We are all spending, well, all of our time at home these days. And chances are a lot of those hours feature a streaming soundtrack, which is why Spotify is stepping up to offer a new suite of celebrity-curated playlists in their “Listening Together” collection under the titles Together and ICYMI.
The playlists and podcasts are intended to “bring a sense of connection and comfort to listeners when they need it most,” according to a statement from Spotify. They will feature lists pulled together by Selena Gomez (Cooking Together), Dolly Parton (At Home Together), Normani (Working Out Together), Lil Yachty (Gaming Together) and Kiana Ledé (Meditating Together).
The playlists and podcasts from celebs, artists, podcasters and influencers will refresh weekly, allowing them to “share in users’ favorite at-home interests, past times and passions… based on the most popular home-based activities like cooking, cleaning, workouts & wellness, gaming and more.”
Gomez’s Cooking Together roster features several of her own songs (“Boyfriend,” “Vulnerable,” “Rare” and “Ring”), as well as songs by Fleetwood Mac (“Gypsy”), Kacey Musgraves (“Lonely Weekend”), Saint Jhn (“God Bless the Internet”), Parton (“He’s Alive”), Surfaces (“Sunday Best”) and Harry Styles (“Adore You”) and Kid Cudi, Taylor Swift, Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, Roddy Ricch, Clairo and The Weeknd.
Parton will help kick off the At Home playlist this week, which includes her own “Shine,” as well as tracks from Brandi Carlile (“Carried Me With You”), Avicii (“Wake Me Up”), Maggie Rogers, (“Light On”), Journey, (Don’t Stop Believin'”), Demi Lovato (“Skyscraper”), Lauren Diagle, (“You Say”) and Ashley McBryde (“Hang in There Girl”), as well as songs by Celine Dion, The Temptations, Kelsea Ballerini, Dermot Kennedy and Avril Lavigne.
Yachty’s Gaming Together pulls together seven songs from Solange, as well as a number of songs from Pink Floyd, and Lake Street Drive (“Mistakes”), Unknown Mortal Orchestra (“Hunnybee”), The Art of Noise (“Moments in Love”), Gorillaz (“Dare”), the La’s, Ariel Pink, Cautous Clay and Felix Da Housecat.
Normani’s gonna make you sweat with Working Out Together, featuring hits from Diplo (“New Shapes”), Mark Ronson (“Why Hide”), Kendrick Lamar (“Love.”), Snoh Aalegra (“Here Now”), Drake (“Signs”), Calum Scott (“Dancing on My Own”), as well as Crowded House, Charlotte Day Wilson, Jess Glynne, Hushed, Rihanna, Bonga and Trevor Hall.
The ICYMI playlists include DJ sets from D-Nice’s “Club Quarantine” and songs played during the super-popular “Verzuz” DJ battles.
Check out the playlists below.