Go with the Flow State: How music is helping people focus at work


Every weekday morning, a newsletter called Flow State sends you a batch of albums (or playlists, or mixtapes...) of perfect music to work to, usually around two hours worth, designed to get you into a productive state:

The selections are usually ambient works, quiet but not too, somewhat relaxing, usually with a fast enough tempo to keep someone from falling asleep, but not so fast to be distracting.

This article is a really interesting interview with the semi-anonymous author of the newsletter, and a deep-dive into our new obsession with “work music”.


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