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Kygo releases collection of ambient remixes and reworks through Calm

By | Published on Monday 15 June 2020


Kygo has become the latest artist to release a collection of ambient music through meditation app Calm. The 60 minute mix – which follows the release of his new album ‘Golden Hour’ – features reworked tracks from his back catalogue, including a piano instrumental version of recent single ‘I’ll Wait’.

“I hope these remixes can help people who are stressed or anxious”, says the producer. “It’s a really calm playlist, with a lot of piano songs, so hopefully it can help you unwind and stress down”.

Kygo joins Sam Smith, Five Seconds Of Summer, Above & Beyond, Sigur Rós, Moby, Tom Middleton, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and more in releasing music and mixes through Calm. All of which is locked behind the app’s premium paywall (although – top tip – the Apple TV version of the app doesn’t have that paywall for some reason).

Last year, the company reported that it had signed-up “well over” one million paying users, so that’s a pretty significant potential audience for musicians. Equally, increasingly becoming an ambient streaming service as well as a meditation app, differentiates Calm from its competitors.

Meanwhile, here’s the video for Kygo’s non-ambient collaboration with OneRepublic, ‘Lose Somebody’: