Happy Tunesday!! Today I’ll be highlighting some of my Spotify playlists. Feel free to follow me or any of the specific playlists that strike your fancy! I really like curating playlists and love talking about music so I figured hey, why not showcase some of my pet projects.
I’m going to be posting this in 3 parts but the playlist selection is in no particular order.
This is being published in January 2021, so if you read this at a significantly later date, it’s possible the exact titles and emotions for the playlists may evolve. If that happens I’ll try to update this post as needed!
dark & stormy
what’s the vibe: this playlist is for songs that are a little bit sinister. Lots of minor keys, complex chords, and the occasional sad lyricism.
when to listen: put this playlist on shuffle on a moody night when you just want to DANCE and forget that you’re in your feelings but still feel seen by the artists you’re dancing along to
title insight: this is just one of the many playlists i have named after beverages. this seemed the most appropriate based on the goal of my playlist
sample artists: BANKS, MS MR, Lorde, Lykke Li
what’s the vibe: this playlist is for songs that you might describe as fun folk. anything that can make a city dweller feel like they’re on a ranch in the middle of a square dance night. it’s similar to my “on my Indie B.S.” playlist but the key difference is honey wine tracks usually have a banjo or fiddle or mandolin at some point.
sample artists: Half Moon Run, Billy Raffoul, Matt Corby, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Birdtalker, Churchill
the vibes? immaculate.
what’s the vibe: this is filled with chillhop and R&B for the most part
when to listen: at the kickback where the friendship is much more important than the playlist but that still allows for lulls in conversation to have you immersed in something tasteful and smooth. we’re relaxing and it’s incredibly chill.
title insight: the vibes are just immaculate, idk what to tell you….
sample artists: Nao, Masego, Chloe x Halle, Brasstracks, Cautious Clay, The Internet, Kid Cudi, WILLOW, Khalid
breath of fresh air
what’s the vibe: i made this in order to spend 7 hours walking one day. ever since, i’ve curated it a bit further to be a collection of upbeat songs that i generally like but don’t necessarily seek out– like elevator music for my brain.
when to listen: on a long long walk in nice weather :~) smell the grass!!! feel the earth beneath u!! smile up at the sun !!
sample artists: Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareilles, Julia Michaels, Lizzo, Sylvan Esso, Wrabel, Fletcher, Vanessa Carlton, alt-J, Ruth B., Young the Giant
what’s the vibe: i had an electro swing phase in college, around the time the new Great Gatsby movie had come out (which I never saw but I listened to the playlist religiously). the songs are jazzy and fun and some of them have really good drops as well as repetitive hooks and lyrics.
when to listen: either when you’re going to a roaring 20s themed party or when ur doing work and u gotta focus!!! the repetition and use of loops is incredibly helpful for a scatterbrain like me but if you’re someone who needs pure instrumentals, this might not be for you 😦
title insight: i was embarrassed by my obsession so this was me trying to downplay it. i’m keeping it though because i can’t think of anything better. let me know if you have ideas that are in the bevvy theme!!
sample artists: Parov Stelar, Caravan Palace, Belleruche, The Electric Swing Circus, Swing Republic, Beats Antique, Scott Bradlee
by any other name
title insight: shakespeare quote because i am incredibly unoriginal. this playlist contains songs that are names, that’s it! there are a few that include names such as “What Sarah Said” or “Jenny Don’t Be Hasty” simply because i adore those songs but for the most part they are all just single name titled tracks.
what’s the vibe: there is literally no vibe — the songs span a host of genres
when to listen: don’t lol just find ur name or the names of your friends/boo/family, listen to that song, then keep it movin xoxo
So that’s all for this week! Let me know how your organize your playlists? I feel like my Virgo and Aquarius really woke up and chose harmony and that’s why I’m Like This when it comes to my music playlists!!