Love songs for a realist. Or maybe even a pessimist. Whatever it is, this nuanced love songs playlist will tug at the heartstrings of even the most jaded. Nuanced in both their approach to the genre and their musicality, these endearingly sombre tunes from the likes of Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen and Carole King capture the variations of love whilst reimagining the concept of the love song. After all, there can't be a Wonderful Tonight without a little Both Sides Now. And therein lies the beauty.