One thing I love about music is that it tells a story and expresses feelings that sometimes we can’t or don’t know how to express on our own. As we celebrate Valentines Day I think about how music has helped me celebrate this holiday and set the mood for love in my relationships over the years.

For myself, in the early 2000’s music had a huge impact in my relationship with my ex-girlfriend. When we had dinner dates at home smooth 00’s R&B played setting a calm relaxing mood for us. Or when we have had an argument or experienced problems the lyrics of heartbreak gave me a feeling comfort knowing someone else relates to what I was going through.

Til this day I still primarily listen to R&B music from that time period to set the mood of love and romance. With this playlist I am sharing titled ‘Love & Affection’, I am going to share some of my favorite songs to set the mood with your loved one. It doesn’t have to be Valentines Day for you set the mood with a good R&B playlist.