Choose Your Own Valentine’s Day [Emotional] Adventure – 2017 Edition

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Just like in 2013 and 2014, BoxSpeaker’s got tracks to match any mood you’re in this Valentine’s Day. Choose your own Valentine’s Day Emotional Adventure below.

Feeling so in Love Like Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in The Notebook

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You feel so in love. Everything feels like a Chainsmoker’s music video – sunny days near the beach, traveling everywhere together with bae. One hand on the steering wheel, the other on her thigh. You think about how her kisses taste and how soft that patch of skin on the small of her back is. You just want to sink into her sheets, limbs a human tangle. Every morning with her feels like waking up to Ashley Graves in the Shoffy music video. She borrows your sweatpants.

That cute, sappy shit.

Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams in Blue Valentine

Or you might feel like Ryan Gosling in Blue Valentine – heartbroken and trying to find any way to fix it. You try to distract yourself with whatever you can.

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You’re most likely the one who fucked it up some how, so in between bouts of hating yourself for being an idiot, you try to figure out how to get her back. To convince her that you’re not going to be a fucking dumbass anymore. You’ll be better this time around. You’ll make more time for her. You’ll be more open and you won’t be scared to tell her you love her.

Ok, this is from Gangster Squad, not Blue Valentine, but still...

But maybe it’s too late. “Oh girl, take it back. I don’t want to end like that.”

Hyping Up Your Single Ass and the Squad to Go Out

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Maybe you just want to go hard like Sam Blacky.

All Valentine’s Day Roads Lead to Bed

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Enough said.

CHVRCHES Reworked Three Singles

If the player doesn’t work, head over to CHVRCHES’s MTV Artist page.

CHVRCHES reworked three of their singles (“The Mother We Share,” “Recover,” and “Gun”) – and it’s amazing!

The three reworks have even more intensity, particularly through the addition of more layers of sound and tempo changes. The beats in “Recover” were sped up and pushed more toward the treble side in addition to being more hi-hat based while “Gun” and “The Mother We Share” were remarkably slowed down.

STREAM: “The Bones of What You Believe” by CHVRCHES NPR Preview

NPR is streaming a preview of CHVRCHES’s upcoming and much anticipated album The Bones of What You Believe!

BoxSpeaker’s counting down the days until the album’s release on September 24.

Finally hearing the mastered versions of so many songs we’ve heard throughout the year across both California and the whole UK (remember that time I went crazy and ran away to the UK to figure everything out?) is mindblowing.

The live versions will always provide an unique intimacy, but the mastered versions definitely contain little auditory details that unfortunately get lost in the reverberation against concert venues’ walls.

Remember to listen to the NPR stream here: http://www.npr.org/2013/09/15/221714011/first-listen-chvrches-the-bones-of-what-you-believe#playlist

Cheers and Happy Monday!

[NEW] “Gun” by CHVRCHES

Today, CHVRCHES released their mastered version of their latest single “Gun”:

“Gun” is one of my favorite CHVRCHES tracks, so here is a story of the start of a friendship that coincided with the end of a relationship.

Earlier this year, I ran away to the UK to try to get myself out of my head to stop dwelling on a breakup. I found out that my ex had left me for someone else and – more painful – why and how my ex left me for that person. It just so happened that CHVRCHES had a short tour throughout the UK in late February, so I decided to see them to make myself feel better.
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