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Tunes to chill to during Chinese New Year

Jan 29. 2019
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The principles of astrology centre on the 12 signs of the Zodiac, which over the centuries have each developed their own characteristics and associations, among them myths, colours, love compatibility and even music.

The music streaming service Spotify also takes the occasion of Chinese New Year to find out more about the relationship between your star sign and musical personality.

“Many Spotify users turn to music to make sense of their feelings. Our musical taste and preferences can reflect a lot about who we are, what we are doing, and how we feel at any given moment. We understand that with proper curation, music can enhance moods, or change them. With a dedicated team of global curators, Spotify contributes to diversity and cultural sharing of music and trends to deliver the greatest personal music experience to anyone, anywhere.” says Eve Tan of Spotify.

Read on below to see what music matches up to your horoscope.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Born under the fire sign, Aries are individuals who are independent, self-assured, and never shy away from an adventure. Just like their sign, they tend to thrive on upbeat music that keeps their adrenaline pumping. Tunes with a strong beat would appeal to their fiery nature.

Your Spotify Playlists: Essential Thai Pop, Hits and Viral and K-Pop Daebak

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Taureans are considered as stable, patient and reliable individuals. They respect traditions and lean towards pure and organic sounds. Musically, their preferences can range from ambient sounds to soulful jams.

Your Spotify Playlists: Lo-fi Beats, Chilled R&B and Jazz Vibes

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Geminis are versatile and highly expressive individuals. Fronted by Mercury, the planet of communication, Geminis tend to be inclined towards lyrically driven content. Rap music may be one genre they particularly enjoy. The twins also love to dance, so music with strong lyrics and a good dance beat is their go-to.

Your Spotify Playlists: Hip Hop Beats and Beats & Rhymes and Dance Pop

Cancer (June 21- July 22)

A sentimental and emotional sign, they relate most to music they can feel for. Cancerians are typically drawn to tracks with a strong backstory because it makes them feel like part of the song’s narrative. Love songs tend to be a favourite for this sign.

Your Spotify Playlists: Love...Feeling Good, Thinking of You and Songs for The Singles

Leo (July 23-August 22)

Leos are energetic, passionate, and full of life. They love the music they are able to belt out to, and you can bet they would be the first on stage during karaoke nights. From chart-toppers to OSTs, they know every word to every song.

Your Spotify Playlists: Karaoke Hits, Thai Pop Hits and Top Hits Thailand


Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Highly analytical and intelligent, this sign has a preference for calm, peaceful tunes that encourages them to focus. Many Virgos appreciate the sounds of nature and might be attracted to music spanning from classical to new age sounds.

Your Spotify Playlists: Instrumental Chill, Peaceful Piano and Nature Sounds

Libra (September 23-October 22)

Ruled by Venus, Libras are one of the most passionate signs in the Zodiac that thrive on communication. While they appreciate music in general, they connect well with love ballads on an emotional and intellectual front.

 Your Spotify Playlists: Love...Feeling Good, Love Pop and Retro Romance


Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Those born under this sign are known to be intense, and their music preference is no exception. They tend to develop deep, soulful connections to the music they listen to. From EDM to jazz, Scorpios favour complex melodies to work through their emotions.

Your Spotify Playlists: Jazz Pop, Electro Mix and Coffee Table Jazz


Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Adventurous and known to take risks, this fire sign craves excitement to feel alive. Naturally, when it comes to choosing a soundtrack in life, Sagittarians gravitate towards high energy tracks. Get ready to put on your dancing shoes because they are always ready to party all night long!

Your Spotify Playlists: The Night is still Young, Party Life and K-Party Dance Mix

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Capricorns are generally family oriented individuals with a knack for anything old school. They tend to be drawn to music they grew up with at home and their preferences can range from classic rock to your top throwback Thursday tracks.

 Your Spotify Playlists: 90s Thai Teenager, Thai 2000 Hits and Thai Rock Essentials


Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

Aquarians like living by their own rules and challenging the status quo with their unconventional tastes. Unsurprisingly, they are often jamming to indie or underground tracks. They enjoy the freedom to explore alternative sounds ranging across all forms of experimental music.

Your Spotify Playlists: Fresh Finds, Rock Hits and Alternative Beats

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

The most sensitive of all signs, Pisces holds a deep connection with music. Music serves as the perfect escape from their reality. The hippies of the signs, they’re generally drawn to indie music that is just a little off the charts.

 Your Spotify Playlists: Thai Indie Hits, Indie Shuffle and K-Indie Picks


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