[Laura Slingo | News Editor]
Here’s a short playlist to transport you into the world of the fantastical. Not totally guaranteed to help you study, but it certainly might awaken that spark of creativity.
‘Wars of Faith’ – audiomachine This track is sure to place you in the land of the epic. audiomachine has produced music for some of the most iconic movie trailers and soundtracks for video games. If you haven’t spotified them yet, do so.
‘Gravity’ – Stephen Price A haunting piece for a journey back to earth, featured at the end of Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. With celestial vocals fuelled by commanding strings, you’re sure to be pulled into the zone.
‘Lily’s Theme’ – Alexandre Desplat From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, here’s another ethereal track featuring softer strings and chiming vocals that are sure to place you in a spiritual trance.
‘Atlas’ – Coldplay From the dystopian adventure film Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Coldplay capture the loneliness and the heartbreak when trying to defeat the impossible. Couldn’t be more appropriate for a study playlist really!
‘Sunshine (Adagio in D Minor)’ – John Murphy This score has been composed by a stream of talented artists over the years and used in a several movies due to its epic intensity. John Murphy bravely composed this version for science-fiction thriller Sunshine, but it has also been used in trailers, such as X-Men: Days of Future Past.
‘Dance of the Druids’ – Bear McCreary, Raya Yarbrough This Celtic-themed track is from TV series Outlander and does nothing other than transport us into the world of the medieval, the magical, and the epic.
‘Concerning Hobbits’ – Howard Shore Because I just couldn’t not put this track into a fantasy playlist… If you don’t know what movie it’s from, please seek medical attention immediately.
Hopefully you’re now in touch with your imaginative flare and able to get on with that studying. Of course, you might just be wishing to charge into a quasi-medieval battle with a magic wand instead…