Today I wanted to share with you another interesting fact.
Researchers found that a particular song, ‘Weightless’ by Marconi Union (Listen here), is the world’s most relaxing song and was found to calm down patients’ anxiety by 65% before surgery.
Another study found that certain elements or genres of music are actually more effective in reducing anxiety during complex tasks or events such as completing a school project.
These songs were all found to have similar traits - melody should be simple, the pace relatively slow and the beat shouldn’t have many surprises.
This suggests that genres like classical music or soft pop could be good choices when we want to use music to calm anxiety down.
Regardless, everyone will have their preferences that work best for them.
Do you use music to reduce anxiety? Feel free to share your favourite songs and musical genres in the comments section.