Takeover Tuesday: Bea Miller Paints Things 'Yellow' With Upbeat EP-Inspired Playlist
Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday, where each week Billboard taps chart-topping artists and tastemakers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account. We give the artists free rein to base the list on whatever subject they choose. The only rule? Make it as creative and unique to them as possible.
This week, rising pop-rock star Bea Miller pieced together a color swatch of songs that express the color yellow after the release of her EP, Chapter Three: Yellow on Friday (Oct. 6), which follows previous releases that focused on red and blue as themes. The former X Factor contestant previously made waves with her catchy guitar-driven pop song “Fire N Gold,” which peaked at No. 78 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 2015.
The 18-year-old singer has an ability called synesthesia, which allows her to see color when she hears sound. Naturally, that ability has bled into her three-track EP. “These are all songs I see in shades of yellow and lyrics I feel capture the overall vibe of Chapter Three: Yellow,” she told Billboard of her picks.
Her playlist features both fellow up-and-comers like Billie Eilish and veterans like Kanye West. In a tweet, Miller said, “chapter three is all about SELF LOVE AND POSITIVITY.” That mood is reflected in song choices like Fleetwood Mac’s “You Make Loving Fun.”
Listen to Miller’s playlist below.