“It’s not always like this, and I don’t know what i have until you lose,” says Joni Mitchell’s classic “Big Yellow Taxi,” which may be an ode to the current context, according tomedia. Many of the daily interactions that were once taken for granted – hugging, shaking hands, squeezing the subway, chatting at a colleague’s desk – have now become unattainable.
With this nostalgia and yearning, the New York Public Library has produced an immersive playlist called Missing New York, designed to bring New York’s classic sounds to those eager to become familiar with the hustle and bustle of the city and away from society.
It is reported that the playlist has a total of eight songs, each one to three minutes long, combined with audio to create a familiar ambient soundscape, the list for the audience to tell the quiet and terrible metropolis of daily life story.
“This album is a different, creative way we can help,” says the New York Library, “and it provides an interesting pastime for New Yorkers to have access to what we all missed: the many classics of the city we know and love.” “
The New York Library is understood to have collaborated with creative agency Mother New York to produce the playlist. It can be shown on Spotify and the New York Public Library website.
The library also said that “Missing Voices of New York” was an audio letter to the city, and that comments on its website showed that it was indeed being received as a love letter. One listener wrote: “This was a great comfort to me during the isolation. Another wrote: “When I close my eyes, I’ll be there.” “