Clearly, this is not the way we will all listen to all of our music in the future, but choosing music based on weather is a pretty neat trick.
In our testing so far, WeatherMusic (free for web and iOS) actually selected some fairly appropriate songs based on the fact that it is currently 18 degrees Celsius and cloudy in Sydney, Australia this evening (full list below) in late April, with the wind speed being whatever it is. The web version also pairs the song with an appropriate photo based on a mix of location and weather.
WeatherMusic runs on the Rdio API (application programming interface), so unless you subscribe, you’ll only hear 30-second samples. That said, it only takes 30 seconds to check the weather.
This isn’t quite the LifeListen app we’re still dreaming of, which would convert the real-time data of our lives (including weather) into a smart music channel, but it’s another step in that direction.
Here’s what cloudy and 65 degrees Fahrenheit (along with the rest of the seasonal and weather metrics listed above) sounds like, according to WeatherMusic:
- Darwin Deez – “Up In The Clouds”
- Jack Johnson – “From The Clouds”
- Blonde Redhead – “Spring And By Summer Fall”
- Doves – “The Last Broadcast”
- Air – “Clouds Up”