This Valentine’s Day, Starbucks is set to release a compilation of covers for their Sweetheart 14 album, featuring recordings by Vampire Weekend, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Ben Harper, Beck, and many more. While I find it hard to resist a good cover album, this one stands above all other sappy lovesongs that you will hear this Hallmark holiday.
With a new album due out in February, Beck seems to be wasting no time in delivering music for the world to enjoy. Originally from John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band’s 1970′s hit, Beck’s cover of “Love” is sweet, sentimental, soft and at times, heartbreaking. Call me a sucker for love songs but nothing is better than a subtle cover of a classic, especially when Beck is involved.
Sweetheart 2014 is out February 2 via Hear Music/Concord Music Group.