If you are one Spotify subscriber, you may have already received an email from the company about their new “Supergrouper” feature. But what is the point of it and how do you use it? We’re here to share it for you.
Spotify’s own description of the new tool is rather vague – “Make the band you’ve been waiting for with Supergrouper. From an alt-country cambia trio to a death metal band with a bassoonist, anything is possible with Supergrouper!” So we tried it ourselves.
First, you need to use the feature via the mobile app, it does not work on a regular web browser. The email from Spotify contains a link to users, but you can also access here. From there, click the “Get Started” button to start the experience. Then choose the size of your supergroup that ranges from three to five different artists. For the purpose of this explanation, we chose five.
Then select the artists you want in your group and you can either type one on your own or press the “Randomize” button at the bottom of the screen to have the app select one for you. If you have also chosen a supergroup of five, you will choose an artist to be “The Lead”, “The Lyricist”, “The Wildcard”, “The Up-and-Comer” and “The Producer”. These titles actually do not matter in the end, so do not feel pressured to actually choose your favorite copywriter as a copywriter, for example.
Once you have made your selections, you will be taken to a page with all the artists’ photos, and you have the option of choosing a name for the collection or skipping it. You will then be able to share your results on social media, start over or “Listen to their playlist”.
In the end, the tool just creates a playlist out of these five different artists, which is handy if they are all of different genres and time periods and you do not feel like curing one manually. Once the playlist is created, you can “Enhance” it, which adds 15 more songs from your selected artists, share it, and download it as you can with everyone else.
There’s not much in it, but it’s a creative way to make a playlist. Some fans have had fun with the feature and have shared their reactions on Twitter. “New Spotify supergroup has enabled me to do the worst thing ever,” one user wrote.
“I love this Spotify Supergroup feature. I’ve never thought about putting Brandy, Drake & Tame Impala together on a playlist before,” said another.
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