i do music things with my butterfly wings.



No Words

As a race, I think we’re failing ourselves and the future. This planet, this place that we call home, is so precious and we’re just making everything harder for ourselves as a whole. We humans overthink everything, fight about everything, and make a big deal out of everything. At the end of the day, none of us have forever, so why can’t we all just be kind and learn to live with one another in peace now? I know it’s wishful thinking but we’re all thinking it… or at least many of us are.

Anyways, when it gets too noisy and busy out in the world I like to listen to music that puts me in a more relaxed and calm state of mind. Instrumental music, in particular for me, creates that sense of zen. Songs don’t need words to tell a story, after all.

Here’s a list of some of my favorite instrumental pieces:


Kygo “Piano Jam”

Get your instrumental piano fix here ladies and gents.

The Piano Guys “Fight Song/Amazing Grace”

From the opening bag pipes to the elegant piano to the soaring violin, this is instrumental music at its finest. Pairing up Rachel Platten’s recent hit, “Fight Song” with the classic “Amazing Grace” was also kind of brilliant.

Josh Vietti “A Thousand Miles”

(Originally by Vanessa Carlton)

This instrumental, violin-infused version of the classic early 00′s chart topper is freaking fantastic. If you, like me, enjoy instrumental covers of popular songs, you’ll want to check him out for sure. His “Tender Love” is on point. And for all of you soon-to-be-married’s, he does an excellent “Canon In D” cover as well.

Dave Barnes “Mississippi”

This acoustic, instrumental piece is breathtaking from beginning to end. It’s one of those songs that makes me visualize the simple beauties of life -nature, summer sun, fireflies, first kisses, holding hands, things like that. I really love this.

Paul Cardall “Gracie’s Theme" 

I’ve always enjoyed instrumental music. From Disney to Broadway Musicals to Motion Picture Films, thematic sounds have always brought me joy and peace. While looking for new instrumental songs recently, I happened upon Paul Cardall’s breathtaking "Gracie’s Theme”. It’s simply on another level. Enjoy!

Vitamin String Quartet “Yellow” (Originally by Coldplay)

VSQ makes beautiful instrumental versions of popular songs. I first heard their music at my friends wedding. There are a TON of songs of theirs on Spotify. Very relaxing music to listen to while working. Or commuting. Just lovely.

“Yellow” was one of the standouts for me. However, almost everything they do is wonderful.

Chequerboard “The Sorrow Bird”

I’m a sucker for good instrumental music. And the entire album this particular song is from, The Unfolding, is quite beautiful. 

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