Just Breathe

So a few days ago, Ze Frank released a neat song called “chillout”. Check it out here:

It seems quite simplistic but I think the sentiment expressed in this song is something many of us could use when we are feeling overwhelmed, especially when you combine it with the story of how it was made.

The mantra-like, repetitive nature of the chorus made me think about what it would be like if it just repeated forever. Then I remembered that “Hey! I have a copy of GarageBand, why don’t I find out?” ¬†After some careful cropping and a little crossfade tweaking, I made a little 14 sec chunk of the chorus that loops perfectly (to my ear, anyway). Perhaps someone else will find it reassuring to listen to when they are going through a rough patch and need a little reminder, so I present it here for your downloading pleasure:

Chillout Repeat [mp3]

Recommended Usage:

  1. Download mp3 file
  2. Import into iTunes
  3. Set iTunes to repeat just that song (double click the repeat icon in the lower left corner)
  4. Sit back, relax and just breathe
  5. Buy the full song from Ze Frank’s Bandcamp Page

If you don’t use iTunes, steps 2 +3 can be replaced by any other way to get a music file to repeat.

Obviously the song is copyright to Ze Frank so I hope he doesn’t mind me chopping it up.

you’re ok
you’ll be fine
just breathe

Comments (4)

  1. King Kool wrote::

    I did a similar thing with the Bill Nye the Science Guy theme song.


    Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 2:19 pm #
  2. Shepherd wrote::

    well, I am not sure if either Paul has disbanded “somwhatniffty” or my computer is just malfunctioning. but on the slight chance he ma y get bored one night and check this blog i shall comment on a post from 2010 because I am cool like that. The song has a strange vibe to after a few seconds I started to “bob” my head and so forth, but then this what ican only describe as a child (or perhaps a woman with a rather child like voice) and it changed it all. The tone seemed softer it seemed like (this may be the wannabe director in me) a foreground song in a montage, I am aware that sounds generic but it just… hits me that way. I well i dig it this song is going on my ipod and I think ill check out “Ze frank”.

    Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 9:14 am #
  3. Thomas wrote::

    Great idea!

    The link to the mp3 seems to be out of order? Any chance you’d make the mix available again?

    In the meantime I’ll just listen to the full track on repeat: http://goo.gl/QlgcU

    Thanks in advance!

    Monday, September 24, 2012 at 3:58 am #
  4. Paul wrote::

    Oops! I used to be notified when someone posts a comment here, but that seems to have stopped working for some reason. In any case, thanks for the heads up that the chillout download wasn’t working. It has now been fixed. I will try to respond in less then 7 months in the future :)

    Monday, April 22, 2013 at 8:34 pm #