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Anyone who has experienced Summer in sunny South Africa will tell you that there is nothing quite like it! This year, Spotify is giving listeners a summer experience from the comfort of their own home.

Part of enjoying the season means relaxing and socialising with friends and family and music plays such a big part in how we do this. Recently, Spotify launched a fun immersive experience that will transport users, digitally, to other summer locations with Wish You Were Here. Wish You Were Here gives listeners the opportunity to enjoy some of this year’s favourite tracks overlaid with captivating sounds often associated with summer including crashing coastal waves, a sizzling barbeque, a pool party and more.


Summer tracks to choose from in the experience include:

  1. Blinding Lights” – The Weeknd
  2. Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” – Jason Derulo and Jawsh 685
  3. Watermelon Sugar” – Harry Styles
  4. Rain On Me” – Ariana Grande


Local digital creator Thulane Hadebe says some of the  new releases that will top his summer playlist on Spotify includes Sam Smith and Ariana Grande’s albums – Love Goes and Positions. ‘’I have really been enjoying these right now and Rain on Me is one of my favourite tracks from Ariana Grande right now. These will definitely be on my summer playlist. ‘’


To experience Wish You Were Here, click through to the microsite and log in to you Spotify account. Then select the song you want to listen to and your location and Spotify will play your mix while to kick back and relax.


A summer playlist would not be complete without the inclusion of local hits that South African’s have enjoyed over the past few months.


Spotify’s AmaPiano Grooves playlist continues to dominate as does Master KG’s global hit Jerusalema featuring Nomcebo Zikode – which after the phenomenal worldwide success it has enjoyed this year  has surely secured Master KG a spot on summer 2020 playlists.


What will you be streaming this Summer?  Head to Spotify and discover your favourite tracks for the season.


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