What is chill music?

Chill-out music encompasses a broad range of styles and genres, from ambient, downtempo, electronic, jazz and classical to popular, electronic and pop.

Chill-out music is all about slowing down your mind and body. Most artists claim that their music can reduce stress or enhance relaxation, but the fact remains that there are no “magic bullets” for stress management.

Chill-out music is typically a very slow track with minimal instruments, but it can have an effect on your brain chemicals (endorphins), which in turn can help you relax. Some artists use chill-out music as a way to unwind after a long day at work or at home.

Others use chill-out music as an aid to concentrate on work or study.

The Origins of Chill-Out

Chill-out music is a subgenre of ambient music, a genre that originated in the late 1960s and early 1970s. This genre was popularized by the electronic dance music of the 1980s and 1990s, but has since been revitalized through the use of chill-out music.

This article looks at several different chill-out genres (in addition to the main subgenre of Chill Music), and discusses their origins.


Ambient is a genre that sounds very different in each of its many variations.

For example, the following are variations on the sound of the same song:

1. The first variation is a piece with a single, repeating guitar line (like “Chilean Sea” by Fennesz).

2. The second variation has ghostly piano chords, a calm, almost ethereal sound and minimal percussion (like “Casino” by Seefeel).

3. The third variation has the same basic beat from the first two but with an icy synth pad replacing the guitar (as in “Chillwave” by Lianne La Havas).

4. The fourth variation adds subtle bass lines and tribal percussion to create a more aggressive and percussive sound (as in “Chillout” by Luke Slater).5. The fifth variation is similar to 4 but with more complex rhythms and more percussion (like “Indian Chillout” by Leela James).


Music is an art form, and music has been a part of life in one way or another since the dawn of time. Most people have heard the words “music” and “rock” together at some point, but many don’t understand what they mean; that is, they don’t know all of the many definitions associated with them.Here, I hope to provide you with a brief introduction to some of the very broad but very important categories of music and give you a taste of what chill-out music is, in one or two sentences.


It’s now a well-established fact that the way you describe your product is what matters to a lot of people. If you are pursuing a niche audience, this is one of the most important aspects of your marketing.SA good sample would be The Weeknd’s “The Maiden Voyage” (which has been described as “the complete opposite” of ambient). The song starts out with just bass notes and then builds up into an ambient element over time.These are the genres that I’m going to use for this post (as BeyondCorp has already covered in a previous blog).


IWhat makes it chill? What does it sound like – and why would you want to listen to it?Chill music is music meant for relaxation and/or meditation. It’s typically slow and quiet, with gentle drum beats or mellow guitar chords that help you get into a meditative state.

The hope is that everything else fades away, leaving only the sound of your mind wandering in a blissful bubble of pleasant solitude.This isn’t the only kind of music you can find on the Internet, but there are some common elements: slow tempo (not too fast, not too slow), guitar-based instruments, soft vocals, piano or keys (and maybe even strings), ambient sounds like wind chimes or rain sounds, etc.