As you may have read in some of my previous blog posts, the speaker in our studio is connected to my computer, so this means that I am responsible for the listening experience of our team at any one time. It’s a tough job, and I know you’re probably asking yourself how I handle such musical responsibility.
I decided today to write about our team and (as a little insight into who we are) our musical preferences. In the truest spirit of investigative journalism, I set out to ask what everyone’s musical preferences were and the last two songs they listened to most recently.
You know what they say: “music is the eye into the soul,” or something. Welcome to us.
Betsy’s favorite style of music is pretty different than what the rest of us listen to. I don’t even fully know how to explain it outside of a genre of “ratchetEDM.” It’s definitely upbeat, and if it doesn’t give you a headache, you could have some serious workouts listening to it (at the very least, running to get away from it!) Totally kidding! Betsy’s favorite pop songs are right on my own list as well!
Her favorite playlist is titled “Unemployed” (because that’s how far back in the past it began) and is a literal mixture of “dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, pop, a little hip-hop, dance, dance, dance…” You get the idea. Betsy is a fun and energetic person, though, so this is fitting. The last two songs she listened to were something weird and dancy.
If Betsy’s favorite style of music is the North Pole, then Kristin’s would be the South Pole. On the complete other end of the musical spectrum, Kristin mostly listens to folk or folk rock. Iron and Wine is her all-time favorite band, and she always listens to music in the morning when she’s getting ready! Betsy calls Kristin’s music “depressing,” but I know for a fact that isn’t true, because I listen to it as well! (When I’m in my room crying and depressed…) I kid. It’s just really good, chill listening music. In fact, she has a playlist accurately titled “Chill playlist!”
Her favorite playlists are full of artists like Iron and Wine, Gregory Alan Isakov, and Modest Mouse for something more upbeat. Her love language is mixed CDs (apparently they are still a thing!)
Kristin’s personality is chillaxed (yes, it’s a real personality) and very go-with-the-flow, so this musical style makes sense.
Becca’s taste in music is probably the broadest of everyone’s – she likes pretty much all genres (although she doesn’t see herself listening to heavy metal!) This could be anything from country, bluegrass, jazz, blues, rock, pop, classical, and Christian music! Her favorite music to listen to in the morning is worship music. The last two songs she listened to are I can Only Imagine be Mercy Me and Oceans by Hillsong. Becca has a warm and welcoming presence so this is no surprise!
Ironically, I’m somewhere in between everyone. I like pop music, folk rock, worship music, and modern classical music. My all-time favorite genre is smooth electronic, or “weird hipster stuff,” as people sometimes call it. Like Kristin, I have a playlist titled “Chill,” but it’s full of Kygo, Odesza, and similar electronic chillness. The last two songs I listened to are Soul Phazed by Jessica Hart and It’s Only You by Dominique.
Well, I hope you all enjoyed reading about my extensive field research and the little bit of insight into our team!
Til next time,