Spotify, Genius Partner for Behind the Lyrics Playlists on iPhone

The playlists will help users learn more about the songs and artists they listen to.

Spotify has announced its partnership with Genius (a database of song lyrics and ‘crowdsourced musical knowledge’) to create a series of playlists called ‘Behind the Lyrics.’ These playlists have been curated by Spotify and Genius, and are designed to help music fans learn more about their favorite artists and songs.

The first playlist in this series is Behind the Lyrics (Hip Hop). It will be followed by Behind the Lyrics (HITS) in the coming week. Tracks on these playlists will include lyrical excerpts, facts and annotations, as well as stories from the artists, and content from the Genius community.

The Hip Hop playlist features Behind the Lyrics content from three artists, Pusha T, Tinashe and Diplo, who have shared their thoughts on some of their favorite songs.

In a statement, Pusha T commented:

I’ve partnered with Genius and Spotify to take you ‘Behind The Lyrics’ of my greatest songs because every word that I write means something to me. Together we’ve found a way to bring my fans a deeper listening experience and raise the bar for songwriters.

The first Behind the Lyrics playlist is now available for all Spotify users on iPhone 5 and up. Spotify will add Genius content to additional tracks going forward.

Image courtesy of Pusha T on Facebook.