Every week, a different FADER editor compiles a playlist for our our Spotify app, where it lives alongside GEN Fs from our archives and playlists for each issue. This week, it’s Duncan Cooper picking country love songs for Valentine’s Day.
If you have better foresight than me, you have already taken the day off tomorrow for Valentine’s Day, going straight for the hot three-day weekend. If not, so long as you haven’t broadcast the idea with your byline attached, I encourage you to just hooky that shit and make your own bedroom stay-cation. Should country music fit into this equation for you, let this dizzy-in-love set be one of your many playlists. It’s got some classics, like Charlie Rich, Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, plus some new artists, like Holly Williams and Sturgill Simpson, and some non-country people secretly doing country, like Girls, Kath Bloom and Blake Mills.