Monday, October 29, 2012
Earlier this year British scientists claimed they found the most relaxing song ever. In fact they found the top 10 most relaxing songs ever. The top spot was by Manchester band Marconi Union for their song "Weightless." They used specific rhythms, tones and frequencies to cause "the brainwaves and heart rate to synchronise with the rhythm: a process known as ‘entrainment’." Other acts on the list seemed obvious -- Enya, Mozart -- but some were downright head scratchers: Coldplay? All Saints? WTF? It's an interesting mix.
I'm not sure if "Wings," the debut song from mysterious band (and bad spellers) HAERTS, was a song they listened to. I doubt it since it's brand new but I would argue that it would have a sporting chance of making the list. (Trust me, I'm a doctor.) "Wings" is appropriately titled because is absolutely soars. It's an exquisite piece of music making. There's definitely a touch of All Saints throughout the song, but also a bit of Moby, Susanna Hoffs, and Goldie Hawn on "Laugh-In."