The Star Wars YouTube Channel has been doing something neat for about the last year that fans have enjoyed. It has released a series of hour-long Lofi tracks with original music and the majority of the artwork by illustrator Guy Shield.
Popularized over the last few years, Lofi music has been linked to health benefits and helps with focus by reducing stress. There are several tracks to choose from like hanging out on Stinger Mantis with Cal Kestis, watching the Tatooine sunset with Obi-Wan Kenobi, celebrating Life Day with Wookiees, and more.
Here are 5 of the best Star Wars Lofi tracks to get you started!
5. The Bad Batch: Cid’s Parlor
Guy Shield’s artwork is beautifully layered with this Lofi track, shifting from Omega and Cid in the foreground to the rest of the Batch in the back. You might even catch a glimpse of AZI zipping around serving customers. The music is relaxing like all the Star Wars tracks. What makes this one stand out is how they mixed in the sounds of customers and glasses served too. It adds a layer of really being in Cid’s Parlor with Omega and the Batch.
4. A Quiet Moment with Mon Mothma
So far, there are two Andor Lofi tracks. While Cassian Andor watching the waves at Niamos Beach is surprisingly upbeat and lively, “A Quiet Moment with Mon Mothma” truly captures the tone of Andor. It’s a more heavy beat while Mon stares out into the rainy Coruscant night. It’s a lovely Lofi companion to the series.
3. Snacktime with Grogu
Don’t leave out Star Wars Kids! The all-ages YouTube channel has its own Lofi tracks as part of the “Relax” series. These features “Naptime with Nubs” from Young Jedi Adventures, little Leia and Lola watching star ships from Obi-Wan Kenobi, and more.
By far the best Relax Lofi track is “Snacktime with Grogu.” I wish they credited the artist for this track because Grogu munching away on cookies in the schoolhouse on Nevarro is adorable! The music has a light, ethereal feel while still fun. It’s absolutely the best Lofi track on the Star Wars Kids YouTube channel!
2. Snowy Starkiller Base
“Snowy Starkiller Base” is my personal favorite out of the bunch. Like the number one choice on this list, it stands out as being one of the closest to traditional Star Wars music. Most of the tracks have the feeling of “This is Lofi set to a pretty Star Wars picture.” “Snowy Starkiller Base” feels like it was written with Star Wars music first and then Lofi was added to it. The undercurrent of the music sounds like something we could get from Kevin Kiner in animation. It’s just on the verge of feeling 100% Star Wars.
1. Nighttime at Jabba’s Palace
This track is weird in the exact way that Jabba the Hutt should be strange. “Nighttime at Jabba’s Palace” sounds like it could be put into any Star Wars movie with the Hutt. It’s not just a Lofi track; it could be on a Star Wars soundtrack for the slug gangster and work effortlessly. It’s dark, strange, eerie, and wonderful. It’s the most Star Wars out of the Lofi tracks.