna fall asleep with you tonight/ I wanna know that I am safe when you hold me tight/ I wanna feel like I wanna feel forever.”
8. “1,2,3,4” – Feist
This song is undeniably catchy, and will end up stuck in your boyfriend’s head for hours. With everything from acoustic guitar to a full brass ensemble, this is another unique indie song to consider including on your playlist.
Lyrical Highlight: “One, two, three four/ Tell me that you love me more/ Sleepless, long nights/ That was what my youth was for.”
9. “If You Fall” – Azure Ray
With a sing song melody and sweet lyrics, “If You Fall” is one of the few upbeat songs by Saddle Creek sweethearts Azure Ray.
Lyrical highlight: “Lets just sing and we’ll fill the air with melodies that blend together/ You speak so sweet with words so delicate/ A glass I hope will never shatter.”
10. “Take Me Anywhere” – Tegan and Sara
Identical twins Tegan and Sara Quinn bring their sing-song voices and poppy beats together with this song about love and longing.
Lyrical Highlight: “I’m full of love and longing/Take me by the hand and tell me you would take me anywhere.”