Pandora’s Listen In is a new collection of artist-curated playlists, featuring 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.
A new slate of playlists is now available on Pandora, featuring music selected by: Common, Chicano Batman, J Balvin, Karol G, Natti Natasha, Sebastian Yatra and Wallows.
More than 30 additional artists, including Marshmello, Margo Price Prince Royce, Post Malone, All Time Low, H.E.R., Lewis Capaldi, and Sugarland, have already shared their playlists with Pandora. Check out the entire Listen In series HERE.
Pandora invites you to experience this week’s installment of LISTEN IN with….
Common: Chicago rap legend Common wants to make sure we all get down together, even if we’re doing it from afar. You may know him for his wordplay or his acting chops, but did you know Common’s also nice with a playlist? Featuring stay-at-home classics like Patti LaBelle’s “On My Own” and Minnie Riperton’s “Inside My Love,” alongside lockdown admonishments like EPMD’s “You Gots To Chill,” and Jungle Brothers’ hip-house gem “I’ll House You,” listen along for Common’s expert quarantine selections.
Chicano Batman: Chicano Batman bassist Eduardo Arenas wants to make sure we all get down together, even if we’re doing it from afar. “I narrowed down my playlist to mostly soul and R&B and some hip-hop, focusing on songs that to me, really changed the direction of music, and life,” Arenas explains. “Some are dynamic, some are just genius – it’s a mix! It’s kinda like some early ’90s gangster s–t that I remember, growing up in L.A.” Featuring rap classics by Cypress Hill, KRS-One and Handsome Boy Modeling School alongside soul favorites by legends like Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers and The Persuaders, this is one playlist you don’t want to miss.
J Balvin: J Balvin quiere que su gente se siga moviendo, y por eso ha creado esta playlist con canciones que “van con la vibra, con los colores y con la buena energía”. Ponte a bailar en la sala, sube el volumen mientras cocinas o prepara tu próxima fiesta virtual, con estas canciones seleccionadas para que te olvides por un momento de la cuarentena.
Karol G: During this time of social distancing, artists are helping us connect through music. Singer Karol G wants to make sure we all jam out together, even if we’re doing it from afar. “There’s power in music,” she explained of her exclusive Pandora playlist, which features songs by Anuel AA, Jessie Reyez, Bad Bunny and more. “In moments like this, music can be a safe place for many of us as a community.” Listen along for her top selections!
Natti Natasha: Natti Natasha nos anima a aumentar nuestra energía con una playlist que ha creado para entrenar durante la cuarentena. La cantante y compositora dominicana nos invita a escuchar estas canciones, no solo para hacer deporte, sino para despejar la mente, y disfrutar del tiempo mientras nos quedamos en casa. ¡Activa tu cuerpo y tu mente escuchando esta selección de música perfecta para estos momentos!
Sebastian Yatra: Singer Sebastian Yatra is doing so with a carefully curated collection of tracks to energize fans from home. “These are songs that I like that have been released recently by friends and artists that I admire,” he says of his picks. “We’ll get through this quarantine together.” Listen to Yatra’s playlist, as well as a message of support from the musician, ahead!
Wallows: Los Angeles band Wallows want to make sure we all rock out together, even if we’re doing it from afar. “These are some songs that we’ve been listening to during this time of isolation. Some are old personal classics/favorites, some are songs that have recently come out that have really impressed us, and others we’ve just recently discovered,” the band explain. “Either way, they’re relevant to some of us right now, and we feel like they’re songs you should know no matter what.” Featuring favorites by The Clash and The Human League alongside newer jams by Porches, King Krule and Moses Sumney, listen along for an eclectic and personal playlist from Wallows.