Every creator has a go-to playlist while working in the studio, in an office, or alone with headphones. From instrumental and subtle beats to intense, heavy rock, and anything in-between, everyone has a unique soundtrack to their art. We're sharing a few songs we've saved to our playlists to keep the creative juices flowing. What do you listen to while you work? Share in the comments below!
Past Present Future by Oliver Tank
Beginning with long held guitar strums surrounded by a hallowing echo, and layered with vocals, Oliver Tank brings on a journey through space and time, like being inside a dream.
In the Forest by Dustin O'Halloran
As part of the original film score for Now is Good, Dustin O'Halloran offers just enough balance of calming melodies and exciting rhythms to bring a bit of fun with a concentrated focus.
We've Just Begun by Maximum Love
With a backbeat similar to Shiny Toy Guns' Waiting, Maximum Love brings a more upbeat instrumental to the mix, with a chorus full of playful notes and soft, echoed vocals.
Under Construction by Jerry Martin
Recognized as part of the original soundtrack for The Sims by EA Games and Maxis, this piano tune still remains impressive and memorable from its year 2000 origin. Remnants of the initial soundings of the Build Mode, Jerry Martin and the other inaugural composers of the Sims franchise will forever have a space in our plumbob hearts.
Verwunschen by Nils Hoffmann
German artist Nils Hoffmann offers a signature of sharp, quick notes to a minimalistic beat (see also Balloons). With almost 7 minutes of pure listening bliss, Verwunschen is a definite add to any playlist. Listen more at soundcloud.com.
Deep In My Soul by 16 Bit Lolitas
The 16 Bit Lolitas are slowly filling more and more slots on our playlists with their club-like sounds and catchy details. With each minute of the song, new elements are added to create more dimension, making Deep In My Soul a must-add.
Slow and Steady by Of Monsters and Men
The overall laid-back vibe of Of Monsters and Men is uniquely prevalent, with lead vocals harmonizing between reverberating bells, rolling drums, and haunting tones. Slow and Steady is a track of careful balance of relaxation and intensity, and one of our favorites from their album, My Head Is an Animal.
Dancer by Fairchild
What begins as a repetition of synthesizing sounds, Fairchild builds Dancer to a beautiful and devastating story of love lost and the healing that follows. With other songs to show their vibrant range (see Relevance), Fairchild is quickly becoming a newly found favorite.
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