My New Focus Music: Synthwave


I’m always on the hunt for great music to work and code to. A couple of months ago, I came across this song in my Spotify Discover Weekly playlist.

It reminded me of one of my favorite artists, Tycho.

I listened to more songs by the artist, A.L.I.S.O.N and found that I liked almost every song. I went down the rabbit hole and discovered the Synthwave genre. Wikipedia describes it as “a genre of electronic music influenced by 1980s film soundtracks and video games”. My recent appreciation for the 80s sound started with the amazing Stranger Things theme song and soundtracks.

I’ve been adding songs to my Spotify playlist as I discover them. I’d highly recommend this playlist for any deep focus work session, workout, or late night driving. Enjoy!