OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #90

Another week, another weekly playlist.

I’ll keep this short, because I’m a little behind schedule.

This week we got new albums from Brigid Mae Power, Dalton Mills, Ben Mason, Sarah Jarosz, John Baumann, Camille Delean, Tenci, The Harmed Brothers, Dan Reeder, The Corner Laughers, David Burchfield, Gingerbomb, Hannah White & The Nordic Connections and Mark Olson & Ingunn Ringvold. The album by Small Forward is a few weeks old but I missed it back then and then there’s also excellent new EPs from Dylan Rodrigue, Juan Solorzano, Nick Lowe, My Darling Clementine and Yee & O’Brien.

The Finnish sections has a new album from Untogethers, new EP from Marian Valinta and new singles from Janne Laurila, Punomo, Linkopii and The New Magnetic North.

The big single of the week is the first one from Zephaniah OHora’s forthcoming album.

That’s all for this week. Love from a distance.

1. Zephaniah OHora – All American Singer (single, Last Roundup Records, 2020)
2. Dalton Mills – Mountain Call (Dalton Mills, 2020)
3. Brigid Mae Power – Not Yours to Own (Head Above the Water, Fire Records, 2020)
4. Ben Mason – Stick (Kanandah, BMR, 2020)
5. Dan Reeder – Young at Heart (Every Which Way, Oh Boy Records, 2020)
6. Dylan Rodrigue – Human Muses (Human Muses EP, 2020)
7. Sarah Jarosz – Hometown (World on the Ground, Rounder Records, 2020)
8. John Baumann – Second Wind (Country Shade, The Next Waltz, 2020)
9. Terra Spencer – Raining on a Saturday (single, Run of the Mill Records, 2020)
10. Joan Shelley – Bed in the River (single, Absolute Anthem Music, 2020)
11. Camille Delean – Saturn Gravity (Cold House Burning, New Habitat Records, 2020)
12. Tenci – Hair Sticks (My Heart is an Open Field, Keeled Scales, 2020)
13. Karima Walker & Katy Kirby – Right By You (single, Son Canciones, 2020)
14. Deva Mahal – Goddamn – Nth Power Edit (single, Motema Music, 2020)
15. Liz Brasher – Sad Girl Status (single, 2020)
16. The Harmed Brothers – In a Staring Contest (Across the Waves, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2020)
17. Emma Kupa – Nothing at All (single, Fika Recordings, 2020)
18. Gold Star Gold Star – I Know Who to Call (single, Earth Libraries, 2020)
19. Philippe Bronchtein – I’ll Let the Steel Do the Crying (single, 2020)
20. Janne Laurila – Neljä tonnii pilvee (single, Soit Se Silti, 2020)
21. Marian Valinta – Kerro minulle (Epäile EP, 2020)
22. Punomo – Anna aikaa (single, Solina Records, 2020)
23. The New Magnetic North – Under a Big Smiling Sun (single, 2020)
24. Untogethers – Sunset Riders (Simple Math, Iso Pinkki, 2020)
25. The Corner Laughers – Wren in the Rain (Temescal Telegraph, 2020)
26. The Explorers Club – One Drop of Rain (single, Goldstar Recordings, 2020)
27. The Gabbard Brothers – Too Much to Feel (single, Colemine Records, 2020)
28. Juan Solorzano – Hold on To (Different Light EP, 2020)
29. Small Forward – Most of You (Small Forward, Forged Artifacts, 2020)
30. Yee & O’Brien – Nancy (Death of a Song, 2020)
31. David Burchfield – By The Coast (State to State, 2020)
32. Mark Olson & Ingunn Ringvold – Children of the Streetcar (Magdalen Accepts the Invitation, Fiesta Records, 2020)
33. Hannah White & The Nordic Connection – Start Again (Self-titled, 2020)
34. Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints – My Wanderin’ Eyes (single, 2020)
35. Samantha Crain – Pastime (single, Real Kind Records, 2020)
36. Kathleen Edwards – Birds on a Feeder (single, Dualtone, 2020)
37. Gingerbomb – Company (Wildfire, Head Bitch Music, 2020)
38. The Son(s) – Silver Fingers (single, Olive Grove Records, 2020)
39. Nick Lowe – Lay It On Me Baby (Lay It On Me EP, Yep Roc, 2020)
40. Emily Barker – Return Me (single, Everyone Sang, 2020)
41. My Darling Clementine – Either Side of the Same Town (Country Darkness Vol 2, Fretsore Records, 2020)
42. Graeme Kennedy – High Ceilings (single, Steal the Stereo, 2020)
43. Tedo Stone – Gummy (single, Laser Brains, 2020)
44. Linkopii – Ollaan hiljaa (single, Luova Records, 2020)
45. The Speedways – They Don’t Know (single, 2020)
46. Becca Mancari – Lonely Boy (single, Captured Tracks, 2020)
47. Dougie Poole – The Who’s Who of Who Cares (single, Wharf Cat Records, 2020)
48. Anna Tivel – Fenceline – Acoustic (The Question Live and Alone, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2020)
49. Christian Lee Hutson – Twin Soul (Beginners, Anti, 2020)
50. Dolly Valentine – Stay Awhile (single, Holy Golden Music, 2020)

Playlist link

Oh and do buy the vinyl/cd/download. Spotify and other streaming services are perfect for these introductory purposes, but try to buy at least the music that matter the most to you

If you are looking this after a week has gone, the embedded Spotify will show the latest playlist. I’ll just update the same playlist because a) if someone wants to follow it, they can just follow that one list and will get a new set of songs each Sunday b) so that I don’t have a trillion of different playlists on my Spotify account.

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OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #89

Another week, another weekly playlist.

This little playlist reached 300 followers last week, which was nice. No idea how many listen to this regularly, but still nice to see that number slowly rising. It makes a bit more sense to spend a large chunk of my every weekend into this, if someone other than just myself is listening to this. I’ll definitely continue at least until 100 episodes, but most likely even further than that. As long as I enjoy making this I suppose.

The huge album release this week is the long-waited new Christian Lee Hutson album. If this blog / world still exists at the end of 2020, you’ll find this one from a high spot on my albums of the year list. There’s plenty of other things to love as well. Anna Tivel released solo acoustic version of her 2019 treasure The Question and the new ones from Jaime Wyatt and Starpainter are big faves as well. Other great new albums came from Nat Vazer, Teddy Thompson, Mike and the Moonpies, Libby Rodenbough, Nicole Atkins, 2nd Grade, Dominic Angelella, Jake Blount and Sweet Whirl. Then there’s also new EPs from Molly Parden, Esther Rose, Steady Habits and Mia Rago.

The new singles from Rock Siltanen and Veli are my favorite new Finnish songs, but there’s also great single cuts from Litku Klemetti and Joensuu 1685. There’s also a song from the sweet surprise EP from Rami Vierula.

As for international singles, there’s was plenty to love and be excited about. I couldn’t even fit all interesting ones here, because this is already longer than anyone wants to listen. The new single Breath from Robert Chaney took my breath away as did the one by Dylan Rodrigue. Some other big faves were the new brilliant singles from Courtney Marie Andrews, Kathryn Legendre (there’s two so check out the other one too), Joshua Ray Walker, Tommy Alexander, Dolly Valentine (also two new singles), Trummors, Brigid Mae Power, Megan Palmer, Kyle Nix, Abby Hamilton, El Obo and so forth. There was so much quality songs that I wanted to squeeze everything at the top of the playlist, but in the end I had to just throw them in there rather randomly. So there’s definitely plenty of treasures at the end of this too.

That’s it for the release round up of the week. I hope you are all safe and sound. Love from a distance.

1. Christian Lee Hutson – Atheist (Beginners, Anti- Records, 2020)
2. Robert Chaney – Breath (single, 2020)
3. Anna Tivel – Two Strangers (acoustic) (The Question – Live and Alone, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2020)
4. Jaime Wyatt – Just a Woman (Neon Cross, New West Records, 2020)
5. Kathryn Legendre – One Long Sad Song (single, Shotgun House Records, 2020)
6. Joshua Ray Walker – Boat Show Girl (single, State Fair Records, 2020)
7. Courtney Marie Andrews – It Must Be Someone Else’s Fault (single, Loose Music / Fat Possum, 2020)
8. Leah Senior – With or Without Me (single, Flightless, 2020)
9. Nat Vazer – Like Demi (Is This Offensive and Loud? Hotel Motel Records, 2020)
10. Dylan Rodrigue – First Time for Everything (single, 2020)
11. Tommy Alexander – I Blame Myself (single, 2020)
12. Veli – Keep Myself from Falling Down (single, Evil Veli Recordings, 20209
13. Rock Siltanen – Tulevaisuus ei oo sitä mitä se oli (single, Joteskii Groteskii, 2020)
14. Starpainter – Grocery Store (Bury Me by My Family, 2020)
15. Dolly Valentine – My Astrology (single, Holy Golden Music, 2020)
16. Katy Kirby – Tap Twice (single, Keeled Scales, 2020)
17. Brigid Mae Power – Wearing Red That Eve (single, Fire Records, 2020)
18. Trummors – Silver City Blues (single, Ernest Jenning Record Co, 2020)
19. Megan Palmer – Kite (single, 2020)
20. Molly Parden – Who Did You Leave For Me (290520, Tone Tree, 2020)
21. Kyle Nix – Graves (single, Soundly Music, 2020)
22. Mike & The Moonpies – Life’s a Game (Touch of You – The Lost songs of Gary Stewart, Prairie Rose Music, 2020)
23. Michelle Billingsley – Mom Jeans (single, Western Myth Records, 2020)
24. Esther Rose – I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You) (My Favorite Mistakes EP, Father / Daughter Records, 2020)
25. Teddy Thompson – Record Player (Heartbreaker Please, Chalky Sounds, 2020)
26. Holy Hive – Broom (Float Back To You, Big Crown Records, 2020)
27. Three Sinseers – What’s His Name (single, Colemine Records, 2020)
28. El Obo – The General King (And I) (single, Favorite Gentleman, 2020)
29. 2nd Grade – Something That I’ll Have to Remember (Hit To Hit, Double Double Whammy Records, 2020)
30. Dominic Angelella – Multicolored Denim Suit (Poison River, Lame-O Records, 2020)
31. Abby Hamilton – Fast (single, 2020)
32. Sweet Whirl – How to Count (How Much Works, Chapter Music, 2020)
33. Libby Rodenbough – Gatekeeper (Spectacle of Love, Sleepy Cat Records, 2020)
34. Nicole Atkins – Never Going Home Again (Italian Ice, Single Lock Records, 2020)
35. Annie Dressner – Pretend (single, 2020)
36. Charley Crockett – Welcome to Hard Times (single, Son of Davy, 2020)
37. Julian Taylor – Ballad of a Young Troubadour (single, Howling Turtle, 2020)
38. Steady Habits – Borrowed Time (Hold In Your Breath EP, 2020)
39. Jake Blount – The Angels Done Bowed Down (Spider Tales, Free Dirt Records, 2020)
40. Orville Peck – No Glory in the West (single, Sub Pop Records, 2020)
41. Matthew Paige – The Same Boat (single, Cafe Rooster Records, 2020)
42. Cinder Well – Wandering Boy (single, Free Dirt Records, 2020)
43. The Deer – Acid Wash (single, Keeled Scales, 2020)
44. Baja – Valentine (single, 2020)
45. Jess Cornelius – Kitchen Floor (single, 2020)
46. Fast Romantics – Pick It Up (single, Postward Records, 2020)
47. Bright Eyes – One and Done (single, Dead Oceans, 2020)
48. Joensuu 1685 – Light in the Heart of Our Town (single, Svart Records, 2020)
49. Rami Vierula – Älä mene liian kauas (Kasetilla EP, 2020)
50. Litku Klemetti – Topsipuikolla aivoon (single, Luova Records, 2020)
51. Mia Rago – Tension (A Sea of Darkness EP, 2020)
52. Grace Gillespie – HUH (single, 2020)
53. Skullcrusher – Day of Show (Secretly Canadian, 2020)
54. Nathan Ma – Blue Bird (single, 2020)
55. Goodnight Texas – Moonshiners (Slight Return) (A Pair EP / single, 2020)
56. Bowerbirds – High Rise (single, 2020)
57. Julie Arsenault – Prochoice (The Creature that I Call Myself Extended, Son Canciones, 2020)
58. Michael C. Duguay – Caesura (Tragicalia Pt 1, So Sorry Records, 2020)
59. Yee & O’Brien – The Valley (single, 2020)
60. Leif Vollebekk – The Rest (Acoustic) (single, 2020)

Playlist link

Oh and do buy the vinyl/cd/download. Spotify and other streaming services are perfect for these introductory purposes, but try to buy at least the music that matter the most to you

If you are looking this after a week has gone, the embedded Spotify will show the latest playlist. I’ll just update the same playlist because a) if someone wants to follow it, they can just follow that one list and will get a new set of songs each Sunday b) so that I don’t have a trillion of different playlists on my Spotify account.

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OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #88

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Here we are again with the weekly round up of new releases. Maybe slightly slow release week on the album front, but still plenty to love and cherish. I quite rarely put reissues on the playlist, but I’ll make an exception for Julie Arsenault. I love her music and hopefully more people will find her songs thanks to this extended edition of The Creature that I Call Myself that was released by Son Canciones.

As for completely new albums, the big ones for me are the new ones from Woods and A.O.Gerber. The week also gave us new albums from Rod Smoth, Steve Earle, Jarrod Dickenson, Audrey and Hugh, Darren Hayman, RG Lowe, Katie Von Schleicher, Jordan Klassen, Tessy Lou Williams and Fretland. The album by Thomas Hine is some weeks old, but it’s on this playlist for the first time.

The lone Finnish album here is the new LOVE SPORT album. As an addition to that there’s awesome new singles from Lone Deer Laredo, Sam Shingler, Rohkeat Kuvat, Jukka Ruottinen, White Jackets and Jere Ijäs ja Monacon työväen palloilijat.

And finally the international singles. There was a couple of big announcements. There’s a new posthumous album coming from Jason Molina. One of the all-time greats in my books. The other big deal is that Kathleen Edwards returned with a new single. Some other single favorites came from Jenny O, Phoebe Bridgers and Kyle Nix, but as usual everything is a worthy of a mention.

That’s it for this week. As you may have noticed, I’ve been doing those round up posts to catch up with the stuff that I failed to post during my eight week long illness. Outside the playlist I mean, but I think it’s worthy because not every follows the playlist and I don’t want this to become just a playlist. All the best to everyone. Love from a distance.

1. Julie Arsenault – Island Girl (Creature that I Call Myself Extended, Son Canciones, 2020)
2. Woods – Be There Still (Strange to Explain, Woodsist, 2020)
3. A.O. Gerber – Full Bloom (Another Place to Need, Hand In Hive, 2020)
4. Jenny O – Even If I Tried (single, Mama Bird Recording Co, 2020)
5. Phoebe Bridgers – I See You (single, Dead Oceans, 2020)
6. Darren Hayman – I Am the Noise (Home Time, Fika Recordings, 2020)
7. Jason Molina – Shadow Answers the Wall (single, Secretly Canadian, 2020)
8. Rod Smoth – Pocket Mirror (Rod Smoth, Future Loves Records, 2020)
9. Kyle Nix – Blue Eyes (single, Soundly, 2020)
10. Lone Deer Laredo – High Noon (single, 2020)
11. Bror Gunnar Jansson – The Cotton-Eyed Joe (single, Playground, 2020)
12. Jarrod Dickenson – Gold Rush (Ready the Horses, 2020)
13. Steve Earle & The Dukes – If I Could See Your Face Again (Ghosts of West Virginia, New West Records, 2020)
14. Jaime Wyatt – Goodbye Queen (single, New West Records, 2020)
15. Kathleen Edwards – Options Open (single, Dualtone Records, 2020)
16. Matt Berninger – Serpentine Prison (single, Concord Records, 2020)
17. Audrey and Hugh – What a Man Does (Sisterman, 2020)
18. My Darling Clementine with Steve Nieve – Different Finger (single, Fretsore Records, 2020)
19. Tenci – Forgot My Horse’s Name (single, Keeled Scales, 2020)
20. Sam Shingler – In It Together (single, Soit Se Silti, 2020)
21. Babehoven – Dissociative Tally (single, 2020)
22. Gold Star Gold Star – Play It Cool (single, 2020)
23. RG Lowe – Tulip Ave (Life of the Body, Western Vinyl, 2020)
24. Jukka Ruottinen – Sort it Out (single, 2020)
25. Jere Ijäs ja Monacon työväen palloilijat – Kii sussa (single, Texicalli Records, 2020)
26. Rohkeat kuvat – Joo (single, Soit Se Silti, 2020)
27. LOVE SPORT – The Biggest Liar in Town (And Justice For All, Soliti, 2020)
28. White Jackets – Hard Times (single, Pinetree Records, 2020)
29. The Speedways – Love Really Hurts Without You (single, 2020)
30. Pacific Radio – It’s So Good to See My Baby (single, 2020)
31. Matt York – Scent of Sin (single, 2020)
32. Lauren O’Connell – I Hear Them All (single, 2020)
33. The Wild Reeds – Get Better (single, Dualtone Records, 2020)
34. Lily Hayes – Still Young (single, Uncollective Records, 2020)
35. Katie Von Schleicher – Nowhere (Consummation, Full Time Hobby, 2020)
36. Jordan Klassen – Ministry of Doubt (Tell Me What to Do, 2020)
37. Thomas Hine – Barren Daughters (Ledgers and Stones, 2020)
38. Sofia Talvik – Broken (Steelguitars in Heaven) (single, Makaki Music, 2020)
39. Tessy Lou Williams – Midnight Arms (Tessy Lou Williams, 2020)
40. Fretland – Hands (Fretland, 2020)
41. Nicholas Mudd – Heartache Express (single, 2020)
42. Kelly Finnigan – Impressions of You (single, Colemine Records, 2020)
43. Holy Hive – Float Back to You (single, Big Crown Records, 2020)
44. Lee Fields & The Expressions – Thinking About You (single, Big Crown Records, 2020)
45. War & Pierce – Amen (single, 2020)
46. Mark Fredson – Come Find Me (If There’s Anything I Can Do, 2020)
47. MAITA – Pay To Play (Best Wishes, Kill Rock Stars, 2020)
48. Zach Aaron – C.C.C (Fill Dirt Wanted, 2020)
49. Pharis & Jason Romero – Old Chatelaine (Bet On Love, Lula Records, 2020)
50. Jason Isbel & The 400 Unit – Letting You Go (Reunions, Southeastern Records, 2020)

Playlist link

Oh and do buy the vinyl/cd/download. Spotify and other streaming services are perfect for these introductory purposes, but try to buy at least the music that matter the most to you

If you are looking this after a week has gone, the embedded Spotify will show the latest playlist. I’ll just update the same playlist because a) if someone wants to follow it, they can just follow that one list and will get a new set of songs each Sunday b) so that I don’t have a trillion of different playlists on my Spotify account.

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OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #87

Another week, another weekly playlist.

The huge one for this week was the new Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit album, but don’t let that beauty overshadow all the other wonderful releases. That MAITA album is magnificent and Gretchen Peters made captivating versions of Mickey Newbury songs. There’s also great new albums from Mark Fredson, Rose City Band, Jess Williamson, Natalie Jane Hill, Ben de la Cour, Zach Aaron, Pharis & Jason Romero, Glenn Thomas, Caitlin Cannon, The Sweet Water Warblers and Secret Emchy Society. That Jeff Pianki album I managed to miss a while ago, but it’s here now.

The Finnish section revisits the albums from Hermaja, Pöllöt and Guggenheim-projektz and features the new PÄÄ KII single. I’m sure there was more, so sorry if I missed something important.

The single of the week for me is the new J.E.Sunde song that finally got a Euro release this week. One of my favorite songwriters in the world. I also really loved the new Michelle Billingsley song, Jacob Miller has a couple of great new ones and there’s a new one from long time fave Steven Adams. Oh well, many others too, but you’ll find them below.

That’s it for this week. Maybe I could do something else next week too. Like some quick video posts. No promises though. I hope you are safe and sound. Love from a distance.

1. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Overseas (Reunions, Southeastern Records, 2020)
2. MAITA – Darling, Don’t Take Me When You’re Ready To Go (Best Wishes, Kill Rock Stars, 2020)
3. Gretchen Peters – She Didn’t Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye (The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury, Scarlet Letter Records, 2020)
4. J.E. Sunde – Sunset Strip (single, Vietnam, 2020)
5. Mark Fredson – Bitchin Summer (Going to the Movies, 2020)
6. Rose City Band – Morning Light (Summerlong, Thrill Jockey Records, 2020)
7. Jess Williamson – Ponies in Town (Sorceress, Mexican Summer, 2020)
8. Natalie Jane Hill – Flooded (Azalea, Dear Life Records, 2020)
9. Anna Tivel – Minneapolis – Acoustic (single, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2020)
10. Ben de la Cour – Amazing Grace (Slight Return) (Shadow Land, 2020)
11. Zach Aaron – Shelter of the Storm (Fill Dirt Wanted, 2020)
12. Pharis & Jason Romero – Bet On Love – (Bet On Love, Lula Records, 2020)
13. Michelle Billingsley – Once in a While (single, Western Myth Records, 2020)
14. John Baumann – The Country Doesn’t Sound the Same
15. Dalton Mills – Tornadoes (single, 2020)
16. M. Lockwood Porter – What We’ve Lost (single, Black Mesa Records, 2020)
17. CJ Stranger – Fool’s Gold (single, 2020)
18. Brian O’Brien – A Picture of My Mother in a Landscape (single,
19. Thanya Iyer – Always, Be Together (single, Topshelf Records, 2020)
20. Ainslie Wills – Two Strong Hearts (single, 2020)
21. Jacob Miller – Get Your Love (Quarantine single/ep, 2020)
22. Iris Marlowe – Forever Starts Today (single, 2020)
23. Glenn Thomas – She Is Leaving (Reassure Me There’s a Window, Palace Flophouse Records, 2020)
24. Caitlin Cannon – Daddy-O Mine (The TrashCannon Album, 2020)
25. Steven Adams and the French Drops – Bring on the Naps (single, Fika Recordings, 2020)
26. Starflyer 59 – This Recliner (single, Velvet Blue, 2020)
27. PÄÄ KII – Kerran puliukko, aina puliukko (single, Rock’n’Roll Bullshit Records, 2020)
28. Tedo Stone – Swann Song (single, Laser Brains, 2020)
29. Parsnip – Treacle Toffee World (Adding Up EP, Anti Fade Records, 2020)
30. Skyscraper Stan – Words Like Repression (single, Toothfish Music, 2020)
31. Secret Emchy Society – Dance Like The World is Ending (The Chaser, 2020)
32. Mike & The Moonpies and Johnny Bush – Say It Simply (single, Prairie Rose Records, 2020)
33. The Sweet Water Warblers – Wishing Well (The Dream That Holds This Child, 2020)
34. Jeff Pianki – Julie in July (Remember it Now, 2020)
35. My Terrible Friend – That Thing You Do (single, 2020)
36. Jade Imagine – Coastal Pines (single, Marathon Artists, 2020)
37. Adeline Hotel – In a Way (Solid Love, Whatever’s Clever, 2020)
38. The Magnetic Fields – When She Plays the Toy Piano (Quickies, Nonesuch Records, 2020)
39. Guggenheim-Projektz – Matemaatikon poika (Dersu Uzala, Helmi Levyt, 2020)
40. Hermaja – Kuulen äänesi (Kultasuoni, Helmi Levyt, 2020)
41. Pöllöt – Matalaan veteen (Taas vähään aikaan, Svart Records, 2020)
42. Sylvia Rose Novak – Shadow (Bad Luck, Due South Records, 2020)
43. Andrew Hibbard – We Once Did Believe (Sofaburn Records, 2020)
44. Will Stewart – Night God (Way Gone, Cornelius Chapel Records, 2020)
45. Neil Young – Try (single, Silver Bow Productions, 2020)

Playlist link

Oh and do buy the vinyl/cd/download. Spotify and other streaming services are perfect for these introductory purposes, but try to buy at least the music that matter the most to you

If you are looking this after a week has gone, the embedded Spotify will show the latest playlist. I’ll just update the same playlist because a) if someone wants to follow it, they can just follow that one list and will get a new set of songs each Sunday b) so that I don’t have a trillion of different playlists on my Spotify account.

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