Rammstein Hosts New Apple Music Playlist with Arctic Monkeys and Thom Yorke

Rammstein curated a new playlist for Apple Music with tracks like Arctic Monkeys, Thom Yorke, and Nine Inch Nails.

The German metal band was approached by Demna Gvasalia, the artistic director of fashion label Balenciaga, who started the series by putting together their own playlist containing songs from Kanye West, Cardi B and Muse.

Launched today (April 14), Rammstein’s collection is comprised of music based on their individual tastes and influences, including “Do I Wanna Know? by Arctic Monkeys, ’13 Beaches’ by Lana Del Rey, ‘Meds’ by Placebo (with Alison Mosshart) and’ Comeback Kid ‘by Sharon Van Etten.

The playlist also features Rammstein’s own song ‘Sehnsucht’, which appears on the band’s second studio album of the same name (released in 1997). You can listen to the entire playlist below.

“The Balenciaga x Apple Music playlists are some of my favorite musical artists, which I have personally selected each,” Demna Gvasalia explained of the project.

Apple Music’s second playlist in the series arrives with a limited-edition unisex line of Balenciaga clothing and accessories, which reuses unreleased vintage products from Rammstein’s previous tours.

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The collaboration was announced through new images of Rammstein fans wearing the new gear – you can see a preview photo above. Fans can pick up items such as a cap, backpack, raincoat, and t-shirt from the official Balenciaga website (prices range from $ 495 to $ 2,250).

Rammstein revealed in February that they had passed the coronavirus lockdown to record a new album, “a record we never expected.” It happened after the group was pictured in the studio in October 2020.

Keyboardist Christian “Flake” Lorenz explained that the themes for the record, which will follow “Untitled” in 2019, ranged from “everyday experience” to “world events.”

“Our topic is basically people’s madness and it’s not much different in times of coronavirus than in normal times,” he said. “So Donald Trump was also very present last year, you could also see a lot of traits and people, in general, how they were behaving during the lockdown.”