Tune in to Amazon Music’s 2020 ‘Proud’ Playlist
If you were looking for a soundtrack for June, Amazon has just the thing for you. Part of their Pride Month celebration, the company relaunched its Pride-inspired playlist on May 29.
With 50 songs in total, the playlist features some of the most iconic songs from incredible artists like Halsey, Tove Lo, Troye Sivan, and Sam Smith. There’s also the exciting appearance of Lady Gaga’s recent collaboration with Elton John, “Sine from Above,” from her new album Chromatica.
— uDiscover Music (@uDiscoverMusic) May 30, 2020
A special something for pride 🌈☺️☺️ https://t.co/QvfmL69Gpm
— Hayley Kiyoko (@HayleyKiyoko) May 29, 2020
“We’ve curated a collection of songs that shine a spotlight on the next generation of LGBTQ+ artists, who proudly share their artistry and their identity with their fans,” Amazon Music label relation manager John Farreey shared with Billboard. “We’re also focused on telling the stories of the artists who came before: Sylvester, Wendy Carlos, and Gladys Bentley—artists who have blazed a trail for future generations.”
If that wasn’t enough, Amazon Music also collaborated with ‘Lesbian Jesus’ herself, pop singer Hayley Kiyoko. For the past couple of days, Kiyoko encouraged fans on Twitter to stay tuned to Amazon Music, teasing that a special surprise was on its way.
— Hayley Kiyoko (@HayleyKiyoko) May 28, 2020
Now, fans can finally have their questions answered. Kiyoko is “coming out of her cage” and “doing just fine” with a cover of The Killer’s hit single “Mr. Brightside,” exclusively featured in Amazon Music’s 2020 ‘PROUD’ playlist.
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NEW SONG***🌈 I was 13 years old when “Mr. Brightside” was released. I remember really connecting to that feeling of sitting alone in my room, knowing that my crush was probably with some other guy and how it broke my heart. This song made me feel seen at a young age, and gave me the strength to embrace who I was, to stay positive even though I was struggling to find that positivity in my own life at the time. This song is for you. An @amazonmusic exclusive GO PUT IT ON BLAST!!!! ❤️ produced by @jonodorrmusic Thank you @thekillers for getting me through. #amazonoriginal
If you’re getting hype for Pride 2020, look no further. Make sure to head over to Amazon Music and listen to the ‘PROUD’ playlist now.