Addison Rae Made Us An Endless Summer Playlist

Addison Rae

Addison Rae, photographed by Tyrell Hampton.

This is SOUND ADVICE, a weekly destination for playlists curated by Interview’s friends, enemies, and lovers. Over the past few weeks, we’ve gathered playlists from Crush Sahara, Liana Flores, and SISSY MISFIT. This week, we spoke with America’s sweetheart and girl of the moment, Miss Addison Rae. After gracing the pages of our latest print issue, the Louisiana native promised to curate a summer soundtrack for us. Of course, she delivered. Her playlist, titled Addisonology (we are eager students), has all the divas—Marilyn Monroe and The Smiths included—and serves as the perfect excuse to whip out your iPhone 6S, don some spandex shorts, and writhe around on your bedroom floor. Addison also took the time to answer our SOUND ADVICE questionnaire, where she continues to unpack Britney’s enduring influence, reveals her song of the summer, and definitively declares The Von Dutch Remix Gen Z’s anthem. “Everyone wants to scream!”


What song is your national anthem? Can it just be the entirety of Ray of Light?

What song would close out a movie based on your life? “Rhiannon” by Fleetwood Mac.

What’s the Gen-Z anthem? The Von Dutch Remix Charli XCX & Addison Rae. Everyone wants to scream!

What’s the song of the summer? “Foam” – Royal Otis.

What’s your all-time favorite Britney Spears performance? Britney Spears – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction / Oops!… I Did It Again (MTV VMA 2000)

Who were you channeling for the Von Dutch scream? Shelley Duvall.

Bluetooth or Wired Headphones? Wired headphones. Someone told me Bluetooth is bad for your brain and I’ve been paranoid ever since.

Who do you trust most with the aux cord? My bf.

The world is ending. What are you wearing? This is hard with no context actually. I would realistically wear athletic shorts and a tank top. But in a dream I would be in anything from the Alexander McQueen Spring 1998 show. It gives end of the world but sexy.

Where do you dance? Any & everywhere.

Where’s the afters? Probably Chateau Marmont.

What’s a music taste red flag? Not liking house music!

What does your notes app look like? Stickers of photos. I love that feature.

Sunglasses inside: yes or no? Yes but no. It’s bad for your eyes. But I like the way it looks.

What was your first concert? Hannah Montana & The Cheetah Girls. On my golden birthday.

What makes an “it-girl”? There’s just something about them!! When there’s a quality present that you can’t quite put your finger on. But you need more!

Who are you obsessed with these days? Jessica Alba.

NYC or LA? I LOVE New York. But I’ve really become such a West Coast girl. It’s a close call.

Who’s matching your freak this summer? My bed.