How about listening to some relaxing music? Here is a selection of relaxing songs from five different artists from varied backgrounds. A mix of genres, including grunge, blues, soul, bluegrass, and electronica, guarantees that you won’t get bored.
In case you like the songs I picked and you’re wondering where I can download these as free MP3s, you’ll be pleased to see that further material to fill your mp3 player is available on the respective homepages. Enjoy the music and let us know what you think!
The Sky Drops – Swimming With Fishes
|The Sky Drops is a duo formed by two artists from Delaware, who have previously played in various bands. Their first EP Clouds of People became available in 2006. The song Swimming with Fishes is from their debut album Bourgeois Beat, which was released in August 2009.
Download this song and several more from their homepage.
Blueprint – Deeper Shade Of Blue
Blueprint has been around since 2002. They are covering a wide range of styles and artists, mixed with original songs of their own. Deeper Shade of Blue is a very relaxed blues song that lasts for seven minutes.
Preview and download from, where you’ll find many more free MP3s.
Tom Fox – Wait
Genres: rhythm & blues, jazz, gospel, soul
|Tom Fox released his EP Ocean’s Caress in October 2009. Two of the four songs can be downloaded legally from his website. All songs are available through MySpace. It’s the perfect background music for a rainy and lazy Sunday.
Download the song from his homepage and find one more free track there.
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The Mighty Ghosts – Look Down That Lonesome Road
|The Mighty Ghosts interpret old-time music and perform their own material, using a very diverse combination of instruments. Their arrangements accommodating ukuleles, fiddle, standup bass, tenor banjo, mountain dulcimer, and countless percussion instruments make for a unique sound.
The melancholic song Look Down That Lonesome Road is from their self-titled album The Mighty Ghosts of Heaven, released in 2007. Since the departure of a founding member earlier this year, they have renamed themselves to simply The Mighty Ghosts.
Preview and download this and other songs from.
Nehoryn – Golden Hyphen
Genres: electronica, pop, alternative
|Nehoryn is an artist from France, releasing his work under the Creative Commons License (CC BY.NC.ND). He also founded the independent label “Hack My Music!”.
Preview and download the title track and the entire album Golden Hyphen from his homepage. Right-click on each track and select > Download This Track to download select songs or look for the > Download with Dogmazic link on the right for a ZIP download of the full album.
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