I’ve not been a fan of the Discover Weekly playlist lately. As in at all. But as noted before, Spotify only gets my taste when I listen to a ridiculous amount of Bring Me the Horizon. Latest edition of the playlist was so bad I was basically offended by it. If I wanted to listen to Deez Nuts I’d be listening to already, trust me.
However! I’ve noticed the Release Radar playlist is just viel, viel besser. Infinitely better in fact.
The idea in itself is just on point. I don’t have to go searching for new releases by the music makers I already like; they’re all in the playlist (OK, maybe not all, but there’s definitely plenty).
It’s such a great way to stay somewhat updated.
This is some of what I found in me Release Radar playlist lately:
Closure by Adna. I have no idea how to describe this music. Unless the love child of Jonathan Johansson and Anna von Hausswolff is a sufficient description? No? The record company calls it “dark folk”.
Unfortunately no video for this lovely track, but this one isn’t bad either:
Even if you really should check out Closure specifically.
This next track isn’t so much a case of being introduced to a good track as “Oh, I didn’t know they were still making music”. Easy by Tokio Hotel.
I don’t understand this direction. I don’t understand why they’ve completely abandoned German. They make no sense to me. Also, if they actually paid for this cover art they got ripped off.
Admittedly, I already knew about Lorde’s Green Light, because Lena Dunham mentioned it on either Twitter or Insta. But it could well have been a new acquaintance. I fully expect this to make it into the playlists of my workout classes next semester.
INVSN hasn’t been my cup of tea lately, but Deconstruct Hits – ah, I do like it.
In Sweden, there’s been a lot of talk about Loreen lately. The shock that she wasn’t voted our contribution to Eurovision by default and all. Been meaning to listen to the track, but kept forgetting.
It’s another track I want in my workout class playlist.
There was also a EMMA6 track in my Release Radar playlist. This is where Release Radar is truly useful; I have no idea how to keep updated with German music outside of Germany.
Other than that, I’ve been really getting into Depeche Mode’s Delta Machine. Only four years after its release and just in time for their next release, which I’m sure I will also not get.
Unless Dave’s voice is just front and center throughout. I’ve liked Depeche for quite a significant chunk of time, but I’ve never been this obsessed with Dave’s voice. He’s even better now than he ever was, isn’t he?