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Even though this “genre” (if you can actually call it a genre) of music has been around since 90’s, it has seen its rise and fame during the very past few years.
I can’t lie to you that when I first came across this intersting sub-genre of music, I was totally stoked. It was as if, I could find all of my favorite songs finally labelled under one single genre called Lo-fi.
Let’s talk about the main elements of a Lo-fi song: usually, it’s instrumental and there are no vocals (but there are still some Lo-fi songs out there with lyrics and singing). Sometimes the Lo-fi producers like to put some famous speeches or movie dialogue in the middle of their song, to give it some sort of dreamy context and nostalgic feel. Another important part of a Lo-fi song is the beat that the song carries…it’s usually a simple hip-hop ish bit (a kind of beat that you might hear in a rap song).
The influence of Jazz music is extremely popular and apparent in Lo-fi music, so it’s kind of similar to the sub-genre of “Smooth Jazz” with the difference that in Smooth Jazz the song is moving and goes through changes, whereas in Lo-fi changes are very subtle and it feels as if you are in a dream, or an alternate universe where things are not moving much. I call it the “dream zone”.
Lo-fi music is perfect for relaxing, whether in the morning, afternoon, evening or at night. If you simply search “Lo-fi” on platforms like YouTube or Spotify, you will be bombarded with Lo-fi playlists that are designed for specific moods and times of the day such as: coffee time, massage, evenings, yoga, etc.
But Lo-fi is not just used by people who want to relax, it’s kind of a multi-purpose music genre. For instance, most Popping dancers who pop their muscles to the beats and texture of music choose this style of music either for practicing or as the songs to dance Popping to. I personally always listen to Lo-fi songs on the background when I’m working or studying, as it really boosts my concentration. Athletes have also been majorly benefiting from this style of music.
Like I said, right now, this style of music is very hot and a quick search on Youtube, SoundCloud and Spotify will show you millions and millions of songs produced. One interesting aspect of this music is that unlike many genres of music such as Pop music, most of Lo-fi producers are ordinary people who know how to make a song on their computer. So, there is a very good chance that people around you like your neighbors can be lo-fi composers.
Right now there are even talks of having exlusive Lo-fi music festivals or events after Corona pandemic. This is a very interesting music genre in that it intersects with many genres of music such as Jazz and Electronic. So this is a bridge for fans of both music to come together and enjoy the same songs!
One of the Lo-fi artists that I can recommed is Bad Snacks, she is not a famous person, she just knows how to make Lo-fi music on her laptop computer, and thanks to that she has now thousands of fans following her and adoring her songs. This is one of my favorite songs of hers:
In this video, Bad Snacks breaks down how she composed that song:
In 2021 I would love to become a Lo-fi Persian music composer and producer. So stay tuned!
If someone asked me what Lo-fi music means in one sentence, I’d say: close your eyes and welcome to the world of dreaming!