Today, more and more people are looking for ways to relax and reduce the stress levels in their life. It’s harder than ever to find quality music for calm down purposes, and many don’t know where to look.
Don’t worry, we’ve listened to quite a few different types of music from various independent artists who are making a difference in this sphere.
Let’s imagine it’s the weekend, and you’re probably looking to get away from your busy everyday life. But instead of sitting in front of your computer or TV all day, why don’t you try something different?
Time tends to pass us by, and before we know it, we find ourselves wishing for this very same time to stop. Why? Because we have no idea how it went by so fast. This time was made for the enjoyment of those small moments in life which make all the difference.
Moments and activities, that if enjoyed in their entirety, will slow time down. For myself, I have found solace in music. And yet I have always felt that a good song is not just a good song, but a moment captured within which can be cherished over and over again until the end of time itself.
Break away from your routine with this review containing a group of 10 amazing tracks from various independent artists. You can listen to our full playlist or know more about the artists by scrolling down the page.
1) RJ BACON – Shine a Light
The singer RJ BACON has just released a new album that is the perfect way to relax and enjoy the beauty of life.
This project is called Shine a Light, and it’s a bluesy, jazzy tune with vocals that will make you feel like you’re floating on air. If you’re looking for some music to help you unwind, RJ Bacon’s new album, Shine a Light, is a great choice.
The artist is based in Australia, Sydney, and his music has been described as “a soundtrack for the soul.” The 7 tracks are the result of the great work of a multitalented artist, it’s pure laid-back music art, as mentioned by the artist.
“I like to write, record and produce laid back, smooth jazz tunes in my studio. I play all the instruments on the tracks, and am my own band”RJ Bacon
If you’re looking for some new tunes to put on while you’re relaxing, cooking or cleaning up around the house, check out RJ BACON’s latest release, especially the track The Positive Song, and also follow the artist on Spotify.
2) BREGN – Summertime
BREGN‘s Summertime is a song that will take you away. The Danish singer-songwriter’s single new track is an acoustic ballad that evokes lazy summer days and nights.
The track is a love song, but it’s a dreamy one—a perfect soundtrack for lounging on a beach or sitting in the grass under a tree, watching the sunset.
Bregn has a unique voice that will make you feel like you are dreaming. He combines acoustic sounds with lo-fi effects and ambient sounds, creating a dreamy vibe that makes you want to close your eyes and listen closely to each word he sings.
The song itself has a slow tempo, but it gets faster towards the end as it becomes more upbeat, taking you back to summer memories! Check it out and follow Bregn on Spotify!
3) ANTON COMMISSARIS – Have You Ever
The singer-songwriter ANTON COMMISSARIS is releasing a new single called Have You Ever, and it’s the perfect soundtrack for your next relaxing moment.
The song is an easy-listening piece with a big band sound, jazz influences, and classic musical elements. It has the feel of an old-school lounge track (think Frank Sinatra), which will transport you to another time and place in no time. The vocals are smooth and soothing—a great way to put yourself at ease after a long day or even just to start off your morning with a little extra calmness.
This is the kind of music that makes you want to close your eyes and just let yourself drift away into another world for a little while. You can check out ANTON COMMISSARIS and follow the artist on Spotify now!
4) A LONE ACACIA – Hemispheres
A LONE ACACIA is an independent artist based in Birmingham, UK. Their latest single, Hemispheres, is a beautiful example of their work: a blend of rock and electronic elements with a hint of trip-hop.
The song is perfect for those who like to relax with some good music on their own time, but it’s also great for studying or background music at work or in the car.
It’s one of those songs that evoke memories of older music styles—like classic rock or even 80s synth-pop—but still feels fresh and new. The instrumentation is gorgeous and the vocals are soulful and soothing.
If you want to turn off your brain for a while and just enjoy yourself, this is a great place to start! Follow the artist on Spotify.
5) THE BIRDLAND PROJECT – You’ve Got a Friend
When you’re feeling stressed, or just need to relax, there’s nothing like a good song. And The Birdland Project has got you covered!
The Birdland Project by the producer Nick Heath, owner of indie UK/US label Birdland Records (Robyn Sherwell) is featuring an acoustic singer-songwriter based in Aspen, Colorado. Her music is all about love and peace, and she brings that warmth to her newest single, “You’ve Got a Friend.”
The song has the feel of a classic love song from the 60s or 70s but with a contemporary sound. It’s easy listening at its finest: perfect for unwinding after a long day, for a romantic moment or for making your home feel like a cosy little escape from reality—even if it’s only for the length of one track.
If you’re looking for something relaxing to listen to while relaxing or winding down after work, give The Birdland Project’s new single “You’ve Got a Friend” a listen on Spotify, and don’t forget to follow the artist.
6) JENNY MALLARD – I Do
Have you ever been so stressed out that you just want to curl up in bed and listen to music while you drift off? Or maybe you’re just looking for some new tunes to play while you take care of yourself.
In any case, JENNY MALLARD‘s “I Do: is a great song for taking a break from the everyday routine. It’s acoustic folk with some folk-pop influences, and it’s got the easy-listening sound of old-school crooners like Dean Martin.
Mallard is based in Canada, Mount Pearl—so if you’re feeling homesick for Canada, this song will help get you through!
The lyrics are classic love songs and promote an emotional connection to music. It’s perfect for relaxing moments when you need to take your mind off whatever is stressing you out.
I Do was released by an independent artist on Spotify; so give her your support, follow her there to find more great music!
7) BETTY HARPER – Made To Last
I love a good song to break away from everyday activities and enjoy great music for peaceful moments.
BETTY HARPER is a singer-songwriter based in the United Kingdom, Cardiff. She released her single Made To Last and it’s an acoustic folk song with contemporary female vocals. The lyrics are about love and wondering if it will last forever.
I love this song because it has a simple melody that makes me feel relaxed even though there are no lyrics about peace or anything like that. It’s just a love song with beautiful vocals and simple chords that make me feel at peace when I listen to it.
I highly recommend checking out BETTY HARPER on Spotify if you want some relaxing music for those moments when you need to get away from everything else around you!
8) DE ANTIQUIS ET NOVIS – Afterglow
If you’re looking for some music to help you relax and decompress, look no further than the new album Afterglow by DE ANTIQUIS ET NOVIS. The artist is based in Germany, Munich, and has released a variety of singles over the last two years, which is available on Spotify.
The album Afterglow blends ambient sounds with electronic elements, creating a soundscape that’s perfect for chilling out. The songs are slow and deliberate, with lots of space between each note—you can really let yourself sink into them.
Check out the full album, there is a track with the same name as the album that’s pure dreamy effects and super enjoyable. We totally recommend it!
If you want to get lost in a soundscape that’s full of nostalgia but still sophisticated enough to keep you engaged all the way through, check out DE ANTIQUIS ET NOVIS on Spotify!
9) EMPTY CANS IN OUTER SPACE – Zabble Dub
Have you ever been in the mood to just chill and listen to some music? Helpful hint: the best way to do that is with a song called Zabble Dub by Empty Cans in Outer Space.
This single is an electronic experiment that blends ambient, experimental, and synth beats together for a dreamy soundscape that will take your mind off of whatever it was you were doing before.
The singer is based out of Mannheim, Germany, and they create music under the genre electronic experimental, ambient dub style, this is the kind of music that will help you unwind after a long day at work or school.
If you’re looking for something new and different to listen to while you’re relaxing or just chilling out at home, check this artist out on Spotify!
10) TIM LEA YOUNG – Chlorine Dreams
Imagine you’re sitting on a beach at sunset, looking out at the ocean. You feel relaxed and at peace, and you just want to soak at the moment for as long as possible. Then you hear this song playing in the background…
You’ve just discovered Chlorine Dreams, an easy-listening instrumental by Tim Lea Young. The artist is based in London, England, and has released some EPs and singles so far.
The track has a cinematic vibe that makes you feel like you’re in an old movie with a love story. It’s perfect for studying or relaxing, and it also works great as background music for the film industry, movies and TV shows.
If you’re looking for a relaxing break from your everyday life, try listening to Chlorine Dreams while studying, relaxing or doing homework. It’s perfect for those moments when you need some time to unwind—the instrumental is soothing but still interesting enough to keep your mind focused on what needs to get done! Follow the artist on Spotify.
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