As we step into the new year, Spotify is making time travel real by delivering a much-anticipated treat to millions of music listeners: the long-awaited “Playlist in a Bottle” from January 2023. A year ago, music enthusiasts like you were invited to craft their personal musical time capsules, selecting tunes that resonated with them at that specific moment in time.
Now, the day has arrived for them to unwrap their capsules and relive the musical journey that unfolded over the past year.
To access this time travel experience, you simply need to visit that link on your mobile phone. By choosing “Claim Your Playlist,” you can delve into different timelines and feel all the memories attached to each track. As you do that, you will take a nostalgic trip down the auditory and memory lane, allowing yourself to reflect on the evolution of your musical taste throughout the year.
But that’s not the only exciting news from Spotify. You can now embark on a new adventure by creating an all-new Playlist in a Bottle, which is set to be unlocked in 2025. In order to get together this future musical journey, some interesting questions like “What song brings out my alter-ego?” and “What song describes my relationship status?” will definitely be asked! This year, you also have the opportunity to write a note for your future self, adding a personal touch to your musical time capsule.
To start off, you again visit that same link on your mobile device. The choices for storing the playlist are delightfully diverse, ranging from a bottle and a snow globe to a flip phone, a tiny bird’s nest or even a rice cooker! After selecting your preferred choice, you engage in a series of song-inspired prompts such as “A song that reminds you of your favorite person,” “A song your great-grandkids will be confused about,” and “A song you put your friends on to.”
The creative journey doesn’t end there – you are encouraged to draw a note for your future selves, capturing a moment you want to remember when your musical time capsule is unsealed the following year. Once the playlist is meticulously curated, you can “seal” their musical time capsule and share your #PlaylistInABottle share card on whatever social media platform you like!