I am not “interested” in music. I am not merely impressed by its transcendent and universal quality. Music is not just something I use to pass the time, it is something that defines a part of my character. From a young age, guitar strums, the melodies of a piano, and synth laden bass beats have always been just another language. But finding new music was a struggle. Born at the dawn of the internet age, word of mouth and the once foreign Top 10 Singles of iTunes were my only recommendations to follow. Everyone seemed to have the same variation in taste of music. Now, fast forward and enter Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist. Introduced nearly one year ago this month, there is no better time for me to voice my adoration for the incredibly innovative and life changing addition that Spotify made.
According to press.spotify.com, “Updated every Monday morning, Discover Weekly brings you two hours of custom-made music recommendations, tailored specifically to you and delivered as a unique Spotify playlist.”
Starting today, Monday, and every Monday hereafter I will use my Spotify Discover Weekly Playlist and the avenues it opens up within other Spotify spots to present to you a list of 10 songs — new or old — that have just changed my week. Hopefully you will enjoy my taste in music and, if not, may it open up your mind further to other genres.
Just as this playlist has been related to “having your best friend make you a personalised mixtape every single week,” I hope these posts are the same.
Happy listening readers.