Is your patience for pick-up lines hanging on by a thread? Would you rather put your phone in a blender than think of something clever to put on your online dating profile? We’ve all been there, honey. 🍯 Luckily, we here at THP hand-picked these five songs just for you.
Zoe Clark – ‘Wrong Time’
In our humble opinion, Zoe Clark is one of the most relatable songwriters of our era. Her infectious new single, ‘Wrong Time,’ perfectly describes what it’s like to date in 2022. Featuring the lyrics, “Is this what love looks like? / Another face online” and “It went from ‘Pick you up at home’ / To ‘Hey, are you alone?’” the track illustrates the ways social media and dating apps have made our love lives more complicated than ever. With its punchy hook and Clark’s energizing vocals, ‘Wrong Time’ is an empowering anthem for anyone who prefers their own company over an unfulfilling relationship.
Listen to ‘Wrong Time’ here!
Cloe Wilder – ‘One Step Closer’
Cloe Wilder’s new single has us ‘One Step Closer’ to ditching our dating apps for good. The music video for this track looks like it came straight out of a fairytale (please excuse us while we plan a fancy outdoor banquet) but tells the story of a relationship that’s quickly unraveling. Wilder’s performance goes from vulnerable to powerful in an instant as she sings about gathering the courage to leave a toxic situation. It’s never fun waking up from a fantasy, but sometimes drifting apart means getting one step closer to the life we truly deserve.
Listen to ‘One Step Closer’ here!
PmBata – ‘i hate her boyfriend’s face (feat. Mike Posner)’
‘i hate her boyfriend’s face (feat. Mike Posner)’ is an anti-love anthem with a twist. Mike Posner remixed the song after discovering it on TikTok, and we’re so glad he did. The track takes listeners on a journey through the darker side of relationships, leading to the heartbreaking realization that relying on someone else’s love won’t make us love ourselves. We love PmBata and Posner’s lyrics about gaining self-awareness, and the harmonies and vocoder in the chorus gave us major goosebumps.
Listen to ‘i hate her boyfriend’s face (feat. Mike Posner)’ here!
Annie Elise – ‘Again And Again’
If you’ve been having the “what are we?” talk one too many times lately, this song’s for you. Annie Elise is a producer, singer, songwriter, and one of our favorite rising artists at THP. Her flirty, R&B-infused single ‘Again And Again’ reflects on modern love and the frustration of falling for someone who doesn’t feel the same way. The track’s bluesy guitar motif and groovy textures build in anticipation as Elise declares her determination, “I’m gonna wait as long as it takes me / Don’t leave me hanging tonight.” ‘Again And Again’ is a resonant song for anyone sick of situationships, and it has one of the catchiest choruses we’ve heard all summer.
Listen to ‘Again And Again’ here!
carolesdaughter – ‘xo I hope u die’
If you’re looking for the perfect song to single-handedly stop your ex from sliding back into your dms, we’ve got you covered. carolesdaughter doesn’t pull any punches in ‘xo I hope u die,’ aka our new favorite breakup anthem. We can’t get enough of the music video, which features this alt-pop queen starting fresh by erasing any reminders of her ex.
She adds: “‘xo I hope u die’ is a final goodbye to the person that turned you into someone you don’t recognize. Sometimes you have to burn it all down to find yourself again.”
Listen to ‘xo I hope u die’ here!
Which one of these five songs is your favorite? What’s your go-to track to keep dating apps bay? Let us know in the comments, or tweet us at @TheHoneyPOP!