Meet Trisha, a 19 year old Spotify playlist curator from Portland, ME…
“I am a current sophomore in college where I am studying Social Work with a Race and Ethnic Studies Minor. After college, I hope to become a social worker for immigrants and refugees. I have always had a love for music. I did choir for 8 years and played the flute for a brief period of time. Music was just a big part of my life.”
When & why did you make your playlist?
I made my playlist in 2014 when I was 14 years old. I made it because at the time I was so obsessed with making a spotify playlist. The name of the playlist is a lyric from my favorite song in 2014, "So Far Away" by Mary Lambert. I put it as that because I thought it was a great fit as to what type of songs I would put in there.
Describe your playlist. Perfect situation(s) for jamming include:
The playlist is basically a jumble of love songs that sort of give you this warm fuzzy feeling. My playlist contains songs that would make you think of that special someone in your life. It's the type of playlist to listen to when you're watching the stars in the night sky or when you're cuddled up by a fire. My current favorite song at the moment on that playlist is "Grow as we Go" by Ben Platt.
What was the best concert you've ever attended and why? (Include as many details as you'd like: city / venue / when / with whom...)
The best convert I've ever attended was Khalid a few months ago at TD Garden with one of my good college friends. He just had a great stage presence and he was so beautiful to hear live, his voice was just incredible.
What kind of music / artists did you grow up listening to?
Growing up I listened to a lot of mainstream pop music. My favorite artists growing up were One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Adele. But as I got older my music taste expanded a lot more. Now, I listen to a wide variety of artists ranging from Post Malone to Paul Anka.
Who are your all-time favorite artists and why?
Niall Horan, Maise Peters, and Khalid are my favorite artists. They all have such amazing voices. I have a soft spot for Niall Horan because I loved him while he was in One Direction, so his voice just gives me a nostalgic feeling. I loved his voice when I was 12, and I still love it now. Maisie Peters, I discovered her my senior year of high school and just feel in love with her music. She makes great music and her voice is absolutely lovely. Khalid, I discovered him shortly after his debut album came out. I love listening to his music because his songs are just amazing and they just have a great vibe.
Tell us some random facts about you!
I love chipotle burritos. My dream dog is a Bernese mountain dog. I was born in the Philippines and spent the first 6 years of my life there. I love Disney movies, (My favorite movie is Moana because she is just a strong character and I love that she is a woman of color and I feel like it's so nice to have a Disney character that I look similar to after spending most of my childhood not physically looking like any Disney character). My favorite song EVER is "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons