A few months ago on Pop Culture Happy Hour, Linda Holmes (or was it Stephen Thompson?) recommended the music streaming service Songza. I figured I’d try it out — Pandora hasn’t been lighting my fire for a while — and playing with the app for a few weeks, I’m a convert.
One thing I especially love: Their taxonomy and related copy. Songza is a collection of curated playlists. When you launch it, the app defaults to showing you the time of day and a selection of moods. It’s Monday morning when I write this, and right now it offers music for “boosting your energy,” “working in an office (SFW),” or “driving,” for example. And also for “saving the world,” which is exactly the kind of thing I’m talking about. Every now and again, you get dealt a wild card in the available moods.
Once you pick a mood, you get a choice of three specific playlists to listen to.
Here’s an example with screen grabs. First screen, from late one Friday night:
Getting high? What are those playlists like?