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Apple Music rebrands curated alternative playlist to ALT CTRL

As part of continuing Apple Music rebranding efforts, Apple has rechristened it's alternative music playlist —formerly known as the A-List —to ALT CTRL.

Apple has rebranded it's alternative playlist —formerly known as the A-List, to ALT CTRL.



The playlist, which features 50 songs, will change every week. Each song is hand selected by a group of curators. The songs featured have less to do with genre, and more to do with overall feel and themes.

"ALT CTRL, formerly known as The A-List: Alternative, is where you'll find the best of those new left-of-center tunes." reads the Editors' notes on the new ALT CTRL page, "Alternative is more an attitude than a sound—music that colors just a bit outside the lines."

ALT CTRL in Apple Music



Each week the playlist art will feature a new artist. The first showcased art belongs to Los Angeles pop trio Haim, with a special nod to their subdued, minimalist jam "Summer Girl" in the editors' notes.

Artists currently featured on ALT CTRL include chart-toppers like Billie Eilish, Twenty One Pilots, The Black Keys, Lana Del Rey, and Death Cab for Cutie, as well as cult favorites like Hobo Johnson and Clairo.

Apple Music has also recently rebranded their former A-List: Hip-Hop playlist to "Rap Life" last month.