Mashable reports that Disney has just released an album of lo-fi instrumental covers of some of their classic songs, creating a collection of nostalgic beats for you to relax/study to. Along with it, comes a looping animation of Minnie Mouse studying ― clearly inspired by YouTuber ChilledCow’s famous Study Girl from “lo-fi hip hop radio – beats to relax/study to.”
The album was released on March 18 under the title of Lofi Minnie: Focus and it brings 10 songs from Disney films as lo-fi tunes, from The Lion King‘s “Hakuna Matata” and “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King,” to Frozen 2‘s “Into The Unknown.” It’s a fairly short playlist at only 24 minutes long.
Each track was produced by a different lo-fi artist, with contributors including Purrple Cat, Philanthrope, and Krynoze.
“What attracted us to lo-fi is the ability to reimagine our songs in a completely new way that combines the soothing benefits of lo-fi with the wonder and nostalgia that Disney has to offer,” said Disney in a statement. “Lo-fi and Disney are both a great source of comfort, so the two make for a perfect match.”
All 10 lo-fi Disney songs are divided into their own YouTube clips and collected into a playlist, meaning your relaxation will probably be interrupted by a loud ad for Grammarly more than once. Fortunately, Lofi Minnie: Focus is also available on Spotify, Amazon Music, and Apple Music.
CULTURE (counter, pop, and otherwise) and the people who shape it.