Yeah, I'm at the point of pulling out my headphones when it comes on. I've been mostly avoiding Spotify for the last three days and just using YouTube for most things.
This is more than just an annoying advert. The close-up, wet-mouth-popping, creepy-clicking, hissing-whispering sounds make me feel physically repulsed. The point of ASMR is to trigger a physical reaction in the listener, that's what it's mixed and designed to do, but for every person who experiences warmth and relaxation, there's one who feels completely violated by it. Please don't allow these commercials on your platform.
I was considering going back to Premium but I can't bring myself to do it now, because I'll feel like I'm only doing it to get away from these ads, and I don't want to feel like I've been played.
Agreed, this advert is incredibly annoying, especially given that ASMR has been known to cause a negative response to some people. Plus it's made worse by the fact that it comes on around 30% louder than the music you've just been listening to, causing you to have to rapidly reach for the volume controls.
THREE TIMES!! I have been sitting down, trying to work for only a couple of hours, and this abomination has assaulted my senses THREE **bleep** TIMES. It is offputting and repulsive. I think I'll stick to podcasts on spotify, and move to youtube for music, Sorry Spotify - but this rubbish throws me off my work every **bleep** time it comes on.
I notice this advert is STILL up after all our complaints. I presume Spotify get money for ads and it is due to be on for a certain period of time. Therefore they won't take it down and just hope once it's expiry date is through and the ad is no longer played then we will shut up. It's all about money folks - not about us! Even though without us Spotify would not exist.......
I'm so happy this has a thread and it's not just me LOL. Whenever I hear the god **bleep** tinkling of that cup and the salivary soft talking into the microphone during my playlists it genuinely makes me really really mad, as someone who has Misophonia. It's horrible horrible horrible.