A Go-To Playlist for Setting the Right Romantic Mood

Songs by these Black women will take any sensual session to another level

Feminista Jones
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5 min readApr 29, 2020
A photo of a black couple. He is playing keyboard and she kisses him on the cheek.
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As we spend more of our time indoors, many of us are revisiting some of our favorite musical artists and songs. We’re watching intimate concerts and discography battles on Instagram, and we’re getting amazing live DJ sets on YouTube and Twitch. Music is not only becoming more essential to how many of us are coping with social distancing, but it is also bringing the world together, serving as a universal language that unites us all.

What is it about the right song at the right time that electrifies your nerves and raises bumps on your skin? The melody, the lyrics, the bass line — they all come together to create the perfect sound needed to enhance your mood. In recent weeks, I’ve found myself having some kind of music playing pretty much whenever I’m doing household chores, cooking, writing, or just sitting down trying to remember what day of the week it is. Whether you’re alone or with a partner, the right music can uplift your spirits and even awaken your desires and get the juices flowing — it’s the perfect cherry on top of a delectable sundae.

Looking for a new vibe? I got you! Here are some of my recommendations for setting the perfect mood and taking things to the next level. All Black women. All genius!

“Make Luv 2 Me” — Zo! feat. Monica Blaire

Make love to me / With intention and purpose / Show me that you know how to get down, down, down / Give me all you got

I first heard this song at an event my friend curated in New York City. I was caught off guard by how intensely sensual the song was, and I couldn’t get it off of my mind. Blaire’s voice is phenomenal, and as a producer, Lorenzo “Zo!” Ferguson is criminally underrated. It’s hard to listen to this song and walk away with dry panties.

“Until Then (I Imagine)” — Jill Scott

I’m your lioness in the jungle, babe / And I’m hungry now / And it’s you I crave / I drink you, my suga / Consume your soul / ’Cause you give permission for me to let go



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