Meet Elise, a 17 year old Spotify playlist curator from Shakopee, Minnesota.
“I made my playlist two and a half weeks before Valentine's, because I was tired of hearing the same things: everybody sad because they're single. I made it because, as edgy as it sounds, I was disillusioned with the whole idea of love as a game. As if that's all there is in life, is finding somebody. So in the weeks before Valentine's, I made it to be a reminder that you don't have to feel bad for not being in love, you don't have to feel bad for not looking for it, you're perfect no matter what. I'm tired of hearing people's self-worth depend on relationship status.”
Describe your playlist. Perfect situation(s) for jamming it include:
It's an anti-love playlist. In a sense, it shows "the other side" of relationships, the antithesis to the shiny, perfect Instagram couples. It's calling out our apparent pressure on ourselves to be in love or to expend all of our energy seeking it. So whether you're feeling rebellious, cynical, or just want some bops to listen to regardless of message, this is the playlist for you.
What kind of music/artists did you grow up listening to?
I listened to a lot of John Denver with my family, and the Dog Train tracks were fire as a kid. In middle school, I listened to a lot of Twenty One Pilots, Fall Out Boy, and EDEN.
Any interesting artist(s) you've just started listening to recently?
Recently, I've been playing lovelytheband, Bleachers, and Honne's music on repeat.
Tell us about you! Occupation, hobbies, interests, a quote, your site, etc. -- anything you want to add to introduce yourself at the top of your post!
Hey there! I enjoy playing piano and writing poetry in my free time. I play Ultimate Frisbee and am also involved in MN Youth in Government. I frequently make playlists to match a certain oddly-specific mood, and apparently I found one some people relate to! Feel free to check it out and let me know what you think!