Whenever I go outside for a little stroll I often take a pair of headphones with me and I feel even more relaxed as I walk along. Here are my favourite songs for me to walk to:
12. NIKI – Lowkey
This relaxing instrumental coupled with a beautiful chorus provides the mind-set of me in a field of flowers. The chorus provides most of the enjoyment for this track and is the main reason I go back to it. But for the most part it’s calm in every way.
11. Rich Brian – Glow Like Dat
The chorus is catchy and I love the mild guitars as well, I especially love the pre-chorus too. Whenever I listen to this song I instantly feel so relaxed which is why this is one of the songs I play when I go for a walk.
10. Swae Lee – Hurt To Look
In the start it features the sound of waves to set the scene, the instrumental is smooth, I really like the synths, the smooth vocals and catchy chorus. This excellent setting makes this a nice song for walking.
9. Bryson Tiller – Been That Way
I like the calm synths and the light drums in this song as well as a nice hook. I also really liked his album “Trapsoul” with this particular song being one of my favourites. This gives off a nice cloudy aesthetic and this gives a good walking theme.
8. Kendrick Lamar – Yah
This is one of the calmer tracks in “DAMN.” This features a melodic tone from Kendrick as well as soothing drums which are easily the best part of this track. I like a lot of Kendrick’s smoother stuff and this is easily one of the more replayable and relaxing tracks from Kendrick I’ve heard.
7. Pnb Rock – Selfish
This was one of my most replayed songs in 2017 partly because of the chorus which I used to play a lot whilst walking. It is beautifully sung and the production has a nice R&B groove. Also the synths help contribute to the beauty of this track.
6. Drake – Feel No Ways
My personal favourite of “Views” this features a sad 90s disco groove and Drake sings beautifully and the chorus is just the cherry on top for a divine walking song. This is also perfect for a drive but that’s out of context, it’s still equally as good to listen to when you’re on foot.
5. XXXTentacion – SAD!
I listen to this track whenever I’m walking along the school halls. This has nice sounding keys. I also like how well constructed this track is since it’s also got drums and guitars appearing as the track progresses. Also the chorus is catchy too and this is what makes this track good for walking in halls (just don’t get caught by a teacher).
4. J Cole – No Role Modelz
One of J Cole’s well known songs of my favourite J Cole album “2014 Forest Hill Drive”. This song has a calm and motivational feel and has an inspiring message of not having role models but still making it. This inspiring feel encourages me to have a wonderful time whilst walking along the pavement.
3. Jaden – Summertime In Paris feat. Willow
This is one of the soft spots on his recent album “Erys” and this song easily matches the title, it feels like Summertime in Paris or in fact summertime anywhere. This features relaxing guitars and drums as well as smooth singing from Jaden and Willow. This track is also about falling in love so it makes sense for this song to be calm and relaxing.
2. Juice WRLD – Legends
This is a track with serious subject matter and it’s a tribute song to Lil Peep and XXXTentacion. This has a wavy guitar instrumental and mellow drums and hi-hats. This song is perfect in the rain or just when you’re in a bad mood. I just listen to this track purely for that soothing tone. I just love it when Juice WRLD works with smooth guitar production.
1. Joji – Slow Dancing In The Dark
This has to be number one. It contains one of the most brilliant choruses I’ve heard this decade. It’s also got well produced synths and I love the build-up during the chorus. This is also another great track off “Ballads 1”. This great combination of all the wonderful things about this track makes this my personal go to for walking.