We listened to 'em all.

Words by

Veronica Stanford

We’re still making our way through Calvin Klein’s epic global campaign. Amid the hazy short films, wicked campaign shots, assembly of celebrities and of course, cool clothes, you may not have noticed the fashion house sign up to Spotify.

Continuing a trend started little while ago (with a playlist by Kendall Jenner), CK has pulled together a stream of new playlists for your listening pleasure. And we’re so dedicated, we listened to every single one.

From songs to play while you’re working out, to others when you feel like curling up on the couch, here’s a breakdown of each playlist.

Playlist: I festival in #mycalvins
Vibe: The perfect balance of ‘I’m-hungover-as-fuck and ‘let’s-do-this’
Reminds us of: Camping
Ideal listening location: In your festival tent
Highlight: ‘First’ – Cold War Kids
Lowlight: ‘I Want You To Know’ – Selena Gomaz and Zedd
Featured artists: Grimes, CHVRCHES, Disclosure, Sufjan Stevens, Major Lazer
Rating: ★★★★1/2 

Playlist: I chill in #mycalvins
Vibe: The intro of an indie movie
Reminds us of: Bedtime
Ideal listening location: On the couch while hugging your lover
Highlight: ‘Down The Line’ – José González
Lowlight: ‘XO’ – John Mayer
Featured artists: The xx, M83, Ed Sheeran, Vance Joy
Rating: ★★★★

Playlist: I dance in #mycalvins
Vibe: A night out with your hunnis
Reminds us of: Drunken sing-a-longs
Ideal listening location: At home, while you’re prepping for a party
Highlight: Obvs ‘Sorry’ – Justin Bieber
Lowlight: ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ – Swedish House Mafia or ‘Hello Friday’ – Flo Rida and Jason Derulo
Featured artists: Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé, Missy Elliott, Drake
Rating: ★★★★★

Playlist: I strive in #mycalvins
Vibe: Rave
Reminds us of: Being 18 again
Ideal listening location: Hitting the pavement and working out
Highlight: ‘Scud Books’ – Hudson Mohawke
Lowlight: ‘Burn’ – Ellie Goulding
Featured artists: R. Kelly, The Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, The Chainsmokers
Rating: ★★★★1/2

Playlist: Bella Hadid for #mycalvins
Vibe: if AC/DC x Whitney Houtson x Lil Wayne collaborated
Reminds me of: Fighting for control of the car radio with your parents
Ideal listening location: On the train
Highlight: ‘What Goes Around Comes Around’ – Justin Timberlake
Lowlight: ‘God Save the Queen’ – Sex Pistols
Featured artists: The Weeknd, Ty Dolla $ign, Usher, DJ Khaled
Rating: ★★★★

Playlist: Henry Rollins for #mycalvins
Vibe: ’70s underground
Reminds me of: Rock ‘n’ roll, baby
Ideal listening location: Your local
Highlight: ‘Redondo Beach’ – Patti Smith
Lowlight: ‘Goin’ Out West’ – Tom Waits
Featured artists: The Rolling Stones, Ty Segall, Ramones, David Bowie
Rating: ★★★ 1/2


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