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Curb Road Rage with these 8 Tracks

Published on: 23 June 2015

Music soothes the savage beast - or at least that’s the theory! Are you someone who tends to get into arguments with other drivers? Have you made a car insurance claim for damage that was caused as a result of road rage?

For those of you who find yourselves turning red with rage or blasting your hooter at other drivers more frequently than most, below are eight tracks that are sure to help you find your inner zen.

Marconi Union – 'Weightless'

There is something incredibly hypnotic about this track, leaving you feeling peaceful and focused long before its end. While not quite like the music that most of us are used to, it is definitely worth a listen.

The track was actually created in collaboration with the British Academy of Sound Therapy and its effects have been put to the test at the Mindlab Institution. The conclusion of the study of the song was that it resulted in a 65% reduction in anxiety within all of the test subjects. Need any more reason why this one should be included in your driving playlist?

Airstream – ‘Electra’

Another instrumental masterpiece, ‘Electra’ by Airstream has been deemed the second most relaxing song ever recorded. Its gentle drum beats, comforting piano sounds and water imitations will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Massive Attack – ‘Teardrop’

The soothing beat and heavy bass is what has made this song one of the ultimate ‘me-time’ favourites. While listening to it, you slowly feel everything moving into perspective, making the driver who just cut in front of you so not worth your time or energy.

Dido – ‘Here with Me’

There is something about Dido’s voice that could calm down even the angriest of people in a matter of seconds. Her beautiful, haunting tone and words are sure to enhance the enjoyment, and limit the stress of your driving experience.

Enya – ‘Watermark’

The gorgeous piano notes in this song will uplift your spirits and soothe your senses like you never thought possible. Although short, ‘Watermark’ is a piece of music that will take you on a spiritual journey like no other.

Coldplay – ‘Yellow’

Although most of Coldplay’s hits are pretty chilled out, there is something about ‘Yellow’ that ignites feelings of calm, contentedness and nostalgia. It is a must for anyone looking to de-stress, making it the perfect tool for curbing the effects of road rage.

Angels - ‘The XX’

A gentle ballad with soft, whispered lyrics, ‘The XX’ is definitely haunting in its ability to calm and comfort. Add it to your playlist today and you will instantly be able to chill out the next time that you get behind the wheel.

Moby – ‘Why Does My Heart Feel so Bad?’

Electronica legend, Moby, is known for creating the ultimate in chill-out music. ‘Why Does My Heart Feel so Bad?’ is probably one of his best-known tracks – a true techno masterpiece.

So there you have it, folks – the ultimate playlist for curbing road rage, making it possible for you to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. On a side note, don’t forget to get in touch with MiWay for affordable insurance just in case that other driver does more than cut you off!

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