Best New Chill Out

Hello and welcome to yet another edition of The Guard's Best Chill Music! For the next 30 minutes or so, it's all about you, your AirPods and the following vibes as hand-selected from the blogosphere by yours truly. Take this opportunity to turn down the volume on life and instead turn up the volume on Crywolf, Zhu, Maejor and more.
Days of lounging by the pool may be over for another year, but that doesn't mean that we can't take a moment to relax and unwind this September. Which is where The Guard's Best Chill Songs come in. Get comfortable and embrace the imminent arrival of fall with help from the following tracks from Snø, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Michl, Yung Lean, Chrome Sparks and more.
If there’s one thing we all could use some more of, it’s soul. California crooner Moses Sumney's new tune, Worth It, is more or less an a capella ballad save for some sparse hand claps and finger snaps. This minimalist environment, complete with the use of autotune, is sure to draw comparisons to Imogen Heap’s classic Hide and Seek.
This week’s set of the Best of Alternative Chill Out help put a pause on time. For the next 20 minutes or so nothing matters except you and the sounds below. Sit back and enjoy yourselves because it’s not every day that you’re able to treat yourself to some me time. Let’s cruise right into the latest from Raury, Sohn, Broadhurst, and more.
As summer anthems give way to winter warmers, there's nothing quite like getting cozy under the duvet with a pair of headphones during the autumn months. The sun is still going to be shining for a few weeks yet, though, so let's make the most of it by turning up the volume on the following edition of Top Chill Songs. Featuring Kan Wakan, Shoffy & jackLNDN, Bibio and more, consider this your ultimate end-of-summer playlist!
While fall may only be around the corner, rest assured that there's still plenty of summer vibes to go around in the latest edition of Top Chill Songs. Make the best of what's left of the sunny season by grabbing your headphones and checking out the following tracks from Michl, 1999 In Iceland, Courage & Ray BLK, Her, Weyes Blood and many more.
Don't think that you can face another weekend of Olympics coverage? The Guard has got your back! It seems such a waste of time sitting on the couch when you could outside in this beautiful summer weather, listening to the latest dose of Best Chill Music. So turn off the television! Enjoy the sun! And check out the following songs from X I X X, Cafe Lanai, We Are Temporary, NOVAA, TOULOUSE and more while you're at it.
Whatever plans that you have this weekend, be it going out in the sun or staying in to keep cool (this is me!), you're sure to find something here to suit your mood. Don't take my word for it, though – have a listen yourself to the latest from Oshi, Katuchat, Poolside, Ta-ku & Wafia, Cass McCombs and more.
Feel free to accompany me in turning off the television set, putting on some headphones and forgetting about life for a moment with the latest edition of The Guard's Best Chill Songs. I'm not claiming that they're going to solve everything, but if Attlas, Capre, Kllo, IDER, Drugdealer and the five other artists featured here can bring even one of you peace of mind, then it'll all have been worth it. <3.
You know that it's summer when your inbox is literally stacked with top chill music. Something about this hot weather just seems to bring out so much creativity. So grab your headphones and a cool beverage of your choice and enjoy the following tracks from cln, Gallant, JONES, BASECAMP, Jarryd James and more.
Put on your sunglasses and the highest SPF that you can find as the following songs are hotter than the California sun. And believe me, that's saying something! Featuring RY X, Meadowlark, HONNE, Johan, Creaky Jackals and more, add these tracks to your summer mixtape for the ultimate party with friends this weekend. Just don't forget to invite me!
Polographia teamed up with Winston Surfshirt to create the incredibly smooth new single, Sly. This is chill wave to the max, right down to the 90’s surf marketing inspired video. The Aussie bros call their take on electronica organic. I call it lo fi (which is just code for low budget). Regardless of what you call it, it grooves.
Whatever it is that you're doing this season, I'm here to help you stay relaxed every step of the way with the following edition of Best Chill Songs. Featuring RY X, Kelsey Lu, Chet Faker, Du Tonc, Agnes Obel and even more, I hope that you enjoy listening to this playlist as much as I did creating it!