By the end of this month, hugely revered festival Primavera Sound will be under way for another year, with passionate and discerning music fans travelling to Barcelona en masse for a dose of musical enrichment on the Spanish coast.
This year has seen the festival organisers take a slightly different approach; their mission statement 'The New Normal' resulting not just in the commendable achievement of equal gender representation on the lineup, but also in a programme that explores styles and genres beyond the expected purview of the festival – including more the 'mainstream' sounds of pop, rap, R&B, reggaeton and more – alongside a healthy dose of indie, rock, electronic, and alternative genres.
It's this new approach that sees the festival boast an eclectic and numerous mix of headliners that features the likes of Erykah Badu, Solange, Janelle Monae, Tame Impala, Future, James Blake, Rosalía, J Balvin, and Interpol.
So with that in mind, we've put together a playlist that captures the diversity and intrigue of this year's lineup, in preparation of the forthcoming edition.
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