Is your mind rushing and you need to clear your head? Try out putting on these albums to help you fall asleep, says Student Life.
“Strange Trails” by Lord Huron
“Strange Trails” feels like more than just an album; it feels like a collection of stories. The album uses melody and cadence to create an assortment of musical styles. That being said, all of the music in the album, while some is upbeat, is calming. The album feels like it’s set in the Pennsylvania woods; listening to “Strange Trails” feels almost like a bedtime story. The music of the album is beautifully melancholy and haunting. Whenever I’m having trouble sleeping I put on this album and am asleep by “Hurricane,” the fourth song on the album. — Josh Zucker, Senior Cadenza Editor
“Water Night” by Eric Whitacre
This classical album is conducted by Eric Whitacre and performed by the Eric Whitacre Singers and the London Symphony Orchestra. With both choral and orchestral tracks, this album is relaxing and easy to fall asleep to, especially with repetitive lyrics, soothing melodies, tracks that are over 10 minutes long and surprisingly complicated cluster chords. If you hate dissonance, don’t put this on, but otherwise, “Water Night” is a good choice. — Elizabeth Grossman, Contributing Writer