Music for All of your Isolation Needs

By Sophie Ainsworth and Indra Ventura

While everyone is stuck at home doing online school, we think that it is necessary for everyone to listen to some type of music- whether it is to make you feel better or to stay focused when studying.

So,

Below is every genre and type of music to cover all of your isolation needs; from calming music to energy-boosting songs, we have sourced them all for you!

Music for productivity

If you want to study or go work while listening to music we suggest that you aim to listen to music without any lyrics or some songs that are not too distracting.

Classical Music

While you're stuck at home doing online school, if you want to stay as productive as possible you can listen to the soothing tunes of some classical music. Researchers have been claiming for years that classical music can help people work more efficiently as it can enhance brain activity, improve your health and well-being, and aid your ability to solve problems. So, if you’re not zooming, the best advice is to listen to some nice classical music to help stay focused and work hard!

Here's a playlist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3HCPVMtd8M


Sounds of Nature Music

If you haven’t left the house for a couple of days or even weeks and you need to escape from your surroundings and get out in nature. One of the best ways to do this if you can get outside is to listen to the sounds of nature like the calming sound of waves crashing or rivers flowing. It has been proven to help with brain function and concentration levels, so if you're studying and want to listen to something that isn’t classical, your best bet is some soothing sounds of nature and raining to keep you in a nice relaxed state.

This is a great video you can listen to!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1RPi2MYptM


Calming music

If you are feeling a bit stressed and overwhelmed while stuck in isolation, calming music is a good way to escape from the chaos surrounding you. You should listen to some calming music that lowers your heart rate and your levels of cortisol (a hormone that can contribute to stress and anxiety). So that's what we plan to do!

Some music you could listen to is meditation music that is smooth with no voices or acoustic songs that include the singer and guitar or piano.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEfDYMngJeE


Or if you want some soothing voices, here are some particular artists and songs:

  • Clairo

  • Hozier

  • Acoustic Billie Eilish - a cover of hotline bling

  • Chill RnB playlist on Spotify

  • Ziggy Alberts - warm coffee


Energy-boosting tunes

Stuck at home all day?... well we hope so!!

We’ve got you covered with some uplifting music.

Cinematic music

Cinematic music scores can be empowering, lifting your spirits and brightening your mood. So, if you’re feeling tired and drained, try listening to some epic-style cinematic music to give you that extra boost of motivation.

Feel good with this inception soundtrack:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5IailIzqdc

Fast beats

A song that has a fast beat and uses bass and drums motivate you and boost your energy so you’re ready for the day. The playlist is filled with the latest hits from the radio as well as some good ole’ classics from back in the day.

1. Coldplay - Viva La Vida

2. St. Lucia - Elevate

3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Downtown

4. Bill Withers - Lovely Day

5. Avicii - Wake Me Up

6. Pentatonix - Can't Sleep, Love


Happy Vibes

Not being at school may be good for now, but as you start to miss everything about it soon, it is best to listen to some happy music with your friends on ZOOM to better your mood! If you listen to positive music or your favourite genre every day, for two weeks it will make you feel much happier and positive. We recommend that you spend those 10-minute breaks during the school day listening to some daily bangers because it will put you in such a great mood for your next subject.

Here’s a quick mashup of some pop tunes to get started!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FZYSyvLqnY

Thanks for reading! We hope this can brighten your day a little bit while you’re at home.

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