Best New Chill Out

We Are The Guard’s latest pick for Best New Track is a haunting symphony. Ayia’s Ruins weaves indistinguishable vocals and instrumentals together that spiral into another glass-cutting universe.
Santa Monica-based artist OPUS ORANGE is sending chills down our spines here at The Guard with his beautifully haunting and must-hear new single, Moon River. For this track they’ve teamed up with songstress KOTOMI who provides some seriously intoxicating vocal work that will keep you coming back for repeat listens.
It's Friday, which can only mean one thing... Welcome to yet another edition of We Are: The Guard's Best Chill Songs! Featuring Autograf, Tülpa & BLANKTS, Rationale, Opus Orange, Oscar Key Sung and more, the following playlist is sure to offer a perfect start to any weekend!
As The Guard undergoes its metamorphosis into We Are: The Guard, this weekly dose of Best Chill Music feels as vital as ever. When the drama and the politics get all too much this Friday, you can simply put on your headphones and restore some positive vibes with the following songs from Andrew Luce, Kevin Garrett, Bipolar Sunshine, Bruno Major, vōx and more.
Brand new artist On Planets (aka Sean Wharton) just released his debut single, Cure, and it’s our first taste of his upcoming EP, Personal Space. The Vancouver-based producer is quickly stirring up some well-deserved buzz with this celestial sounding track.
Blindside is the brooding new track from the wonderfully moody UK-based duo, AQUILO, and it’s everything we’d hoped it would be. It’s an emotionally charged three minutes and 15 seconds that has us totally ready for their debut full length album, Silhouettes.
Mysterious teenage artist SPOOKY BLACK aka Corbin Smidzik has been creating some well-deserved hype over the past couple of years with his unique, chilled-out take on the alternative R&B genre. The Minnesota native laid low for most of 2016, but now he’s back and refreshed with a brand new track called “Destrooy” (and no, that is not a typo).
If you're looking to switch off from reality this Friday, then you're very much in the right place. Featuring Bruno Major, Sampha, Henry Green and more, consider the following edition of The Guard's Best Chill Songs your 30-minute escape from the world around you.
Instead of getting mad at the inauguration, why not bring some much-needed positivity to your day with help from the following dose of The Guard's Top Chill Songs? Featuring Alicia Keys, Bonobo, Shallou, Aquilo, Bearcubs and even more, feel free to spread the good vibes among your friends when you're done!
Ease up on the stress a little this weekend with the following edition of Best Chill Music. By taking a couple of days out with the latest tracks from dvsn, Seeb, Emma Sameth, Pollàri & Lil Peep, Lonelyspeck and others, maybe you'll come back even more determined to achieve that New Year's resolution of yours!
Dan Vidmar, the artist with the moniker of Shy Girls has left a lot of ladies and gentlemen drooling. His lyrics carry so much soul that make even the coldest of hearts want to feel. His latest pop ballad, Why I Love, opens up haunting and devastating tone that is memorable due to the Vidmar’s vocals. I also feel that it’s a perfect track for the season.
Christmas is mere hours away, and while much of the music blogosphere is done for 2016, we're taking it upon ourselves here at The Guard to bring you one last opportunity to relax and recharge your batteries before the holidays. Enjoy the Best Chill Songs of Week 51 from Bonobo, The M Machine, Echos and more.
The only thing that's preventing me from having a complete breakdown this holiday season is the following edition of Top Chill Songs. If it wasn't for the latest tracks from Mansionair, Gems, Shy Girls and more coming to my rescue, I'm pretty sure that I'd be slumped in a Starbucks somewhere, cry-singing Mariah Carey into my Eggnog Latte as we speak!