Meet Jess, a 23 year old Spotify playlist curator from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
“Initially, I made this playlist just to amalgamate a bunch of songs that I listened to while backpacking through Europe. At the time, I couldn’t find anything out there that had the exact vibe I was going for. I wanted a list of songs where each one could be a soundtrack to a specific moment, or moments, in my life. I wanted to be able to go back and listen to each song and remember exactly who I was with, what I was doing, when it was, and where I was.”
Who is your favorite artist?
I couldn’t pick just one, so I picked three. Avicii, Kygo, and Dan + Shay.
What's your favorite concert you've been to?
When I was in Madrid, Spain, I was lucky enough to see Kygo perform in concert. It was one of the most surreal experiences of my life. Never would I have thought that while backpacking I would get the opportunity to see one of my favorite artists in person. Everything just worked out so perfectly with my travel plans, the people I was with, and the timing of the concert.
Do you play any instruments? If not, is there one you would like to learn?
When I was younger, I dabbled with a bunch of different instruments, but the one that I enjoy the most and continue playing the guitar. I’d love to learn how to play the piano and drums one day.
What artist (dead or alive) had the biggest impact on your life?
This one is tough because several artists have had a big impact on me, just in different ways and for different reasons. But since I have to choose, I would say Avicii. He really opened my eyes to the world of electronic music because I didn’t even know there was this whole other genre of music and sound. The unique way Avicii crafted his music is unlike any that I’ve heard before and it brought out a part of me that I didn’t know I had or needed. His music truly inspired me to go out, travel the world, and seek experiences that I never would’ve dreamed of. For that, I’m truly grateful to Tim Bergling for letting the world hear what he had to say.
Name the last album you purchased?
TIM - Avicii