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Study With Me - Playlists for Study

By Kiara Warner

Date Published: 29/04/2020

POV: it’s 2:00am the night before your final exam. You’ve left all study until the very last minute and if you want to pass this class pulling an all-nighter is your only option. Determined to succeed you hunker down and try to get stuck into it… BUT you’re not sure what soundtrack will fuel your study session, and instead of putting in the hard yards you end up spending the whole night looking for the right tracks and missing the mark. 

 

I get you; finding the perfect study soundtrack is difficult, but it shouldn’t be your top priority with exams right around the corner. 

So instead of spending your precious revision time hunting for the perfect playlists, check out a few of our recommendations to keep you in the zone:

FROM SPOTIFY:

Lofi hiphop music – beats to relax/study to: 

Of course, we have to start with the lo-fi playlist of all lo-fi playlists. 

With over 2million Spotify subscribers, you can’t go wrong with this absolute classic. This playlist features a “daily selection of 200 chill beats” to keep you focused for hours on end.

Link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0vvXsWCC9xrXsKd4FyS8kM?si=GEBWNHXKRA-mB8Gp2d6qfQ

Recent Releases:

Lush Lofi:

Spotify isn’t kidding when it says this playlist has “the chilliest instrumental lo-fi beats, certified lush.”  With tropical, chill vibes all around, no distracting lyrics, and over 800 000 followers, this playlist is perfect for a laid-back session of catching up on readings and revising notes. (also, this playlist got me through the HSC so I can personally vouch for it!)

Link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DXc8kgYqQLMfH?si=4Edg9DIMQguA13atdjuuBw

Classical Study Music:

Over 4 hours of classical music for those who enjoy the likes of Debussy, Schubert, and Yiruma. 

Link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3sw0t0icwozVoQP5J2Z8cX?si=e8gG7JO3T7qBVPaOv-kIVw

Soundtrack Playlists:

Almost as great accompaniment to your workflow as they are to their original movies, here are a few soundtracks to keep you afloat during exam season.

- Theory of Everything

https://open.spotify.com/album/02VRifrsiTM73hPGjXduRQ?si=qzs- bjUdQruvMyth4NtWhw

FROM YOUTUBE:

Cribblingdepression:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0d8ioz_MWw0UlqcOsosIJg

Despite the questionable name, this channel features an impressive archive of playlists. 

The channel features mainly Korean lofi hiphop and rnb tracks, but also has other short lo-fi playlists if that’s not up your alley.

Check out these playlists: 


 

Chill Beats to Quarantine To:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA56B4JyTgI&t=1165s

 

When Will Smith uploads a lo-fi study playlist; you listen to it. Inspired by the aforementioned classic lo-fi playlist, his 1.5hour video of lo-fi beats without lyrics is perfect for your daily study sessions.

ROKER:

https://www.youtube.com/user/UltraVideo7

If you haven’t yet explored the City Pop genre, now is the time to do so. Originating in Japan in the late 70s, the use of synths and its jazz-pop influences create a sense of false nostalgia and inspire creativity during those late night study sessions. ROKER’s channel features multiple city pop playlists for easy listening.

 

Get started with City Pop Mix Vol. 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9EvqT3UuS4 


 

Kiara Warner

UNSW Business Society Publications Director 2020

UNSW Business Society

UNSW Kensington Sydney, NSW 2030 Australia