Chorleywood-based composer Rob Stroh has released an album of calming and peaceful music specifically to help stressed and anxious people calm down amid the coronavirus chaos.
The album is aptly named The Relaxation Album and he’s giving it away for free or optional donation. It contains eight tracks that have the scope to move people from feeling overwhelmed to a more peaceful and relaxed state.
He said: “I’ve realised that we are going through these challenging times at the moment and people’s mental and emotional health is getting affected by all the stress and anxiety around us.
“I’ve already produced similar kind of music, in fact I’ve got three albums out and I realised it was a good time to be giving these stuff away. I think everybody is starting to recognise the value of the arts and music to help us through difficult times.
“Music has got that special power to lift us up, bring a change to our atmosphere and I just wanted to share that with people. It has the power to touch us in quite deep places and to move us in our emotions and our moods.”
It took quite a long time of work for Rob to finish the album, two of his friends were also involved in the project.
Philippa Barton played the violin, Gerard Le Feuvre the cello whilst Rob was on the piano and the french horn. They laid the album up together, and worked on it from a studio.
Rob added: “I’ve got something that might make a difference to people’s lives during these uncertain times, I can’t do very much to help people and this is one thing that maybe I can do.
“People are liking it so far, few have said it helps them sleep, they said they felt relaxed and chilled out, some said it moved them quite a lot and brought them some sense of peace. Another person mentioned they felt joey when they listen to it.”
You can download the album here robstroh.com/freealbum