With Mondays taken for mixtapes and Fridays all about new album releases, Spotify is tapping Wednesdays for a new series of original, in-house recordings. "Singles" launches today with 20-plus top artists who have recorded an original track (a-side) and a cover song (b-side) at Spotify's own recording studio in NYC.
The first batch features John Legend pairing his song "Love Me Now" with Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On," Grouplove's "Welcome to Your Life" with Bob Dylan's "One More Cup of Coffee," and Local Natives' "Fountain of Youth" with Kanye West's "Ultralight Beam," among others. Each Wednesday, the songs will appear as a playlist (in your Browse section) and individually wrapped (under New Releases).
Spotify also says it is working with artists on a live performance series called "Live." The most fervent fans will be invited to attend the performance, "creating another way for artists to connect with fans," the company says in a statement.