Some may think the goth aesthetic is strictly sad and sulking, but even goths have their soft side. For the October collab blog, members of the collective curated a list of their favorite gothic love songs, perfectly suited for a fall evening graveyard picnic. Grab a hoodie, some black lipstick, and enjoy a spooky date night with these songs!
T&E writer Alex on his pick “My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend” - Type O Negative: Who’s to say that love songs should be strictly for heterosexual couples? It’s 2020, dammit! It’s high time that we celebrate love in all its forms, and Type O Negative’s heavy, groovy ode to the love between a man, a woman, and another woman is a great place to start. Peter Steele was ahead of his time in lending his deep baritone voice to this sensual, Doors-inspired love song for the polyamorous and ethically non-monogamous. To relationship anarchists everywhere: enjoy your spooktacular date night!
T&E writer Parisa on her pick "So Alive" - Love and Rockets: This has got to be my favorite sexy spooky jam (and I'm not just saying that because my massive schoolgirl crush on Daniel Ash...well, maybe). The chorus mimics this sort of Dracula-esque imagery of resurrecting from the dead, repeating the lines "I'm alive, ah ah, so alive", and other lyrics hit all the right stereotypical goth notes ("My head is full of magic, baby"/"The feel I'm on a cross again, lately".) The cherry on top is the super glam 80s production. It's just the right amount of cheese needed for a song like this.
Playlist curated by Parisa & Alex.
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