It might be classified as somewhat of a ‘first-world problem’, but how often do you find yourself choosing to listen to Apple Music on your phone or in your car, only to have it start autoplaying with the same song time and time again? Up until now, you just had to deal with it, but now a crafty genius/opportunist has managed to solve the issue you’re having.
For a very long time, folks have complained about how when Apple Music starts to autoplay, it goes directly to the beginning of your library, and plays your songs in alphabetical order. For a very large majority, this meant either hearing Vampire Weekend’s ‘A-Punk’, or Ed Sheeran’s ‘The A Team’ while you scroll through your library to find what you really want to hear.
Thanks to Bluetooth in my car, I’ve grown to despise “A-Punk” by Vampire Weekend.
— Rohit Thawani (@vohit4rohit) February 29, 2016
My car automatically plays the first song on my iPhone every time I plug it in, and now I hate A-Punk by Vampire Weekend.
— 🙇🏻 Isaac Halvorson (@hisaac) May 4, 2016
Sure, you could just Google how to turn off autoplay, but why not go with Samir Mezrahi’s method instead? Mezrahi decided to record an audio file that is nothing but nine minutes and 58 seconds of silence, and titled it ‘A a a a a Very Good Song‘. Of course, this means that this new silent track will now be the first cab off the rank when you listen to Apple Music. Sure, it doesn’t stop the autoplay feature, but at the very least, it gives you close to ten minutes of silence to help decided what you want to hear.
hey I released a blank song that will play 1st so that *one* song won’t play every time u plug ur phone into ur car https://t.co/FL83YUOOcz
— #1 samir (@samir) August 9, 2017
We were going to leave you with a YouTube clip of ‘A a a a a Very Good Song’, but you could get the same effect by putting your fingers in your ears for a while, so instead, we’re going to leave you with Vampire Weekend’s ‘A-Punk’. Just try not to have autoplay flashbacks the second you hear that opening riff.Write a Letter to the Editor