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Level Up Your Sad Playlist Vibes: IOS15 Introduces Background Noise Feature


Apple has just provided the perfect feature for those days when you’re feeling glum but the weather is in stark contrast.

Australia’s sunny skies are definitely a blessing most days- but sometimes you just want a little gloomy weather to match your mood. Being based in ‘The Sunshine State’ means that I’ve found myself searching on Youtube “Acoustic [insert favourite band here] with Rain” perhaps a few too many times, while the sun is shining outside.

Apple’s new IOS15 update allows a range of background sounds to play directly from your phone, with or without additional media- but adding rain sounds to sad songs has immediately proved itself as top tier.

There are limitless possibilities really for this feature, but if you’re yet to try it out you’ll find a shortlist below of my personal favourite melancholic tracks to add rain to.

The Night We Met –  Lord Huron

Cherry Wine – Hozier

Seigfried – Frank Ocean

Too Much – Tora

Cellophane – FKA Twigs

No. 1 Party Anthem – Arctic Monkeys

Circles – Mac Miller

Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby – Cigarettes After Sex

Walk It Off – Angus & Julia Stone

I Need A Forest Fire – James Blake & Bon Iver

To Build A Home – The Cinematic Orchestra & Patrick Watson

Fine Line – Harry Styles

Funeral – Phoebe Bridgers

Roslyn – Bon Iver

Space Song – Beach House


Enjoy your wallowing!

Written by Alice Powell