It’s been A Year.
I don’t really need to recap why, do I? To exist in 2020 is to comprehend why.
But we were all reminded of how much of A Year it has been this week when Spotify released to users their annual Wrapped playlists and data. Music, after all, can tell you a lot about how you’re feeling.
People online, as per usual, were quick to share their playlists and, yep, it’s confirmed: This year was sad and we didn’t feel great.
That seemed to be the theme of the year, well, that and Taylor Swift, of course.
my spotify wrapped 🤝 my sad playlist
— molly ♍️ (@mollyknndy) December 2, 2020
the only things my spotify wrapped confirmed were that I was very sad for most of the year and that I coped with it by listening to taylor swift
— Lily Guiney (@LilyGuiney) December 2, 2020
my spotify wrapped really just said “lol ur sad”
— king (@kxngxas) December 2, 2020
When I’m sad, I listen to sad music. With everything 2020 has dished out, I’ve done that a lot this year, according to @spotify.
— David George (@DaveGeorgeUK) December 2, 2020
Damn my Spotify wrapped rlly said “you were sad in 2020” like I didn’t already know that
— braden (@bradenscott_) December 2, 2020
And listen, I get it. 2020 was depressing and some of us (apparently lots of us) like to embrace sadness by listening to sad music. I include myself in that camp. My top artist was the rock group the The Hold Steady (my favorite band), but I also listened to a veritable shit ton of Phoebe Bridgers, Soccer Mommy, Jason Isbell, and Bill Callahan. Here’s my contribution to the compulsory sharing of Wrapped playlists.
Here’s to our 2021 Wrapped playlists being full of party music. But I wouldn’t count on it.