Music To Write To
There’s nothing magical about these albums, but they’re ones that help create an atmosphere conducive to writing–for me at least. If I’m not careful with my musical choice when I need to get something written, I could end up down a rabbit hole searching for new music or focused on lyrics and get lost day dreaming.
The secret sauce these particular albums have is an ability to blend into the background and become a familiar texture over everything else around. They aren’t painfully dull or bland, but they also aren’t distracting. There’s movement, like a lazy river, which is enough to carry you, but won’t give you reason to pause.
If you looking for music to listen to while you write, study, sleep, or any other type of work, give these albums a spin. You may find something that works for you as well.
- Hem - Departure and farewell (Folk)
- Ben Webster - Soulville (Jazz)
- Youth Lagoon - A Year In Hibernation (Lo-fi)
- James Vincent McMarrow - Post Tropical (Indie/rock)
- Sleeping At Last - Oceans (Singer/songwriter: piano)
- Novo Amor - Woodgate, NY (Singer/songwriter)
- I Am The Sky - The World Doesn’t Need Another Record (Singer/songwriter)
I’ll try and keep this list updated and time passes. Ironically I listened to Tokyo Police Club’s album, Forcefield while writing this.