Classical symphonies combined with lo-fi beats produce calm, relaxing, and beneficial music for people seeking a way to deal with the stressors of daily life and to center themselves. Research suggests that music may help with memory and cognitive functioning, making it worthwhile for individuals concerned with mental health to students searching for ways to improve their study habits.
Natalie Ziadeh was born on February 24, 1999, in Houston, Texas. She grew up in a family of music lovers, many of whom also play musical instruments. Her grandfather, for example, played several different instruments, including the piano, the Arabic Qanun (a harp-like instrument played lying flat), and the Arabic Oud (a stringed instrument that seems like a guitar or lute). Ziadeh herself plays the violin, piano, and dabbles with the ukulele.
She began singing and playing the piano in her church at a very young age, but when she discovered the violin, she found her love and her passion. She played all throughout middle school and high school in the top orchestras of her schools, traveling to competitions regularly.
Natalie’s passion and love for the musical arts is what initially stimulated her to create and produce an album, which she titled Serenity. The music is a combination of classical instruments like the violin, viola, and flutes and a mix of lo-fi beats created by percussion and the electric piano. The music has a unique twang, and each handcrafted and curated beat is eloquence in music. Her album has garnered almost 30,000 streams in a single month and features high-tier producer and lo-fi musical artist Hanzo. Natalie quickly flew up thousands of Spotify followers upon releasing this album.
Aside from her unique twist on classical and lo-fi music, Natalie is also a proponent of the benefits of music on development and learning. She finds, based on research, that there are notable benefits of music on social communication and social functioning, and she is an advocate of utilizing mental health strategies in daily life. For example, she uses the music she loves to help her study and relieve the stress of her very busy life, as a full-time student and a full-time therapist. She intends to carry that theme further into her own music that will stimulate the mind, foster creativity, and nurture mental health.
You can check out her newest released album on Spotify and check for updates on her Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter to keep up with her upcoming projects.