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Billie Eilishrequested in his first album, When we all fall asleep, where do we go? It turns out she might be the key to finding out, based on a new scientific investigation.
NME reports that Danish researchers from Aarhus University analyzed the music people seek to fall asleep and, surprisingly, classical or soothing music was not their first choice. Instead it was Billie and BTS.
The researchers analyzed more than 1,000 Spotify playlists related to falling asleep, which allowed them to look at more than 200,000 songs.
turns out instead of listening Mozart Or Enya, Spotify users tend to use songs that comfort them. When it comes to songs that ended up on sleep-inspired playlists, researchers singled out BTS’s “Dynamite” and Billie’s “Lovely” collaboration with Khalid.
Scientists say the two songs exemplify uplifting yet energetic tunes, which could help people drift off to dreamland. But, they also say more research is needed to prove it’s the best music for falling asleep to. They note that both artists are very popular right now, which might explain why they’re on so many playlists.
Scientists need to “identify the various reasons why different people choose different music for sleep”. On the one hand, “music that is softer, slower, instrumental, and more often played on acoustic instruments than others” may help people sleep, but their study “shows wide variation, including music characterized by high energy and tempo”.
Overall, they believe this study will be helpful in “advancing our understanding of how music is used to regulate human behavior in everyday life.”
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