Takeover Tuesday Playlist: Bishop Briggs Uses Music to Highlight Love's Many Forms
Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday, where each week, Billboard taps chart-topping artists and taste-makers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account. We give the artists free reign to base the list on whatever subject they choose. The only rule? Make it as creative and unique to them as possible.
Bishop Briggs just released her debut album Church of Scars in April, but the British singer-songwriter already has a brand new single, "Baby," on the way this Friday (Aug. 17). Though she hasn't revealed the reason for such a quick turnaround, it could very well be that she is inspired by love, as she indicates with her Takeover Tuesday track picks.
"The theme of this playlist is love and the different forms it can come in," Briggs tells Billboard. "My new single, 'Baby,' is all about loving someone fully and how if you don’t love yourself, you can’t fully love someone else. It’s light and cheeky, but it’s about truly embracing yourself and others for who they are."
The 26-year-old singer shows love to a variety of artists in her playlist: indie newcomers King Princess ("1950") and Mt. Joy ("Dirty Love"), hip-hop powerhouses Cardi B ("Be Careful") and Post Malone ("Better Now"), passionate vocalists Bon Iver ("For Emma") and Jacob Banks ("Unknown (To You)"), and alt-rockers Arctic Monkeys ("Arabella") and K. Flay ("Mean It"). There's also a range of emotions across her 10-song collection, with Shawn Mendes' "In My Blood" bringing the belt-out vulnerability and Lorde's "Liability" adding some piano-based feels to the mix -- all proof that love really does come in many forms.
Briggs has been spreading the love across North America this summer, performing at a handful of festivals and her own headlining dates. Shortly following the release of "Baby," Briggs will kick off another headlining stint on Aug. 28 that will see her hitting more North American cities as well as Europe through the end of September.
Check out all of Briggs' upcoming tour dates and feel the love with her playlist below.
August 28 - Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
August 29 - Calgary, AB - The Palace
August 31 - Palmer, AK - Alaska State Fair
Aug 31-Sept 2 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival^
September 4 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater**
September 5 - Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel**
September 9 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren**
September 13-16 - Victoria, BC - Rifflandia Festival^
September 14-16 - Denver, CO - Grandoozy
September 17 - Oslo, Norway - Parkteatret
September 18 - Stockholm, Sweden - Obaren
September 19 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega Small Hall
September 21 - Hamburg, Germany - Reeperbahn Festival^
September 22 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Bitterzoet
September 24 - Berlin, Germany - Privatclub
September 25 - Paris, France - Le Badaboum
September 26 - London, UK - Heaven
September 27 - Glasgow, UK - The Garage (Attic Bar)
October 5-7 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival^
October 20 - Monterrey, MX - Live Out Festival^
October 26-28 - Live Oak, FL - Suwannee Hulaween^