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Ever Wanted A Music Magic 8 Ball? Spotify Launches 'Song Psychic'

1 March 2024 | 3:49 pm | Mary Varvaris

The most popular artists on already-existing psychic-related Spotify playlists include Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Lana Del Rey and Florence + The Machine.

Spotify's 'Song Psychic'

Spotify's 'Song Psychic' (Source: Supplied)

Spotify has launched its very own music-related fortune teller, unveiling Song Psychic today.

With the streaming giant’s new feature, nobody has to agonise over what to listen to or ask friends and family what’s good. Instead, Song Psychic is like a Magic 8 Ball, making a decision based on a few choices.

According to Spotify, listeners are already into the witchy and cosmic vibes, getting engrossed in the classics by Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks, Lana Del Rey and Florence + The Machine. If you’re curious about how Song Psychic works, here’s what you need to do to access it:

Visit Spotify’s Song Psychic website on your mobile device, choose a category from the following options: SchoolStyleLunchLoveCareerMyselfMy FutureFriends & Family, and Life’s Greatest Mysteries, or, if you’re brave enough, request a Song Psychic read your mind.

From there, Spotify users will see pre-approved questions appear on the screen, including “Should I go on this date?”, “Should I book a vacation?” or even “What should I have for lunch?”.

After selecting your question, you’ll be taken to a “contemplation screen” as you await your future. Song Psychic will find the perfect song to answer your question (think Chicken Teriyaki by Rosalía for What should I have for lunch?)

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The song chosen by the Song Psychic will then appear on the screen, and listeners can either play the track on Spotify, ask another question, or share the results on social media.

At the time of publishing, the most popular songs on already-existing psychic-related Spotify playlists are Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac, Crystal by Stevie Nicks, Lana Del Rey’s Once Upon A Dream, and Cosmic Love by Florence + The Machine.

In January, The Music reported on Spotify’s plans to apparently launch new programming, including “superfan clubs” and “alternative app stores”.

Last April, Spotify announced playlists featuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists such as Proppa Bars, a hip-hop playlist; a mood playlist called Big Ancestor Energy; and two new kids’ playlists, Too Deadly Bub and Blak Hits For Kids.

The streaming service also launched a new Music + Talk show called OUSS HITS, a behind-the-scenes look at the music spotlighted on its First Nations playlists.