To some, Feb. 13 is simply another box on the calendar ― 24 hours removed from a holiday both revered and reviled, but another day just the same.
To other, more enlightened individuals, Feb. 13 is Galentine’s Day, an occasion for women to celebrate their female friendships in the style of Leslie Knope. (If you haven’t seen that “Parks and Recreation” episode, well, it’s the best Galentine’s gift you could receive.)
One such enlightened individual is Lin-Manuel Miranda, the “Hamilton” creator and potential MacPEGOT-er who can put together a rousing Spotify playlist in his sleep. This Galentine’s day, he’s done just that, compiling a holiday-specific mixtape that pays homage to iconic ladies in music history.
Queen Latifah, Florence, Santigold ― the girl gang’s all there. And unlike the Grammys, Miranda gave Beyoncé (Destiny’s Child, to be exact) the No. 1 spot she deserves.
Enjoy Galentine’s Day, ladies.