Marconi Union’s song, Weightless, is garnering a lot of attention these days.
Researchers at Mindlab International in the U.K. have been trying to find activities, behaviors, and songs that reduce anxiety levels in people. Let’s face it, friends, we all have our moments battling anxiety. Any easy, non-pharmaceutical solutions would be incredibly helpful.
The neuroscientist found that one particular song, Marconi Union’s “Weightless,” absurdly resulted in a 65 percent reduction in anxiety. The kicker? This was almost double what their best naturally anxiety reducers typically yield as far as results go. That’s a huge uptick and makes this song definitely worth a listen, particularly if you are feeling a little stressed. Researchers claim the song seems to lower the stress hormone, cortisol, which is what prompts the lowered anxiety.
I have to admit, it did make me feel better. But was the affect placebo? Decide for yourself.