Valentine’s Day isn’t always that pleasant for singles – especially for those who have had a recent break up. Fortunately, Galentine’s Day makes for an excellent alternative. Instead of celebrating relationships, on Galentine’s Day you celebrate your strong female friendships. Below, we explore 10 of the best heartbreak artists to listen to with your girlfriends.

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey is the queen of the heartbreak song. With stirring instrumentals and a fragile, yearning voice Lana should be your go-to after a broken heart. Any Lana Del Rey vinyl can make the perfect addition to your Galentine’s Day.

Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers is an American indie-rock artist with a penchant for sorrowful tunes. After collaborating with the likes of Taylor Swift and Kid Cudi, Bridgers is quickly soaring into the mainstream consciousness.


Every Lorde song sounds unique. And with a new album that came out in 2021, Lorde can add a fresh slant to your heartbreak playlist.


Banks shot to fame with her debut album “Goddess” in 2014. With a mixture of electro-pop and R&B, Banks’ highly emotional and intimate songs are the perfect choice for a heartbroken Galentine’s Day.


Mitski is a genre-bending artist who has recently returned from a three-year hiatus with an upcoming album this year. With Mitski you can go from desolate songs to defiant anthems – and either will fit nicely on Galentine’s Day.


What else is there to say about Rihanna? If in doubt, just put on any tune from the legendary ballad queen and your day will be sorted.


Sevdaliza was born in Iran before growing up in the Netherlands, and with her own label, Sevdaliza does things her own way. Sevdaliza’s signature voice could electrify your evening.

Weyes Blood

Weyes Blood is a master of the introspective, tear-jerking record. If you want to take a gloomy turn on Galentine’s Day this could be the option for you.

Chrysta Bell

Chrysta Bell makes music that’s even stranger than Lana’s. However, the soulful, lonely tunes fit the Galentine’s atmosphere well.

Melanie Martinez

Melanie Martinez is on the rise. With juxtaposing pop music and dark, blunt lyrics, Martinez adds real attitude to the heart-breaking genre.

A single Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be boring. With some good friends and heart-breaking ballads you can overcome any lonely emotions.