The Coziest Soundscapes for Escaping Emotional Crises and Existential Dread This January

Clare Wieck
2 min readJan 4, 2021
Captain von Trapp and Maria in their luxury upstate New York treehouse. Photo: pure julia

Watch your worries evaporate like steam off a freshly baked loaf of sourdough and snuggle into this 12-hour ASMR-inspired winter soundscapes playlist.

Tracks include:

Lively 1920s New York Café Inside Hogwarts’ Great Hall

Cat Purring In Boston Bookstore While Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole Crunch Through Snow in Nearby Park

Bilbo Baggins’ Crackling Fireplace with Finnish Sauna Steam in Background

Snow Falling on Pigeon Wings in Trafalgar Square in January, 1844 (now with extra hustle and bustle)

Church Bells Chiming in Medieval Alpine Village While Robins Peck at Hot Pie Cooling on Windowsill in Grandma’s Cottage

Reykjavík Rain Falling on Boston Windows in Luxury Upstate New York Treehouse Filled with Rabbits Nibbling Hay

1930s Orient Express Carriage with Gentle Library Throat-Clearing and Kate Winslet Clicking Knitting Needles By the Window

Winter Tearoom Crockery Sounds with Julie Andrews Reading The Queen’s Gambit to José Feliciano

Lively Victorian Parlour with Starbucks’ Chestnut Praline Latte Poured Every Three Minutes By Gandalf the Grey

New York Band Playing Jazz Classics to Disney Princesses Beside a Fireplace Inside Hagrid’s Beard (now with binaural beard sounds)

Baby Jesus Softly Gurgling in Manger While Three Wise Men Play Smooth Jazz Piano and Mary and Joseph Flip Through Vintage Cookery Books

Michael Bublé Writing Love Letters with Quill and Ink Beside the Fire While Elves Package and Ship Out 100% Effective COVID Vaccines to All