Spotify ‘Storyline’ Let’s Artists Tell Stories Behind Their Songs Instagram Style
— MacRumors.com (@MacRumors) May 14, 2019
Currently available to a limited group artists, Spotify's Storyline borrows from both the Genius app, which is already available within Spotify as "Behind The Lyrics" and the image slide shows of Instagram and Facebook Stories. Android Police found Storylines for Jonas Brothers’ “Sucker” and Billie Eilish (“Bad Guy,” “Bury a Friend,” “When the Party’s Over,” “Wish You Were Gay”). Techcrunch added MAX’s “Love Me Less.” Plus, Reddit users claim to have seen on it 2 Chainz’ “Forgiven,” The Beaches’ “Snake Tongue.”
We found an active "Storyline" for Maggie Rogers "Light On." While playing the song, timed images with text ran slideshow style underneath the play button.
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) May 13, 2019
Some artists have been critical of the accuracy of Spotify's current lyric annotations.
@spotify hi. for about a yr now my band’s mgmt has tried get yall to take down some… outdated… facts on behind the lyrics for our song “Hard Times”.
the facts are: it’s all embarrassing & there was no “bright side”… hence the title, Hard Times.
thank you & goodnight.
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) April 24, 2019