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Guest Post: Music for Writing by Linyang Zhang


Well, y'all, here we are, back with another guest post! Y'all may remember Linyang from our interview back in December! She is an awesome writer and a fantastic friend--and she's also very musically inclined! You should so check out her YouTube channel full of amazing piano covers once you're finished reading her post all about music to listen to while writing! #musicalinspirations

What kind of music do you listen to while writing--if any? If you're not a writer, what are some of your favorite bands/artists or genres? What do you think of Linyang's selection? Let us know in the comments below!

First off, I would like to thank Grace for letting me write a guest post for her blog! I really appreciate the opportunity!

As you may or may not know, I am a writer. And usually, when I’m sitting in front of the computer, be it studying or writing, I like to listen to some music! So today I thought that I’d recommend some of my favorite channels, artists, and albums that I listen to while writing. The following is listed in completely random order (aka the order I thought of them.) Without further ado, let’s begin!


1. BLUME

BLUME is a YouTube channel that posts primarily beautiful chill and ambient mixes. They have some playlists primarily tailored for work or studying, so it’s perfect for whatever you’re doing!

Some of my favorite mixes:

- Productive Music For Work | Chill Playlist

- Traveler | Chill Mix

- 4am Study | Chill Vibes


2. The Soul of Wind

The Soul of Wind is a channel primarily focused on beautiful piano music, relaxing music, anime music, fantasy RPG, and many more genres! I find their music to be very soothing, and I think it’s fitting to be played in the background for work, studying, sleeping, or gatherings.

Some favorite videos:

- 2 Hour Beautiful Piano Music for Studying and Sleeping 【BGM】

- Tokyo Ghoul OST Mix - Relaxing Piano Anime Music

- Piano & Rain - Beautiful Piano Music【BGM】


3. House Full of Caverns by Falling Up (Bandcamp, Youtube)

Falling Up is my favorite band, and House Full of Caverns was an instrumental EP released in 2015, consisting of eight unique ambient/post-rock tracks. I find this album very inspiring to listen to when writing.

Favorite tracks:

- Aron on the Wind

- Stormland


4. Music Lab

Music Lab is a channel with a wide variety of playlists suited for everyday tasks, aimed at increasing productivity. I find it easy to concentrate on my work when I’m listening to their videos.

Favorite mixes:

- Future Garage — Nu-Garage, Post-Garage, Space Garage

- Minimalist Chillstep — Deep Space Music — Future Mix

- Smooth Driving Music — Deep Bass — Downtempo Car Mix


5. Frisson

Frisson is a channel that mainly focuses on chill, trap, bass, melodic dubstep, and other similar genres. I enjoy their mixes immensely.

Recommended mixes:

- Female Vocal Music Mix 2020 ♫ Future Bass, Melodic Dubstep, Chill Trap ♫ Best of EDM 2020

- Navy Blue - Future Bass Mix

- Unending | A Chill Mix


6. Adrift In The Whereabouts by Jessy Ribordy (Bandcamp)

Jessy Ribordy is actually the lead singer of Falling Up, the band that I mentioned earlier. Here is an album that consists of ambient, piano, orchestral, and electronic music. I really enjoy this album especially for writing, and I encourage you to listen to all of them!


And that’s all I have for today! Hopefully you’ll be able to find some music that you’ll enjoy to help with your writing!


-- Linyang Zhang


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