This could quite possibly be the shortest playlist you will ever hear. After all, it is only about 20 minutes long but luckily for you, the repeat option is always there. Intros are pretty self-explanatory but they hold so much anticipation within a short amount of time while interludes keep us on our toes for things not yet expressed. I’ve always had a fascination with intros and interludes for the simple fact that they brake up the usual full-album track list while giving us something different to ponder.
We start off with the intro of all intros, The xx‘s “Intro” – a track I have blasted at full volume on more occasions than I can count (and yes, it’s even more epic live.) “Colors Part. II” by Halsey just might have been what sold me on buying the deluxe edition of Badlands while Honor Society‘s “Central Park” interlude brings back such bittersweet memories of the fall of 2011. Lana Del Rey‘s “Burnt Norton” interlude is a reading of the T.S. Eliot poem of the same name and one I’ve always been in awe of. Once you get to Blackbird Blackbird‘s “Blurred Lines,” (the only blurred lines you’ll ever need in your life) you’ll almost feel as if you’re in an H&M ad but without the gimmicky crap and odd-looking models staring at you like they haven’t eaten in years. Ending with The New Division‘s “ii,” the intro to their stellar third effort, Gemini, it’s pretty evident that there’s more to come. Stay tuned. 😉