Recently, Pandora launched Listen In, a new series of exclusive playlists that connect artists with listeners through music. Each artist-curated playlist features songs that are soundtracking their lives during this unusual time, with commentary about their connection to the music, what’s inspiring them, keeping them busy, or helping them stay focused on the positive.
Currently they have playlists featuring music hand-curated by 5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low, A$AP Ferg, Broken Social Scene, Cage The Elephant, Carly Pearce, DaniLeigh, Fitz and the Tantrums, Flora Cash, Flume, Godsmack, H.E.R., Jeezy, Kiana Lede, LeAnn Rimes, Madison Beer, Marshmello, Meghan Trainor, Nicole Atkins, Prince Royce, Rod Wave, Tate McRae, The Chainsmokers and Tommy Vext of Bad Wolves.
They will be updating the artists weekly as many more have been eager to participate.
The following artists have already contributed might be of interest to you:
5 Seconds of Summer: Fresh off of the release of their fourth studio album, ‘Calm,’ 5 Seconds of Summer — made up of band members Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin and Michael Clifford — created an exclusive playlist for Pandora packed with hits from Coldplay and Lana del Rey, as well as classics by Ella Fitzgerald, David Bowie and more. “A lot of it is songs that inspired the creation of ‘Calm’ and songs that we’re listening to right now,” Clifford, the pop-punk band’s guitarist, explained of their picks. ” songs that help us feel inspired and motivated and happy during these times of isolation.” Hear 5 Seconds of Summer’s musical choices, ahead!
All Time Low: Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low revealed to Pandora what he and the rest of the band have been listening to lately, resulting in a playlist that “spans many different genres and many different flavors” so that “hopefully there’s something in here for each and every one of you.” Without further ado, hear from Gaskarth ahead, as well as songs by The Weeknd, Kacey Musgraves, Tame Impala, The Dangerous Summer and more.
Fitz and the Tantrums: Michael Fitzpatrick of Fitz and the Tantrums is making sure we all get through it with his exclusive Pandora playlist, which is packed with both plenty of upbeat pop — Justin Bieber, Camila Cabello, and Dua Lipa — as well as some more introspective tracks from musicians like Billie Eilish and Lewis Capaldi. Listen to his picks, ahead.
Madison Beer: Rising pop star Madison Beer put together an exclusive list of songs for Pandora that have been keeping her spirits up recently. “They really speak to me for different reasons,” she explains. “Some of them are just vibey and cool, but others have a deeper meaning behind them.” Hear a message from Beer ahead, as well as tracks by Tame Impala, Harry Styles and more of her faves.
Marshmello: Electronic music producer and DJ Marshmello curated a pulse-pounding list of 20 of his current favorite tracks to keep your energy up while you’re staying in. From Galantis to Slushii to his own collaborations with Kane Brown and A Day to Remember, find out what Marshmello has been listening to lately ahead.
Meghan Trainor: Fresh off of the release of her third album, ‘Treat Myself,’ singer Meghan Trainor created an exclusive playlist for Pandora packed with pop hits from Lennon Stella and Harry Styles, as well as high-energy tracks by Summer Walker, SZA and more. “I chose these songs because these are the jams my husband and I bond over,” Trainor explained. “They get me happy and excited, and remind me why I love music.” Hear her picks ahead!