Take a moment’s respite from the world’s worries with our playlist to help relax troubled minds.

With ever-more worrying news from at home and around the world piling into our inboxes, social media feeds, headlining the newspapers and blaring out of our TVs and radios, sometimes we all just need a moment to switch off. For some that may mean silence and meditation. For others, it helps to get lost in music.

Here we’ve picked eleven songs – from the disparate likes of The Beatles and Michael Nyman to Mozart and M83 – that never fail to calm our minds and help us allay our fears. In the coming weeks, we’ll be compiling a whole host of playlists to help lift spirits. We’d love to hear from you across our social channels to learn what songs always help you to unwind. Do get in touch via Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. And, as ever, stay safe. Stay indoors.

Listen to the playlist on Spotify.

By Nancy Alsop
March 2020


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