Whether you’re heading back to school, returning to work, or just missing December’s holiday cheer, the start of a new year can be a stressful time. For that reason, it’s always important to unwind and find a sense of calmness. For many, that pursuit often takes the form of listening to music. Musician Lucas Cooper recently released this bundle of lo-fi Zelda remixes “to study or relax to,” celebrating the third anniversary of his first album, A Storm of Songs. A collaboration with 11 different lo-fi artists to whom Cooper sent his original piano arrangements, this new album consists of 11 remixes.

These are the collaborating artists, listed in their order of appearance on the album:


Clocking in at nearly 25 minutes, this album is great for knocking out a stressful project, or settling down after a long day’s work. One of my favorite tracks is “Song of Healing,” featuring the talent of lo-fi creator Jembei. “Song of Healing” is a Zelda track that never fails to put me in a relaxed or focused state. The needle-talk — that is, the noise that sounds like static from a vinyl record — is a welcome feature that elevates any lo-fi mix to the next level. What’s more, the low, distant voice chatter creates the perfect atmosphere for reflecting and relaxing.

This album is available to listen to on YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music. Each song is also available as a single from this YouTube playlist. If what you’ve heard here tickles your fancy, give Cooper’s other work a listen as well. In addition to other Zelda covers like “Link is Awake” from Link’s Awakening, he’s also released music inspired by Pokémon and Octopath Traveler.

Have you listened to this lo-fi mix yet? Is Zelda lo-fi something that helps you focus or wind down? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Lucas Cooper

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