Synthwave: The Surprising Solution to Overcoming Anxiety

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The Unexpected Benefits of Music for Mental Health

Synthwave, which many call retro wave or new retro wave, is a genre of music that combines elements of 1980s pop culture with modern electronic sounds to create a nostalgic yet futuristic sound. Many people, ourselves included (and one of the reasons why we started producing music in this style) have found that listening to this music can be an unexpected solution for overcoming anxiety and other mental health issues.

One reason for this may be the calming effect of the new retro wave music. The slow, steady beats and dreamy melodies can help to soothe racing thoughts and promote relaxation. Additionally, many people find that the upbeat rhythms and positive lyrics can help to lift their mood and improve their overall outlook on life.

Another benefit of listening to synthwave is its ability to transport listeners to another time and place. For those who are struggling with stress or anxiety in their daily lives, escaping into a world of neon lights, palm trees, and retro-futuristic landscapes can provide much-needed relief from reality. Whether you’re driving down the highway at night or lounging at home with headphones on, there’s something about the sound ofretro wave that just feels like pure escapism – in the best possible way.

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What is Synthwave? An Overview of the Genre and Its Origins

New retro wave is a genre of electronic music that emerged in the late 2000s and early 2010s. It draws inspiration from the sounds and aesthetics of 1980s pop culture, particularly from science fiction films, video games, and television shows. It is characterized by its heavy use of synthesizers, drum machines, and retro sound effects.

The origins of synthwave can be traced back to France in the mid-2000s when artists such as Kavinsky started incorporating retro elements into their music. The genre gained popularity in the United States through online communities dedicated to 80s nostalgia and retro-futurism. Today, retro wave has a growing fan base worldwide with festivals dedicated to the genre happening all over the world.

Many people find that listening to synthwave helps them overcome anxiety because it evokes feelings of nostalgia and comfort while also offering an escape from reality. The dreamy soundscapes often associated with new retro wave are perfect for relaxation or meditation. Additionally, many artists within this genre focus on themes such as self-improvement and personal growth which can be helpful for those struggling with anxiety or other mental health issues.

Research into Music Therapy: How Synthwave Can Help Alleviate Anxiety

As per recent research, music therapy has been identified as an effective way to treat anxiety. Retro wave is now being explored as a possible solution to alleviate anxiety. The genre features a nostalgic sound and retro-futuristic style that can transport listeners back to a simpler time.

It is believed that the repetitive patterns and rhythms of synthwave tracks have a calming effect on the mind. Moreover, its slow tempo and gentle melodies help reduce stress levels by promoting relaxation. Additionally, the use of synthesized sounds creates an otherworldly atmosphere that can distract listeners from anxious thoughts.

Music therapy has also shown that listening to specific types of music can change brain activity and improve mood. In particular, new retro wave’s ability to evoke positive emotions could be beneficial for individuals struggling with anxiety disorders

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Your music, your emotions: relaxation and focus

One of the reasons we started creating synthwave ourselves was because we wanted to use music as a means to positive change in the world and this was a genre that adapted itself well to the goal.

As such, we invite you to listen to our catalogue on Spotify on both the main eLxAr and secondary The Magic Portal projects.

Should you find a track/song you enjoy and find benefit in, you can download it for free from our Ko-Fi Shop.

Why for free?

Even if we need to survive just like everyone else, our main goal has always been to provide benefits to people and the world. We thus concluded that the economic aspect of the project should assume a secondary relevance.

If you find our work to be beneficial to you, then you can donate and support us as you see fit by either donating a little something on subscribing to Ko-Fi.

We hope that our music will work fine on helping you relax and find a renewed focus on your own life!

Immerse in the synthwave

Experience the power of retro wave music. Dive into our Spotify catalogue and find relaxation and focus.

Embracing Music as a Tool for Self-Care and Mental Wellness

In conclusion, embracing this style of music as a tool for self-care and mental wellness can provide numerous benefits. The genre’s futuristic and nostalgic soundscapes have been found to be effective in reducing stress and anxiety levels, inducing feelings of relaxation and calmness. Listening to retro wave can also serve as a form of escapism from the everyday stresses of life.

Moreover, incorporating synthwave into daily routines can help individuals achieve a state of mindfulness by promoting focus and concentration. This type of music offers an avenue for exploring emotions that may be difficult to express through words alone.

Overall, by taking advantage of the soundscape provided by new retro wave music, individuals can improve their overall well-being while enjoying the creative aspects of this genre.

Luca & Alex