Music has the unique (and some might even argue magical) ability to make you feel good, no matter how bogged down you might be. Tinder date stood you up? Fire up your Bruno Mars playlist. Totally botched a presentation at work? Carly Rae Jepsen’s E•MO•TION album would temporarily make you feel like you aced it. Bombed a job interview? Let Ariana Grande lift your sour mood ASAP.
This isn’t a surprise, though. Studies have repeatedly shown that music is capable of activating areas in your brain that are responsible for boosting your mood. It could even aid in improving your memory and cognitive ability, ease physical pain, and help you sleep better. Now we understand why Rihanna wrote a song about not stopping the music.
To nurture the connection between music and mental wellness, musician and music therapist Joanna Yu built Humm.ly, a meditation app that aims to uplift, recharge, and soothe you through music. That may sound good and all, but that’s not even the best part.
Instead, it’s this: the app claims to help you “grow” by helping you overcome anxiety-inducing activities like public speaking, job interviews, and even first dates. In the words of Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness, can you believe?!
While a lifetime subscription to the app is typically pretty pricey (nearly $300 in fact), you can grab Humm.ly on sale for 86% off.
Humm.ly is affiliated with the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and offers content specially developed by board-certified music therapists and world-class producers to deliver music therapy to the masses. Think of it as Spotify, but for mindfulness. Through its vast library of music tracks, it promises to help you in whatever situation you may find yourself in.
It features a litany of hyper-specific tracks that could help you navigate very particular scenarios. Their collection ranges from tracks that accompany you for a quick cry to music sessions that are designed to navigate a fresh breakup. And we’re not kidding when we say hyper-specific. There’s even a cascade of tracks that contribute to soothing specific body parts like neck, shoulders, stomach, and legs; music that helps you cope with homesickness, anger management, and apologizing; and tracks for romantic intimacy (*wink wink*).
And when you want to be more productive at work, there are tracks geared towards boosting your creativity, too. Whatever you might be feeling, Humm.ly has a corresponding track.
Typically valued at $299.95, you can pick up a lifetime subscription to this highly-rated app for just $39.99 — a savings of 86%.