Some playlists have a thing – a red thread that binds them together – sometimes it’s a theme in which the curators work – (examples here and here) – sometimes it’s an obvious genre or lyrical story and yet other times – times like this – the list goes all over the place – pulling different moods, different genres, different decades and yet – in some bizarre effect of human serendipity – it kinda works.
How you get The Shins, Supergrass, Shelby Lynne and Sandy Denny along with The Who and Stevie Nicks all on the same playlist – and have it sound good? Well – as the title says – it’s hard to describe but – have a listen – we think you’ll enjoy it.
Playlist Image by Rad Cyrus on Unsplash
About the Curators
My name is Jenna Barton. I currently live in a small town in Illinois. Although I live in small town I have always been a big city girl at heart. I live near the great city of Chicago, where I try to visit as often as I can. I enjoy seeing new places and being around people. I'm not sure what my future holds, but I do know that music will be apart of it.
Music has always been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. You can find me listening to music in between classes and during nature walks. Ive had a passion for music at a young age when I started my own musical discovery. My journey into music led me into the boyband area for a while, but now its very diverse and I am always looking for something new to listen to.
I wouldn't be able to pick a favourite artist or song right now because its constantly changing. Music has changed my life for the better and I want nothing more than to share that with you.
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the Dark Forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top, they would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
As a psychology graduate I studied how sound affects human performance.
As a musician I compose instrumental music that stimulates your brain but doesn't mess with your language centers, leaving you free to be creative and brilliant without distraction.
As a curator I research how music can improve your life and create flow - I can tell you what music to listen to when studying for a test and why listening to sad music can make you feel better.
As a creator / contributor at musicto I’m part of a global creator community that collaborates through music. You can learn more about our community here.