Meet Nathan, a 19 year old Spotify playlist curator from Boise, Idaho.
“I feel like there are much more talented and amazing artists than myself, so I made a playlist to give them a spotlight and gush about why I love them so much.”
What music did you listen to growing up?
My dad had me listen to Modest Mouse and My Chemical Romance growing up. I got really into emo music in middle school and it softened up to good old alternative in high school.
What is your favorite quote?
"Erica!" -Mr. Peanutbutter
If you could interview any artist, dead or alive, who would you interview and why?
Donald Glover. I'd probably kidnap him and have him ghostwrite music for me in exchange for goldfish and water.
Who do you want to see live in concert before you die?
My Chemical Romance. Oof.
Who are your more recent favorite artists?
Heccra is my favorite musician of all time, and I had the opportunity to write and record a song with him recently! I've been jamming to a lot of PUP, Rex Orange County, Amigo the Devil, Mains and Monitors, and King and Queen of the Losers!
Why do you like listening to playlists?
Playlists really tend to zero in on a mood or feeling that cut out anything unexpected to soil the mood. They also help me sort my own music and retain memories that I associate with songs. I really like to organize my favorite songs by the year I first heard them, and revisiting them is wildly nostalgic and sweet.
What genre of music is your favorite to listen to?
Alternative music. I'm talking 2012 like old-school Imagine Dragons (Night Visions and prior), AWOLNATION, Of Monsters and Men, and the like.