A Very Late Spotify Wrapped 2020

Hello friends! Hope you’re all well and enjoying the holiday season, whatever it is you’re doing! I thought I’d pop back in and remind y’all I very much exist, by sharing my Spotify Wrapped for 2020. I’m well aware that Christmas as very literally come and gone and there’s mere days left of 2020, but I’m gonna squeeze this in here because I feel bad.

I’ve done a Spotify Wrapped post, ever since Spotify Wrapped existed. I’m all over it. I genuinely think about it year round.

Here’s my 2017 Wrapped, here’s my 2018 Spotify Wrapped and here’s my Spotify Wrapped: 2019. Just so you can catch up if you want to!

If you’ve been keeping up with my sporadic posting throughout 2020, you’ll know that music got me through a lot of lockdown, I discovered a bunch of music that I was keen to share when I could, and I listened to a whole lot of new artists with all the time I was finding myself with. Hence, I was super excited for my Spotify Wrapped this year.

This year there were a few additions and fun tidbits as there is every year. I was super intrigued with the stats on genres and new artists listened, and I like how they made it a lot more simple than last year. I’ll admit, last year seemed like…a lot, but the 2020 Wrapped gave you everything you needed and wanted to know, and I genuinely spent the entire day it came out, asking my friends about their Wrapped, comparing and sharing.

I did see the memes that held the general sentiment of ‘we don’t care about your Spotify Wrapped’, which seemed to be in excess this year, but I personally, love seeing everyone’s wrap-up. It was such a fun day to see everyone sharing their results, whether their top songs were plucked right from TikTok or rain music that they played year round to help them fall asleep. It’s always super wholesome for me.

So with all of that said, I’m obviously gonna be sharing the results of my 2020 Spotify Wrapped, not that I’m assuming you all were holding your breaths for it, but because in a super shitty year, it’s something that I’ve been looking forward to, something that made everyone a little excited to talk about and something that got people talking. I’m also warning those of you who have been here since the first Wrapped, prepare yourself for a complete lack of Jon Bellion that honestly threw me off as much as it might throw you off.

Here ya go.

Very much not surprising if I’m being honest.

This just makes me very happy to look at.

I think this year’s Spotify Wrapped may have been my favourite so far. I saw so many more people sharing their result and everyone really got into it. There is that little niggling thought in my head that Spotify Wrapped is great publicity for everyone to mindlessly promote the platform while it refuses to properly pay the artists who are streamed on, but in the words of Flex Mami, I am capitalism’s handmaiden and if I can enjoy something as much as I enjoy receiving my Spotify Wrapped…I’m gonna do it.

How did you year on Spotify pan out?

x

Priya

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A Very Pretty Spotify // musicScape

Hello boys and girls!

Hope you’re well and thriving.

Today’s post is gonna be a little one, but I’m keen to share it with y’all because I feel like there’s a few of you who’ll really like this!

As is with all good things, I discovered musicScape on TikTok. Feel free to roast me in the comments, but it is what it is and I have no regrets.

Essentially, musicScape is a a one-stop site, to have your very own landscape image created, based on your Spotify listens within the last 24 hours. It’s super easy an quick to do, took all of 30 seconds for me to have my very own pretty little landscape, which I’m planning on dating and printing out to stick up in my room!

Here’s mine!

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They’re super simple and sleek, and there’s also reasoning behind the landscape you get and what it means, which you get if you click on your name at the bottom of the page. It gives you a little rundown, like this:

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I just love anything that allows you to analyse your listening and get some insight into the way you listen because sometimes listening to music is so easily a passive activity, and we don’t even realise what we’re listening to or our patterns with what we listen to, when and why.

If you make your own musicScape, I’d love to see what yours turns out, feel free to shoot me a message on Instagram to show me!!

x

Priya

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Visualify – A True Blessing

Hello, hello, hello!

I have been a no-show around here for a short while in terms of posts, though you’ve probably caught me in the comments somewhere, and I have a really good reason as to why I’ve been slacking – though I’ve decided to dedicate an entirely different post to that soon.

However, today I wanted to share a website with you, that I have been on the hunt for. You may recall a post from the end of last year, where I shared my Spotify statistics for 2017, using the Spotify 2017 Wrapped feature online. It was really interesting to get an overview of my listening habits over the entirety of 2017, who I listened to the most, which songs I played on repeat, songs I may have missed and genres that I tended to move towards.

However since that post, I’ve been overtly conscious of my listening habits, the songs I listen to, the artists I invest time in, and how that reflects my actual musical interests, completely away from Spotify. It’s left me wondering how my statistics add up throughout the year, during different moods, seasons, trends and styles that I cycle through.

Enter Visualify.

I honestly felt like I’d landed on a goldmine when I found the website. Visualify gives you the opportunity to have a visual overview of your listening habits, whether that’s over the entire period you’ve used Spotify, over the last year,  or the last month. While it’s not as in depth statistically, it captures the top five songs and top five artists for whatever time period, it’s a lot more visual, obviously, than Spotify Wrapped, it looks prettier and you get some more information on specific songs and artists within a shorter time frame.

If you’ve read a couple of my last posts, namely my April Tunes, or my concert reviews for Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran or Bruno Mars, you can see a definitive reflection on my listening habits. Visualify also allows you to link and share your results, so if you’re interested, you can check out mine HERE.

I thought I’d just share with you how my music listening habits stacked up during April!

TOP ARTISTS

Harry Styles
Daniel Caesar
PRETTYMUCH
Bruno Mars
Amine

TOP TRACKS

ili – TroyBoi
Kill V. Maim – Grimes
Lost In Japan – Shawn Mendes
Kiwi – Harry Styles
FRIENDS – Marshmellow, Anne Marie

Let me know if you jump onto Visualify yourself! I’d love to hear about your own listening habits and statistics, I reckon I’ll be checking in regularly throughout this year before I get my 2018 Wrapped!

x

Priya

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