It is being hyped as “scientifically proven to be the most relaxing song ever.” There are even hints that it may be “dangerous” to listen to while driving etc. The song is “Weightless” by Marconi Union.
According to the study, in creating “Weightless,” the band uses a process called ‘entrainment’ to relax the listener – the continuous rhythm of 60 bpm (beats per minute) causes the brainwaves and heart rate to synchronize with the rhythm, before gradually slowing to around 50.
Sure, it relaxes you – but what ambient music track doesn’t? Most relaxing ever? I don’t know. Best use of the web and social media to market a song that would normally not even pique the interest of the public? Certainly!