Songs by Beabadoobee and Ashnikko have been remixed for a new music series designed to encourage healing through sound.
The video and audio series from cultural movement woo, called Higher Frequencies, has been launched to combine the “ancient art of sound healing” with the music of popular artists to encourage shifts in brain chemicals.
“Deconstructing beats from today’s most exciting artists, healing frequencies are combined with hypnotising visuals to create a series of deeply transformative films,” a press release said. “The result = a sound healing session like no other.”
Across four 10 minute sessions listeners can hear an uplifting reworking of Ashnikko’s ‘Daisy’, a meditative remix of Beabadoobee’s ‘Talk’, and a soundscape called ‘Game For Life’ by British producer and DJ Vegyn.
Stephen Mai, founder and CEO of woo said: “People think sound healing is f****** weird, it’s alienating and woo woo. Singing bowls are just not relatable. But honestly it’s one of the easiest ways to calm your nerves. We wanted to reimagine what this ritual could be through a cultural lens.
“How do you make something so inaccessible interesting to a broader audience? We approached our favourite artists and worked with sound healers and neuroscience experts to turn iconic tracks into songs that can physically change your mood — making you hit natural highs.”
Robyn Landau, co-founder and director of Kinda Studios, which reworked the tracks, said: “Sound is one of the most powerful ways to regenerate our emotional, physical and mental health. When our brain and body interact with the vibrations of sound, they form a synchronised choreography to support deep states of relaxation on a
“We worked with woo to embed this science into the creative production of Higher Frequencies to maximise the wellbeing benefits of the series.”
You can find links to listen to the tracks here.
Speaking to Rolling Stone UK in a recent interview, Beabadoobee spoke about how she explored different sounds on new album Beatopia. “I was feeling quite lost after Fake It Flowers,” she said. “I didn’t know what type of musician I was meant to be, and it was almost like I was creating music for other people and not myself.” But Covid-related disruptions allowed gave new-found creativity, where she “finally felt [I had] enough freedom to do whatever I wanted”.