The Spring Limeade Playlist: A Refreshing Soundtrack for Spring
By: Nick Shekeryk
At Limeade, we pride ourselves on our ability to help employees and employers alike transform work into a source of positivity, energy, humanity and purpose. As part of our commitment to delivering powerful, refreshing ways to infuse care into the employee experience, we’re excited to introduce the Limeade Spring Playlist on Spotify as the new soundtrack to your spring season.
We’ve handpicked 25 songs to inspire well-being, engagement and inclusion — and to make you feel good at work and beyond.
Featuring an eclectic mix of artists across a variety of genres and eras, the Limeade Playlist is designed for you to enjoy old favorites and discover new ones. It also features artists whose backgrounds are as diverse as our employees, customers and communities, as well as artists from countries that house Limeade offices around the globe, including the U.S. (A Tribe Called Quest), Canada (Charlotte Day Wilson) and Germany (KYTES).
Featured Songs From the Limeade Spring Playlist
To kick off the inaugural Limeade Playlist experience, we’ve written a few of our own “music reviews” to guide your exploration of the songs and artists on the playlist — and to show you why we think they amplify care.
Feel It All Around By Washed Out This song gained mainstream attention as the opening theme for the popular sketch comedy show, Portlandia, but “Feel It All Around” single-handedly ushered in the arrival of a new era of synth-pop known as chillwave. This instant classic features Washed Out’s distinct brand of distorted, ambient beats interwoven with hypnotic, faded vocals that puts listeners in a state of euphoric pleasure.
Get to Know You By Tomo Nakayama While many musicians have spent the pandemic unplugged and stripping music to the bare essentials, Tomo Nakayama’s sound has gotten bigger and brighter. After amassing a catalog of ethereal acoustic folk and rock tunes, the Seattle singer-songwriter put on his dancing shoes and released Melonday, an electro-pop odyssey into “finding love and meaningful connection in the modern world.” The album’s opening track, “Get to Know You,” thrusts listeners into an art-disco frenzy that’s suitable for a socially distanced dance party or a workday groove.
Do It By Chloe x Halle Mentored by Queen Bey herself, this talented sister act was literally handed the torch to light up dancefloors with fun and energetic bangers that bring the nostalgic feeling of late ‘90s R&B hits to modern hip hop. “Do It” will motivate you go get it done at work, at the gym or anywhere in between.
Hasta la Raíz By Natalia Lafourcade After more than a decade of releasing award-winning hits that cemented her status as one of Latin America’s premier musicians, Natalia Lafourcade experienced a bout of writer’s block. In search of inspiration, the Mexican pop-rock and folk artist visited places that gave her life purpose, including her home state of Veracruz, Mexico. The result? Her most acclaimed album to date: Hasta la Raíz (translates to “Down to the Root”). Just as the album’s title track helped Lafourcade find strength and pride in her Mexican roots, this lovely tune may inspire you to reconnect with yourself and your loved ones.
Lovely Day By Bill Withers As a quintessential feel-good hit, “Lovely Day” has an ease that’s impossible to resist. With an earthy orchestral sound reminiscent of a peering into the heart of a cascading floral arrangement on the sunniest of days, this timeless pop tune will give you the warm and fuzzies every time it plays.
Kyoto By Phoebe Bridgers This experimentally upbeat track finds the Los Angeles indie rocker aimlessly wandering around Kyoto, Japan during a day off between tour dates. In detailing her exploration of Japanese culture by visiting temples, riding speed trains and making payphone calls (“they still have payphones”), Bridgers reminds us that it’s important to take time away from work to discover the beauty around you – whether you’re at home or on the road.
The Bones By Maren Morris The past year and change has been an emotional roller-coaster for many of us. Amid the unexpected twists and turns of the pandemic, our steadfast resiliency hasn’t only kept us moving forward, it’s made us stronger. In her song “The Bones,” country singer-songwriter Maren Morris assures us that our ability to persevere will get us through the homestretch — and that high times are ahead.
Treat People With Kindness By Harry Styles While the pandemic has left us feeling more isolated than ever, Harry Styles shows us that treating people with kindness during this difficult time isn’t only cool, but necessary for us to move forward. This catchy pop sing-along embodies the essence of our science of care research supporting the prioritization of whole-person well-being to help employees feel good.
The Limeade BLKQ Playlist on Spotify highlights Black artistry through music and empowers the Black Kings and Queens of Limeade — and beyond.
About the author
Nick is a Content Marketing Manager at Limeade. He has a professional writing background rich in media and digital marketing with specializations in B2B and B2C content creation and strategy.
Nick takes pride in his ability to connect with readers through engaging and insightful content that tells the story of how Limeade brings positivity, energy, humanity and purpose to work. His mindful approach to exploring various themes impacting the employee experience helps bridge the gap between employees and employers — and aligns with his favorite Limeade purpose: Listen Well, Speak Plainly.
Nick’s work has appeared in The Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Post-Standard and on MSN.com, among other publications. He has a graduate degree in journalism from Syracuse University as well as creative writing and philosophy degrees from Seattle University. In addition to his efforts to support workplace equality as a member of the Black LimeMates Kings and Queens (BLKQ) ERG at Limeade, he advocates for inclusive community outreach as a leader for the public library board of trustees in his hometown of Everett, WA.
Nick also spends his free time playing and coaching baseball, running and attending as many live music events as possible.