Happy Monday! I’m officially back in school, which is terrifying considering I’m graduating and need to figure my life out. So, I’ve been a little busy, hence why there is still no Reylo post about The Last Jedi (TLJ). Sigh. BUT! I have assembled the perfect playlist for Rey and Kylo, ready for you to listen and love. I promise I’ll be off my TLJ kick soon, but for now, enjoy!
“WILD” by Troye Sivan feat. Alessia Cara
Let’s take a minute and appreciate Troye for the incredible musical artist that he is.
Okay, now let’s appreciate how perfect this song is for the beginning of TLJ. Both Rey and Kylo are driving each other wild. Their hearts are doing weird things, but they can’t turn away. Also the “I’ve never wanted to be so bad” line? That’s Rey every time she thinks about Kylo.
Most Reylo lyric: “Can you make me leave my demons & my broken pieces behind?”
“The Cure” by Lady Gaga
While I’m a firm believer that Kylo needs to save himself in episode 9, you have to admit that Rey kinda wants to fix Kylo with her love, even though she knows he has to do it himself. This song also makes me think of the whole “you’re not alone” “neither are you” ForceTime.
Most Reylo lyric: “So baby tell me yes and I will give you everything. I will be right by your side.” (this is more reminiscent of Kylo’s proposal in the throne room)
“Alone” by Halsey
I feel like the chorus and the bridge are super relevant to Rey and Kylo. The chorus is Kylo telling Rey that he’s not really a good person (“you’re a monster” “so are you” connection), and once she ships herself off to him she’s going to wish she hadn’t. And the bridge of the song? We all know that they want to slip under each other’s armor.
Most Reylo lyric: “I know you’re dying to meet me but I can just tell you this. Baby, as soon as you meet me, you’ll wish that you never did.”
“Do I Wanna Know?” by Arctic Monkeys
And here we have some footage of what went through Kylo’s mind before low-key proposing to Rey. I feel like every lyric can easily be applied to Rey and Kylo’s relationship. Kylo wanted to know if Rey felt the same way as him and would stay, he’s (very) sad that she isn’t staying, and I have a feeling Kylo is going to be crawling back to Rey in episode 9.
Most Reylo lyric: “I’m sorry to interrupt, it’s just I’m constantly on the cusp of trying to kiss you. I don’t know if you feel the same as I do. We could be together if you wanted to.” (They were totally looking at each other’s lips and wanting to kiss in the elevator. Just saying.)
“Lonely With You” by No Frills Twins
The whole plot of Rey and Kylo is that they’re both lonely and alone, and they can find companionship with each other, which is this entire song. They both want to be lonely with each other!
Most Reylo lyric: “I know you’re lonely. Come over, let me see. You’re not the only one suffering silently. If you’re lonely come and hold me I wanna be lonely with you.”
“Gotta Go My Own Way” by Troy and Gabriella from High School Musical
Is this a duet between Troy and Gabriella or Kylo and Rey? Please just watch this (the song starts at 2:47) and listen to the lyrics. It’s what happened in the throne room, word for word.
Most Reylo lyric: “We might find our place in this world someday. But at least for now I gotta go my own way.”
“LOST BOY” by Troye Sivan
For the finale, we’ve got more Troye Sivan (because you can’t go wrong with Troye). Who’s the lost boy? Kylo, of course! This is a pretty emo song, and Kylo is the king of emo. It just makes sense.
Most Reylo lyric: “So what are you waiting for? Cause someone could love you more. I’m just a lost boy, lost boy.”