The other day I was listening to music with one of my friends and in priding her on her deeply satisfying music taste, she told me how most of her playlists are private. Which might seem like a nondescript statement, but honestly it really confused me. I thoroughly enjoy searching for music, adding it to my playlists, and then having people listen to it. Getting compliments on my music gets me all bubbly inside, it's a great feeling. So what she said kind of stuck with me, and in that moment, I thought about making all my playlists private. The way she explained her reasoning was how music is a really personal thing, and broadcasting everything you are listening to feels too exposed. Which makes a lot of sense. But this morning I realized why I love music so much. Odviously it allows me to express my creative side by finding new music, but also how I love sharing music with people. And creating a social aspect from it.
I seem to have a quite broad music taste. In general my favorite type of music is sort of an indie/alternative mix, like the type of music that makes you feel like summer and wanting to blast it in a convertible while on a road trip. Music that you just smile to. I linked my current spotify playlist below called Wallflower, which includes music like that, it's also my summer 2016 playlist. While that music is my favorite, I can also seriously get down to some dope rap and trap music. Music that has a great base and you would listen to in the car at night. Not the type of music you want to play in front of your mom. House music, in my opinion, is the best to workout to. Very upbeat and just makes you wanna get up and move. I usually listen to that type of music on soundcloud because they have the best remixes that you can't get on spotify. BUT ALSO, can we just talk about how great spotify has been doing recently. This new update that gives you suggested songs at the bottom of your playlist is the fucking best. It just gives you music that matches the rest of your playlist. And honestly, I really needed this because I listen to a lot of classical music when I study, so my Discover Weekly doesn't really give me an accurate selection of the music I actually like to listen to. Another way it's easy to find music on spotify is going to artists pages. When you click on an artist it gives you all their top songs, then you can go to other artists similar to them with the Related Artists tab on the side. I have never really thought about it before right now but the $10 a month I pay for premium is the best money I've ever spent. Spotify, you are really doing a lot of things right.
But back to the social aspect of music. I love playing my music for people and sharing music that makes me happy. So I decided to go against making my playlists private. Might seem like a pretty basic thing, but it really did get me thinking. And allowed me to look at music from a new light.