Before I start, I fully endorse the "For You" (Angus and Julia Stone) and "My Baby" (Julia Stone) selections.
"The Places We Call Home
" by Lanterns On The Lake. Without exaggeration, this is one of the most gorgeous tracks that I've heard in recent memory. My girlfriend doesn't really appreciate music like this because she considers it too slow, but the melody is wondrous and as soon as that chorus hits, it immediately takes me back to falling in love with my girl in the autumn of 2008.
"This Will Change Us
" by Union Sound Set. It's a really slow moving track, but I just can't help but get swept up within the lyrics. One of them is, "We walked roads to start this, in the small hope we'd make it / and I held what we could be, 'Cause I was what you gave me". Plus it doesn't hurt that the chorus is stunning.
Another one by Lanterns on the Lake, this time it's "I Love You, Sleepyhead
". It's another one of those soft, delicate tracks that I gravitate towards. It just deals with needing that one person to come save you, and when strings, violins, pianos all weave their way into the mix, it's all just really touching. Definitely one of my favourites.
Last one otherwise I'll end up writing a novel, "Radiate
" by Ellington. I had bought their EP titled More Like a Movie, Less Like Real Life
and I cannot underestimate the importance that those six songs have on my relationship even to this day. We often joke that some couples only have 'their song' when we're so fortunate to have 'our EP'. Listening to those songs, especially "Radiate", brings back only the best of memories.