▲ ▼ Lyric based music playlists
I am fed up with love/romantic songs which are mostly misogynistic, sexualising women. I have nothing against love/romance as such, but I am bored of music when every song in the playlists of the music apps is a love song.
It is either, what a man feels about a women, or a women singing about her exes, rap about every external body part of women, men singing about non reciprocating love feelings and vice versa. Is that all lyricists can do?
Music is an essential part of human civilisation, I reject the idea that we can create only love songs now. I want playlists ordered by lyrics like Philosophy, History, Science, Motivational, Pets, Vehicles, Love etc. I am sure there are songs in the past which fits into every one of those categories and more.
Perhaps this would motivate the music creators to write better songs.
There is a website where users share the meanings for songs - https://songmeanings.com/ . Perhaps creating a playlist out of it for different categories could address this need-gap.
That's an interesting need gap, considering I have access to both music in India which has a song for every instance of life in dozens of languages and from western countries; categorising songs based on lyric would be an achievable task. In-fact this had been attempted in Deep Learning research - https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/C14-1059 in limited capacity.
I haven't seen a commercial music app which can categorise by lyric and even then finding songs for certain categories like Science, Pets are going to be hard. Perhaps youtube songs like Geek vs Nerd and their likes could be featured.
The reason why music industry favours love, sexual songs is because it sells, listeners can relate to it and most famous songs are written by the same lyricists. I would love songs categorised by lyrics, say 'The Hamilton Mixtape' under History would be great. I could remember many great songs to be categorised under Philosophy in Indian languages as well.
I hope that there are others who share similar views on this need gap.
I agree that finding songs for some of the categories I mentioned would be hard, but if categorising by lyrics did work out then I hope there will be songs for many categories which I didn't even mention here.