There are so many great writers on this app and I wonder so often what you guys listen to while working, especially as I wear out my playlists. People I wanna hear from: @hannieshit @angusisley @aprilkquioh @Olivia @LevNovak @lgw @lstblkgrl @bjnovak @ChrisK @chris @sophiamyszk @all of you tbh I need to write a thesis!!
  1. Born Sinner, J.Cole
    Not quite good enough to distract you, jazzy version of chill.
    Suggested by @LevNovak
  2. Grizzly Bear and Cat Power and Beach House
    Mellow and comforting and can fade into the background of your brain
    Suggested by @Olivia
  3. Charles Bradley
    Smooth enough soul that it isn't overwhelming, but badass enough that it doesn't fade into the background.
    Suggested by @13spencer
  4. Tomeka Reid Quartet, Tomeka Reid
    A mash up of classical and jazz that has been taking me to alternate realities as I write lately.
    Suggested by @lstblkgrl
  5. Pure, unadulterated silence.
    Suggested by @TerryBain
  6. Boards of Canada, "Tomorrow's Harvest"
    I DON'T listen to music while I write anymore! I used to all the time - especially Chet Baker. But now, when I constantly face crushing deadlines, I find it too easy to get distracted. If I WAS going to put something on, it would have to be instrumental and minimal... and the first thing j thought of was this great Boards of Canada album. Excellent topic!
    Suggested by @angusisley
  7. Know-It-All - Alessia Cara
    I've been cranking out copy all week and this album has been a godsend. Easy listening but still punchy enough to keep you alert! Highly recommend
    Suggested by @k8mcgarry
  8. I've reverted back to an oldie: The Mysterious Production of Eggs - Andrew Bird
    Suggested by @danrobert
  9. Martial Solal Jazz radio on pandora
    French jazz from the 60s (think soundtrack of Breathless): a little frantic, heavy on piano & percussion, fitting at 2 am when writing under a deadline
    Suggested by @sophiamyszk
  10. mr little jeans or Stevie Wonder or Yuna
    And low key Bieber's bew album is FLAME and gets me body rolling while I try to meet writing deadlines
    Suggested by @aprilkquioh
  11. In Return - Odesza
    Perfect mix of soothing & catchy electronic pop. The instrumentals & vocals are perfect for writing in solitude.
    Suggested by @jenilee
  12. Beach Fossils or the Pride and Prejudice soundtrack 💕💕💕
    Suggested by @lgw
  13. bad good dance pop with a bpm > 140
    Suggested by @julianna
  14. Hiatus Kaiyote on repeat!!
    When I enter into the mode where I hate everything I wrote, this band's lyrics clear me up!
    Suggested by @hannieshit
  15. Cumbia compilation albums that Spotify discover recommends me. Helps to have the consistent beat and Spanish lyrics I can't fully understand. The musical equivalent of cafe chatter.
    Suggested by @meaghan_ryan