Spotify's Love Notes lets you send musical valentines

spotify love notes valentines day
Heartfelt love letters wherein you bare your soul to the object of your affection are so 20th century. It’s the digital age, and Spotify is giving you a new way to say I love you.

According to TNW, the music streaming behemoth is providing a service called Love Notes this Valentine’s Day, which allows users to create customs playlists with hidden messages. Whether you’re looking to be subliminal (“I secretly love you”) or straightforward (Let’s Get It On), Love Notes lets you use music to say what’s in your heart.

Here’s how it works: First, you’ll need to answer: “How hot is your message?” Choices range from intimate (Just the Way You Are) to raunchy (Bump n’ Grind). Second, you’ll be asked: “What should it sound like?” Genre options include everything from country to hip-hop. And lastly: “What should it say?” This is the sneaky part. Once you’ve worked out what you’d like to convey, Love Notes will craft a playlist where each song’s title starts with one of the letters in your message.

We tested it out at the Bump n’ Grind intimacy level, using hip-hop, R&B, and indie as the genres and the message: Y-O-U-R-E-T-H-E-O-N-E. Love Notes began with You’re All I Need to Get By by Marvin Gaye, Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Saint Etienne and the subtly suggestive Uncuff Me by n* grandjean (Y-O-U), while the remainder of the playlist was filled out with songs starting with R-E-T-H-E-O-N-E. The songs were generated almost instantly and each individual track was swapable, making it pretty easy to tinker with the finished product.

If you and the apple of your eye share a passion for music, this seems like a great way to let them know how you feel this Valentine’s Day.

Those that are into this sort of thing should also scope out Digital Trends’ Glorious Valentine’s Playlist for Maximum Sexytime. Conversely, if you’re nauseated by all this lovey-dovey nonsense, our I Hate Valentine’s Day Playlist might be just the thing.

Product Review

The new Powerbeats Pro: Stellar workout buds with one serious flaw

Beats’ first true wireless earbuds, the Powerbeats Pro, borrow technology from Apple in a pair of waterproof earbuds with nine hours of battery life. Unfortunately, an intermittent connection issue has us pumping the brakes on these Beats…
Home Theater

Why you can’t buy Car Thing, Spotify’s first hardware device

Spotify created a voice-activated, in-car device that lets you listen to music and podcasts. But Car Thing, as it is known, is not for sale. Instead, it will be used to gather data from a limited set of customers.
Movies & TV

Snuggle up with the best romance films currently streaming on Netflix

Looking for a story about love and lust? We've rounded up the most romantic films currently on Netflix, whether you're looking for a story about young love or a man who falls in love with artificial intelligence.
Movies & TV

Dorne, Bran, and more: The loose ends we’d like to see Game of Thrones tie up

There's only one episode left in Game of Thrones, and given how many characters and plots the show has let taper off, it's unlikely we'll get closure for all of them. Here are the loose ends we'd love to see tied up.

Quiet please! Uber offers a silent mode so you don’t have to chat

Don't feel like chatting to your Uber driver but find it hard to say? That's no longer a problem for users of Uber's premium service as the app now lets you inform the driver ahead of arrival.
Home Theater

Battle of the best workout buds: Beats Powerbeats Pro vs. Jabra Elite Active 65t

Jabra's Elite Active 65t have become some of the most universally acclaimed true wireless headphones on the market since their launch in 2018. Here's how the new Powerbeats Pro model compete with our favorite workout earbuds.

Google has 15 million subscribers for its music-streaming services

Google is chasing its competitors in the world of music streaming services, according to subscriber numbers. Google's two paid music services, YouTube Music and Google Play Music, have reportedly passed a total of 15 million subscribers.
Home Theater

Beats Powerbeats Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy Buds: Which are better daily in-ears?

Samsung's Galaxy Buds quickly became our favorite wireless earbuds on the market when they came out. Now, there's a new player in the wireless in-ear game: Beats, whose Apple-backed Powerbeats Pro promise many of the same great features.

How much is Spotify Premium, and how can you get it at a discount?

Having access to millions of songs comes at a price — albeit, a pretty small one. Before you figure out how much is Spotify Premium going to cost you, you will want to see if you qualify for a discounted (or even free) subscription.
Home Theater

How to master your equalizer settings for the perfect sound

You may know what an EQ is, but do you know how to adjust equalizer settings for the best possible sound? We go through the basics of the modern EQ and lay out some guidelines for how to achieve tip-top sound from your system.

Amazon’s unheard-of price cut on Klipsch R5 Neckband earbuds is for today only

For Saturday only, Amazon has reduced the price of the comfortable and great-looking Klipsch R5 by 58%, saving lucky buyers $69. Whether you're buying a gift or upgrading for yourself, don't wait because this deal ends at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Music junkie? Here are the 24 best music apps for consuming and creating tunes

We rummaged through the iOS and Android app stores to find the finest mobile music-creation and music-consumption apps in existence. No matter if you're on Android or iOS, here are the best music apps.
Home Theater

Spotify is quietly turning itself into a storytelling platform for artists

As it seeks to protect its gains in subscribers and provide more ways for artists and creators to engage with audiences, Spotify is testing out its own version of the popular Stories format with a new feature called Storyline.
Home Theater

Spotify hits repeat on its Premium special offer: $1 a month for 3 months

Back by popular demand it seems, or perhaps to bolster demand, Spotify is relaunching its $1 for three months of its Premium-tier service for anyone who has not previously signed up for a subscription, for a limited time.