My Favorite Instrumental Songs
Music is always great to have playing in the background. When I am writing, however, lyrics can often be distracting. This is where I look up different instrumentals so I can remain motivated without shifting my focus to having a Taylor Swift concert in my room. Here are ten of my favorite instrumentals:
On its own this song by Sigur Rós is beautiful, but I prefer to listen to the slowed down version of YouTube. This song has been my go to since I was in middle school. There is something so peaceful about it that helps me stay focused.
- Heart of Courage
This is a more upbeat song by Two Steps from Hell. It is one of those songs that makes you feel like you are living in a movie. It is an incredibly motivating instrumental that is great to listen to when writing a book.
- River Flows in You
This beautiful Yiruma piano piece has been on my playlist for years. I always put learning piano on the back burner, but this song always seems to motivate me to start learning again. It is so pretty and delicate.
- Bella’s Lullaby
This was the first song I started learning on my keyboard when I was a kid. I know a simple version of the right hand part. Twilight may be judged harshly, but the music in their movies is absolutely gorgeous. Carter Burwell composed the score and did a beautiful job.
- I Need You
This song is on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire official score composed by James Newton Howard. I love all of the songs on this soundtrack, but this one is by far my favorite. I Need You captures the feeling of hope and sensitivity elegantly.
- Turning Page
Turning Page by Sleeping at Last was featured in the Twilight films as well. It is another song primarily featuring the piano that is simply beautiful. This is a song that perfectly embodies love as a whole.
- My Tears Are Becoming A Sea
This M83 song is a new addition to my writing playlist. I listen to the original with lyrics more often, but the instrumental holds the same level of emotion and power.
Saturn by Sleeping at Last is not a very distracting song on its own, but the instrumental version makes an already captivating song sound more vulnerable. Saturn is a song that sounds like walls being broken down and leaving your heart unguarded.
- To Build a Home
To Build a Home by The Cinematic Orchestra starts off simple and gradually builds up in power. It feels like growing up in a song. What starts off so easy becoming increasingly complicated and seems to go by in the blink of an eye.
Maroon by Taylor Swift is a new song on her Midnights album. The original song is one of my favorites on the album. This instrumental has a completely different tone. It is eerie and will send chills down your spine.