Like all of you, Chillhop staff have been isolated during lockdown. To help stay both mentally and physically healthy during quarantine, we decided to put our heads together and formulate some non-Chillhop recommendations that will be sure to help you pass the time during your country’s shutdown.

These ongoing suggestions might help you explore something you never knew was there before, or perhaps allow you to revisit a past interest. While this eclectic batch of suggestions might not always match your style, we like to think that variety is the spice of life. We’ll be doing these regularly, so please check in, and we hope this series will help us all ride this out a little easier.

Video Game: Kind Words by PopCannibal

From: Bas
Find it: On Steam

“It’s a great little idea to connect with others, same way people do through our stream. Very relevant in this time.” 

— Bas

This game is very much “us” when it comes to a vibe. If something’s bothering you, you can write out your concerns in a letter, and the people receive those prompts and can respond! You can also respond to other letters by other people, and collect stickers that they decide to share along the way. Each sticker becomes a model in your room.

Connect with other people, get something off your chest, or just provide a sympathetic ear in a stressful time.

Binge-Watch: The End of The F***ing World

From: Agnis
Find it on: Netflix (18+, kids)

“Funny, yet serious story. A jar of cookies to the music supervisor for the amazing music selection!”

— Agnis, baking enthusiast

The premise, from Wikipedia, since the author of this article probably can’t do a good job of explaining it.

“James is a 17-year-old who believes he is a psychopath. He kills animals as a hobby, but grows bored of the practice. He decides he wants to try killing a human. He settles on Alyssa; a mouthy, rebellious 17-year-old classmate with issues of her own. She proposes they run away together, hoping for an adventure away from her turbulent home-life, and James agrees with the intention of finding an opportunity to kill her. They embark on a road trip across England, and begin to develop a relationship after a series of mishaps.”

Download: Down Dog (App)

From: Chelsea
Find it on: The Web

“I’m an aspiring yogi and one of the things I’ve found most difficult about being quarantined at home is the fact that I can’t visit a yoga studio. So why not bring the yoga studio to my living room?

The Down Dog App is a monthly subscription for an almost endless amount of yoga classes open to all levels and is currently offering *free* subscriptions to students of universities and colleges worldwide. All you have to do is set up your account with your university/college e-mail, lay down your mat and get stretchy!

P.S.: The app plays music during the class so you might just hear Kyle McEvoy’s Serendipity while in Savasana ;-)”

— Chelsea

Hey, we can all use a stretch once and a while, and sitting at home means we’re not getting the same amount of calorie-burning that we did when we were commuting, or even just leaving the house for errands. Yoga is a low-impact way to get moving and keep your body limber.

Thanks for reading! We hope that this might give you something to occupy yourself with, or at least make you smile.

We’ll be back next week with more recommendations; don’t hesitate to join our Discord and share some of your favorites with friends in our genre channels!

Matt and the Chillhop Team