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Marconi Union's 'Weightless' Beats Likes Of Coldplay, Adele To Create 'Most Relaxing Song Ever' (VIDEO)

01/10/2014 14:10 BST | Updated 01/10/2014 14:59 BST

Manchester based band Marconi Union have released a video for their song 'Weightless' which is said to be the most relaxing song in the world!

The video sees a drone fly above the Lake District and then it has been slowed down so much to create a very chilled out and almost hypnotic video.

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In 2011, the song topped a scientific list of relaxing pieces of music of all time.It was claimed to be the most relaxing song ever after a scientific study by the Mindlab Institution, beating other contenders including Adele and Coldplay.

Research has showed that listening to this song can slow heart rate, reduce blood pressure and decrease levels of cortisol which is what causes stress and anxiety.

In 2011, scientists played the song to 40 women and found it to be more effective at helping them relax than songs by Enya, Mozart and Coldplay. The women were connected to sensors and given challenging puzzles to complete against the clock in order to induce a level of stress. They were then played different songs as their heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and brain activity were recorded.

Studies found 'Weightless' was 11% more relaxing than any other song and even made many of the women 'drowsy' in the lab. It induced a 65% reduction in overall anxiety and brought them to a level 35% lower than their usual resting rates. The ambient song features guitar, piano and electronic samples of natural soundscapes.

Lyz Cooper, founder of the British Academy of Sound Therapy, said Marconi Union had used scientific theory to make the "perfect relaxing song".

Since then, the band has expanded upon the original song, releasing a video for it and recording five others. The director of the video Ritchie Johnston said he used a drone because its "grace in the air and precise flight capabilities made it the ideal subject for the shoot". He then flew the drone over the waters in a precise pattern, and later used 130 layers of HD video to create a time-lapse effect.

The new album from Marconi Union is called Weightless (Ambient Transmissions Vol 2).

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