Image: Artist merci, mercy has some funky and exciting new music perfect for a holiday jam session. Photo: Spotify.
By MACKENZIE PELLE
End of year blues? These holiday playlists and local artists are sure to boost your mood leading into Christmas. Whether you are craving Christmas classics or a summer pool party vibe, these playlists will have you singing and dancing your way through the festive season.
Already out of the office for the year? Spotify’s Summer Holiday 2022 playlist will get you out of work mode and into holiday mode with these chart bops. From Beyonce, to Harry Styles, this playlist gives you your favourite artists and songs from the year, on repeat. That means turning up the music in your car on the way to the beach, and loud karaoke at the family BBQ.
Even if you are still working across Christmas, this playlist provides you the perfect mood boost to get through those long hours and have you daydreaming about going home at the end of the day.
End of year holiday playlists usually mean one thing, Christmas music. Yes this does mean that we will hear Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas 100 times. But Spotify’s Happy Holidays playlist gives you all the classics you love and more.
Filled with nostalgia, this playlist also has modern renditions of your childhood favs, perfect for Christmas Day lunch with your loved ones.
Did someone say personalised? Yes, this Holiday Mix playlist on Spotify is catered specifically to you and your favourite artists. The playlist recommends artists based on your recent listening activity, so you may feel exposed when the playlist heavily features Ariana Grande, realising that you have had her on repeat for the past year. Whoops.
Providing you with a mix of Christmas tunes and songs on the charts, this holiday playlist is the perfect blend of familiar music and new discoveries!
2022 has been a busy and exciting year for local Sydney artists merci, mercy. She has been touring around the country with supporting international acts Tai Verdes and George Ezra, and is set to perform at Beyond the Valley in Hesse, Victoria on December 30, with the festival returning for the first time in three years.
A childhood spent overseas in Beijing and Thailand significantly influenced her musical inspirations, drawing on sounds from pop, indie and R&B genres. Her music intimately connects to listeners with her soft and dreamy vocals, expressing a brutally honest reflection of her mental health and life experiences.
At just 22, merci, mercy is definitely making waves in the Australia music scene.
New Zealand born songwriter, producer and instrumentalist Jordan Rakei released his fourth studio-album ‘What We Call Life’ in late 2021, which is his most honest project yet. Rakei’s music showcases vulnerable and introspective lyricism, connected through a soulful, R&B sound.
Raised in Brisbane, Rakei has been based in London since 2014. His tour across Australia’s East Coast early next year will be his first time back in four years! It is safe to say we should add Jordan’s music to our holiday playlists to be ready for his show at Sydney’s Metro Theatre in January 2023.