UK indie band, London Grammar have released three California Soil remixes on meditation app Calm. Get the full details here!
The indie trio are self-professed sufferers of difficulties and anxiety around sleep. It seems only natural that they should team up with mindfulness and meditation giant, Calm, to aid sleep-deprived fellows with music.
Keyboardist and drummer, Dot Major confessed to using music as a method of allaying fears of the dark and worries around sleep when he was younger.
“Here is something to help you sleep, I’ve made sure there’s nothing jarring in there. Just cyclical rhythms and harmony that hopefully appeals to your senses in the most soporific way.”
California Soil is the band’s third studio album, and was released in April this year. Tracks that have had the relaxation treatment include All My Love, California Soil, and Lord It’s A Feeling. Each of the elongated mixes range from 15 to 60 minutes long.
London Grammar are not the first band to work with Calm to help promote mindfulness and better sleep. Previous artists to work with the app include Diplo and Harry Styles. Last month, Arcade Fire worked with meditation competitor Headspace to release an exclusive 45-minute long instrumental track, Memories in the Age of Anxiety.
There has been a rise in the popularity of apps such as Calm and Headspace. This could be attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic, and a raised awareness of the importance of mental wellbeing. As such, we will likely be seeing more musical collaborations in an attempt to bring us calm in the future.
If you’re feeling burnt out, up against it, or just generally in need of a break then Synchedin has your back. Check out our collection of Relaxing Sounds For Sleep for a gentle nudge in the direction of slumber.