When we set out to make a music issue, we knew we wanted a soundtrack to accompany the stories and help set the tone. But figuring out how exactly to share songs with readers through the pages of the magazine wasn’t as immediately clear. As the stories for the issue started to take shape, we discussed different ways to distribute the songs and started making the playlist. By the time we were ready to wrap Issue No. 9, we had a list we loved that connected to or complimented the stories. The soundtrack found a home in the “Making the Magazine” spread, and also as a Spotify playlist. We hope that you listen to the playlist as you read the pages of the music issue, and maybe find a new favorite or two.