Music & Color: Yellow


Music & Color: Yellow


Ever thought a song sounds warm? Or makes you feel red?


Do you see yellow as soon as your favorite album from high school starts playing?


There's a lot of ways to share, experience, describe and discover music. And we'd like to start a few threads focusing on Music & Color.


How does it work?


1. Think of a song that you would associate with the color yellow.

2. Right-click the song in Spotify and click 'Copy Spotify URI'

3. Click 'Insert/edit link' in a reply to this thread

4. Paste the URI

5. Click OK

6. Go to

7. Find the perfect shade of yellow to match your song.

8. Copy the hex code and paste it below the song.

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We'll then build an infographic that displays the songs and colors. It's an experiment for sure, but we're curious to see how this works with all your contributions. 


Playlist of all the songs in this thread here:



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Re: Music and Color: Yellow


I'll add the first track and color:



Hex code: #f6eb7e


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Re: Music & Color: Yellow

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Never much thought about this before. When i think about yellow, it could be the sun or a desert. Then searching for a song that fits that image. 

Here it is: spotify:track:10whfqU35B4c4ewnKCy33x

color: #ffd119

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I often find album artwork imprints a colour palette on my brain, but with this track it's not the case! Despite the blue and orange of the cover, this song sounds bright and golden to me.


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I also think of a dusty desert sun when I think yellow!


As such, I'm tempted to put up some country... But avoiding any cheese I'll go with this from the awesome west coast experimentalist Sonny Smith (whose name also fits the colour!) His body of work is generally psych/garage/eclectic, but this album is defined by gorgeous modern twists on classic country rhythms. That steel guitar is so damn dreamy.


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Re: Music & Color: Yellow

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this is awesome!!! I'll be doing one later for sure. Love hearing y'all's!

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Hum for some reason every time I heard the song - Black Hole Sun, by the band Soundgarden, either from the CD Superunknown, the local radio station or even the video on MTV, I thought of a bright high heat yellow for some reason. Even though the song is moody and somewhat depressing.




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When I hear this song it takes me back to walking around Brooklyn on bright days. It's yellow for me:





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Agreed! Kurt Vile sounds like bright yellow sunshine.





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I'm sorry.  A little bit, anyway.