Since releasing in the United States last summer, Spotify has become one of all-time favorite applications on any device. While I love the ability to stream practically any song in history (which, trust me, I do), I think the best feature is one that lies under the hood — the ability to find a heap of new artists.
I am seriously amazed at how many new, great artists and bands I have come across since downloading the software last July. To name a few: Bon Iver (up until Spotify, I only liked/knew “Skinny Love”), The Temper Tramps, Christopher O’Riley and The Head and The Heart, amongst many others.
While finding new artists is always great, another super feature is the ability to share playlists. It’s with this feature that I have stumbled upon a superb playlist called, simply, “Writing”. I cannot say good enough things about this playlist. Honest to God, every single track is a blessing and I am forever going to use this for my writing time(s).
Because I am in such a musical mood, I insist you look at the playlist I’ve been using for For Those Who Don’t Learn From History and give at least a few of the songs a listen. They’re grand.
Cats and Dogs – The Head and The Heart
An Ending (Ascent) – Brian Eno
The Big Ship – Brian Eno
13 Ghosts II – Nine Inch Nails
Paradise Stars – Noah And The Whale
Get Your Truck/Flirt – Hal Hartley/Jeffery Taylor
Cherry – Ratatat
Takk – Sigur Ros
Amsterdam – Coldplay
Subterranean Homesick Alien (Radiohead piano cover) – Christopher O’Riley
First Ride – Don Ross
I Don’t Want to Set The World on Fire – The Ink Spots
Maybe – The Ink Spots
A Kiss To Build A Dream On – Louis Armstrong
For Emma – Bon Iver
Holocene – Bon Iver
Skinny Love – Bon Iver