Mystery of Love
"Oh, oh will wonders never cease / blessed be the mystery of love," Sufjan Stevens croons on his newest track "Mystery of Love" for the film Call Me By Your Name. In his typical fashion, Sufjan renders sadness and loss into something cathartic. It's one of the best tracks in 2017 and served as the inspiration for this week's playlist. Though all of the songs are not entirely focused on love or desire, the mysteries of love reveal themselves throughout, from H.E.R.'s gorgeous ballad clinging on to love to Young M.A's usual defiant swagger to JONES' pop-dance track that interrogates the history that two people share. For me, this was a week where the tracks slowly seemed to gel together, but once they felt connected, I couldn't stop listening and, as a result, thinking about love.