Amazon Prime members already have access to over a million songs available to stream ad-free. Now, the list of songs is going to get better, because Amazon just announced on Friday the launch of Amazon Acoustics.
Amazon Acoustics is an exclusive collection of 32 original acoustic recordings performed by both popular and up-and-coming artists that is available only to Amazon Prime users.
"We are always looking for unique ways to make Prime Music the best destination for our listeners — offering original, exclusive recordings is one way we're raising the bar on the music listening experience," Amazon's VP of Digital Music for Amazon, Steve Boom, said in a press release. "Working directly with a mix of great artists to create Amazon Acoustics was a really special experience; we can't wait for customers and Prime members to listen to these amazing recordings."
This playlist gives music lovers a taste of unplugged renditions of their favorite songs, such as Outkast's hit single "Hey Ya!" performed by Surfer Blood and Tokyo Police Club giving a more intimate version of their "Argentina (Part 1)."
Newly-written songs include:
Deer Tick — "Grandfather Song"
Freedom Fry — "Dreams"
Hey Marseilles — "Absolutes"
Jill Andrews — "Could've Been"
Marc Roberge (of O.A.R.) — "Give Me the World"
Rodney Crowell — "Reckless"
Ron Sexsmith — "Circling Round The Drain"
Ruby the RabbitFoot — "I Hate You"
Newly-recorded songs include:
A Silent Film — "I Ran (So Far Away)"
Ashley Monroe — "Pink Houses"
Blue October — "Congratulations (Acoustic)"
Clayton Anderson — "Small Town"
The Districts — "Ashes to Ashes"
Five For Fighting — "What the World Needs Now is Love"
Galactic featuring John Boutte — "Does It Really Make A Difference (Acoustic)"
The Griswolds — "Sugar"
Hamilton Leithauser — "Astronaut"
Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders — "To Keep And To Be Kept (Acoustic)"
Jessie Baylin — "He Needs Me"
JJ Grey — "Brighter Days (Acoustic)"
John Hiatt — "Dust Down a Country Road (Acoustic)"
Joshua Radin — "True Colors"
Matthew Vasquez (of Delta Spirit) — "Tell Me Why"
Michelle Branch — "Creep"
Nick Lowe — "I Read A Lot (Acoustic)"
Peter Matthew Bauer (of The Walkmen) — "Prince Johnny"
Rebelution — "Too Rude (Acoustic)"
Sarah Borges — "On the Corner (Acoustic)"
Surfer Blood — "Hey Ya!"
Tokyo Police Club — "Argentina (Part 1) (Acoustic)"
Train — "Give It All (Acoustic)"
Vérité — "John My Beloved"
All Amazon customers can listen to a selection of the songs featured on Amazon Acoustics while they shop for a limited time through the pop-player found at the top of each Amazon page.
Amazon Prime members can access the playlist for free on primemusic.com, as well as on the free Amazon Music app on iOS, Android, Fire device and Amazon Echo. It costs $99 a year to subscribe to Amazon Prime.
Customers who are not prime members can also download the songs to stream for 99 cent to $1.29.