In honor of the beginning of bar prep tomorrow (OMGEEE, so terrifying) I have compiled some of my favorite music to study to for your and my reference. I know I will likely need to return to this post multiple times this summer to remind myself where I can find good music
Study Sess Survival
Olafur Arnalds - Ljosio
Bon Iver - Holocene
Sooo hypnotizing, right? This got me through 3L finals. If you go to the Bon Iver YouTube Page you can watch a playlist of some of the music videos as well as all of the videos which were included in the DELUXE release of the self-titled Sophomore album which won Best Alternative Music Album and the Man Behind Bon Iver Justin Vernon the Grammy for Best New Artist.
Sigur Ros+BBC/Nat. Geo's Planet Earth
Some brilliant person out there decided to combine the visuals of Nat Geo/BBC's Planet Earth with the symphonically epic music of Sigur Ros, the result is: Spec.tac.u.lar. the challenge is not to get drawn into the the breathtaking beauty of the video. I have to listen to this with the window minimized if I'm actually trying to get work done. On a break however, these are a saving reminder of how life is bigger than me, it's bigger than whatever work I'm doing, and all I can hope to do is contribute something small and good to it.
Explosions in the Sky - Your Hand in Mine
Explosions in the Sky - The Only Moment We Were Alone
There is a music video for this which plays in my head every time i hear this song. It's a colorless, frozen moment in time which flashes to the past and future during the crashing drums at the epic height of the song's climax before slowly freezing again. This is my true escape-from-reality-song, and I have a feeling I'll need it in the weeks to come....