More playlists to work from home (or study)

At Distant Crew, we love a good playlist when working from home or studying. We know how beneficial music is in terms of boosting productivity and creativity, as well as keeping us entertained and focused. That’s why we’ve decided to bring you more Spotify playlists to work from home (or study).

This is the third part of our WFH playlists series, so make sure to check the previous ones before reading on.

Last week we took a scientific approach, bringing you music genres that are proven to dramatically improve productivity and overall worker satisfaction. This week is no excuse. Therefore, read on to discover more genres to add to your music collection.

Instrumental Rock 

We said before and we’ll say it now. Instrumental music is your friend if you struggle to focus while working or study. The goal of background music is to be as less distracting as possible. So, if you’re like me, you’ll probably struggle to listen to your favorite music without turning into a karaoke diva.

Instrumental rock has the “pump” and energy you need to stay focused on while being less distracting due to the no-lyrics situation. That being said, take a listen to our favorite instrumental rock playlists.

Slow-medium Tempo Music 

Although this is not a music genre. Research has shown that sometimes tempo is more important than music type.
A study by Dr. Emma Gray, a cognitive-behavioral therapist, and Spotify found that music with a tempo of 50 to 80 beats per minute puts our brain in a focused state that enhances creativity and productivity.

Now, the benefit of this is that you can select any music you like as long as it has the appropriate tempo. The good news is that you don’t need to check which of our favorite songs follow this rule. Simply check one of our DC playlists and start listening.

Our own creation of slow pop favorites to get those creative juices flowing:

Calming Piano 

We’re taking a turn back to the instrumental music aisle. This time focusing only on the piano. This instrument is known to be calming and relaxing, perfect for when you need to focus and get creative.

The piano is an all-time favorite for students and remote workers, and it’s quite easy to find great piano playlists on Spotify. However, most people tend to listen to classical piano, so we want to bring you something a little different. Check out these not-so-obvious piano playlists.


Jazz tends to be a little underestimated. Mainly because we associate jazz with loud and fast tunes that don’t really match a study session. However, this genre is very broad giving us many soft and slow-tempo tunes that are great for working or studying.

Following the 50-80 bpm rule, many Spotify playlists include Jazz hits and covers that will make you feel like you’re in a quiet coffee shop ready to finish that task you’ve been procrastinating. So, give jazz a try and experiment with these playlists.

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I hope you enjoyed this week’s edition of WFH music. Don’t forget to follow us on Spotify and come back next week for more awesome music!

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