Meet Rae Kruithof, Spotify Playlist Curator from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
“I wanted to listen to songs from the film, 10 Things I Hate About You, but only a small selection of songs were available on the soundtrack. I decided to create my own collection of all the songs featured in the film.”
What music did you grow up listening to as a young kid?
Growing up I listened to a lot of soundtracks, oddly enough. I remember having a big collection of Disney cassette tapes and CDs. I probably still have most of the CDs.
Name one of your favorite albums of all time?
Elton John "Greatest Hits" from 1974. I bought the vinyl because it had Benny and the Jets, but I ended up falling in love with the whole album.
What artist, dead or alive, who would you interview and why?
David Bowie. He seemed like such an interesting person and I'd love to talk to him about what inspired him and especially his fashion choices. I'm obsessed with the Ziggy Stardust stripe jumpsuit and his whole Life On Mars look.
Do you have a hidden talent?
It's not particularly hidden, but I am a costume designer. A lot of my work is made with recycled or found materials as I rarely buy anything new. My work can be viewed via my instagram @_thatsorae
Name your top 3 favorite artist and why?
I've been a fan of Paramore for years. Even after completely changing their sound, I'm still in love with them. I'm a big fan of David Bowie both as a person and an artist. And for the third one, I've been listening to a LOT of Jonas Brothers lately, so I'll have to throw them in there!