Creating my own playlists is one of my favourite things to do, I’ll admit. But every now and then it’s nice to be able to put on a playlist that you don’t know inside out. When I’m looking to listen to something new I’ll always turn to Spotify to see what ready-made playlists they have to offer. And I thought it might be nice to share a few of their playlists that I’ve been enjoying listening to recently. Want to discover some Summer Spotify playlists? Here are my top three…
3 Amazing Summer Spotify Playlists To Listen To
What I love so much about Spotify is how easy it is to discover new music. Whether that’s through your ‘discover weekly’ or ‘release radar’ playlists – or maybe even through checking out a few new genres. One of my favourite genres to listen to in Summer is Bossa Nova. For anyone who hasn’t listened to a lot of Bossa Nova music before, here a quick intro. Bossa Nova (meaning “new trend” or “new wave”) is a type of Brazilian music that became popular in the ’50s/’60s. Bringing together samba and jazz, Bossa Nova is often performed solely on a nylon-stringed guitar with the addition of vocals. However, it’s also widely performed in larger groups with a jazz-like arrangement – with the guitar playing the backing rhythm. Some notable artists from the genre include João Gilberto, Antônio Carlos Jobim and Luiz Bonfá.
Bossa Nova Playlist
With this in mind, my first Summer Spotify playlist recommendation is their Bossa Nova playlist. This is just the ultimate chilled Summer vibes playlist. I absolutely love listening to it outside in the garden when we get some sunny days here in Liverpool, or when I’m inside cooking on our not-so-sunny days. There are quite a few completely instrumental tracks on the playlist which are perfect for relaxing. But there’s also some really great party tracks that you could definitely have a little dance to. Whether you’re reading in the sun, doing a bit of gardening, cooking or even having a few drinks, this playlist is sure to transport you to your favourite holiday destination.
Roots Rising Playlist
My second Summer Spotify playlist recommendation is their Roots Rising playlist. In comparison to the Bossa Nova playlist, I’d say this is more of a background music playlist. But that’s simply just because most of the tracks are incredibly chilled. While the Bossa Nova playlist is relaxed with a few part tunes, Roots Rising is pretty much entirely made of chilled tunes. There were only a handful of artists whose names I recognised before I gave the playlist a listen, including Jade Bird, Leon Bridges and Ben Howard, so it was a great playlist for discovering loads of new artists.
Sweet Soul Sunday Playlist
Finishing off the trio, we’ve got Sweet Soul Sunday which is a long-time favourite Spotify playlist of mine. I’ve been listening to it for a few years now, so I guess it’s about time that I post about it! Sweet Soul Sunday is essentially a playlist that’s entirely made up of soul music. It’s a great mix of old skool classics along with some new artists that have just come onto the music scene. What I love so much about this playlist is that it’s constantly being updated by Spotify. It’s not just one playlist set in stone. Every few weeks Spotify will switch it up with some new tunes.
Sweet Soul Sunday is an all-year-round playlist for me, but I wanted to highlight it for Summer because it has such a calm, relaxed feel to it as a playlist. Summer to me is all about relaxation, enjoying the sun and just all-round good vibes. And this playlist definitely gives off good vibes! If you’re looking to regularly discover new music then Sweet Soul Sunday could be a great playlist for you. Just remember that it’ll change all the time, so if there’s a couple of specific tunes that you like from the playlist make sure to make a note of them!
Any Summer Spotify playlists to recommend?
Do you listen to pre-made Spotify playlists on the regular, or do you prefer making your own? Have you got any Summer Spotify playlists to recommend to me? Let me know in the comments.
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