Soft, Calming Songs for a Stressful Week

If you did not know, I am a student in university.  As you can imagine, this gets quite stressful, especially with finals week coming up next week. If you find yourself feeling extra anxious, as I am, fear not! I have compiled a list (conveniently assorted on Spotify), for feelings of calmness and serenity during these trying times.


Top Songs

My personal favorites included are:

  1. Wanna Know – Idealism
    My favorite instrumental band covered The Arctic Monkeys hit “Do I Wanna Know?” and put their own spin on it.  It’s completely wonderful and is best listened to while it’s raining.
  2. Bloom – The Paper Kites
    This is a acoustic masterpiece that will get stuck in your head.  Best listened to while drinking coffee, pondering life and love.
  3. Sleep Apnea – Beach Fossils
    This song makes me a bit sad but I love the calming instrumentals as well as the soothing vocals.  10/10 would recommend falling asleep to this song.
  4. 6/10 – Dodie
    Dodie Clark is a YouTuber, where she posts original songs as well as covers.  6/10 is a song about feeling not good enough, and it leaves the listener with a sense of melancholy.
  5. Big Jet Plane – Angus & Julia Stone
    I used to listen to this song a lot in middle school, and I still love it to this day.  Big Jet Plane is timeless, best listened to while contemplating life.

If you’re preparing for final exams, I hope these songs help you study! Let me know if you have any suggestions to add to the list!


– Marissa