In a bid to set tongues wagging, Spotify’s ‘Listen Like You Used To’ campaign works to conjure up nostalgia for tracks of music’s past.
Created by Who Wot Why, the campaign features a series of quirky, cultural creatives that hark back to well-loved music, targeting an audience of listeners who grew up from 1979 to 1999.
Through clever wordplay of classic lyrics, artists and track names, the bold ads aim to remind passers-by that while life may change, classic songs remain the same.
The ads cover a variety of genres including the English reggae band UB40, American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins and pop darlings – The Spice Girls.
One creative harks back to 1979, when The Clash released their apocalyptic and politically charged song – ‘London Calling.’ Fast forward 40 years where ‘conference calling’ is the sad reality.
Another ad references the UK’s party past, with Happy Monday’s ’24 Hour Party People.’ Drug fuelled nights at Manchester’s Hacienda was the norm back then, now in 2019 the ad modifies the name of the classic song and the subsequent 2002 movie, to say ‘you’re 2-4 hour party people.’