Get the best of both worlds with music collaborations!

It’s time for another music list to jump-start your week! Last time things got a little dark and since Thanksgiving is just around the corner I thought I’d spotlight a few of my favorite music collaborations at the moment. Nothing says “good vibes” quite like listening to the lovechild of a couple of your music faves! HAIM is a rare gem on their own, throw in the mastermind that is Calvin Harris and – BOOM – instant good times for all! I could easily say the same thing about Disclosure and Sam Smith. . .or really Disclosure and anyone. Caracal is still in my daily rotation and had no signs of leaving anytime soon. What about you?

Music collaborations are more popular than ever. Of course, the concept is nothing new and I usually end up featuring at least one joint effort in my weekly playlists. Still, there was a time when it was a huge deal for artists to get together and now we’re at the stage where almost every new album comes out with at least a handful of features attached to it. I have some mixed feelings about that but I do love the current trend of genre-less music. After all, it’s hard to put a label on a song that features three artists from different musical backgrounds. The same goes for new artists that make music influenced by both Aaliyah and Johnny Cash. Pop music will always be here but the sound has been morphing over the years. Have you noticed? The frequency of music collaborations is just a symptom of this and I’m eager to see where things go as time goes on.

Keep in mind that some of the music collaborations featured in this playlist are relatively new, some are old and from varying music styles. This week scroll on down and give your ears a bit of bliss in the form of  Birdy & RHODES, Mark Ronson & Lily Allen, Calvin Harris & HAIM, Disclosure & Sam Smith and listen to all featured artists on Spotify!

Which of these music collaborations is your fave? Next week check back to hear the music I’m thankful for and the following week keep a look out for highlights from Ryn Weaver!

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