Sometimes, there’s nothing worse than the quietude of the empty apartment when you’re stuck working remotely. What you might need to get your creative juices flowing is the right soundtrack for your work.
Everyone’s heard that Mozart’s music is number one when it comes to concentration. However, if you’re tired of listening to the genius himself, some other alternatives can help you keep you motivated.
We’ve prepared a small selection from which you can choose.
Soundtrack for your novel
Find the songs that best convey the energy and the mood of your novel, or any other writing project. The time spent creating the playlist is not wasted either—it gives you time to think and analyze your project and helps you understand it better. You can focus on either your entire project, specific characters, or themes. If you need some inspiration on how to get started, She-Ra and The Princesses of Power creator Noelle Stevenson shared a number of her own playlists, including this one, on Spotify.
Video game music is composed to keep the player concentrated, so it can do wonders for working as well. Our personal favorites: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, The Elder Scrolls, Legend of Zelda, and Child of Light.
While Mozart is always the go-to composer when it comes to music for concentration, there are plenty of others that can be just as good for you. You can try out Chopin, Debussy, Brahms, or someone more contemporary, like Hans Zimmer.
There’s another option for those who find songs, or any music, in fact, too distracting. You may check out ambient sounds. You can opt for sounds of nature, a quiet library, the crackling of the fireplace, the sound of the raindrops pattering against the window… just take your pick.
Is there any other music that keeps you motivated while working? Let us know, and don’t forget to get in touch if you’re done working on your next project. We’d love to help! Email us.