Nothing sets a scene better than the perfect playlist, and this includes finding the right vibe for your next smoke session. Whether you’re looking for some chill music or something to match your cannabis induced state of mind, we’re here to help you cultivate your perfect weed playlist.
Obviously the effects of weed will vary based on the strain, your mood, environment and much more (see our article about the truth behind Indica and Sativa for more on this). Sativas, such as Sour Diesel, Purple Haze, and Pineapple Express, are marketed as an uplifting and cerebral experience, which can increase creativity, focus, and productivity. So with this in mind, what are the best songs to smoke weed to with sativas (or strains that get you in this type of mindset)? Well, we would recommend a more upbeat playlist that has faster tempos – music that can keep up with you and keep your vibe going. At the end of the day, this is weed we’re talking about so we like to choose songs that, despite the tempo or lyrics, have a positive and dynamic sound to it. Music that has character, diversity, evolves from beginning to end and makes you feel that type of way. For that, we recommend our 4.20 playlist and our Fall Playlist. They are jam packed with some of our favorite tracks that pair perfectly with an excited, adventurous and upbeat attitude.
Indicas, such as Granddaddy Purple, Northern Lights, and Master Kush, are promoted as providing a “body high” that makes you feel relaxed and a bit lethargic (aka you’ll be glued to your couch). You wouldn’t want to have high energy music playing while you’re trying to chill, so you’d want to go for slower, mellower music like those found in reggae, rap, low-fi, electronic and other genres of music. Still, despite leaning to the slower and more chill vibe, we are going for tunes that still give off a positive vibe – think a long drive home after a fun weekend getaway, at sunset.
Keep in mind that different strains affect people differently; so a sativa could make you energetic, or it could make you feel calmer and vice versa. You could also work on a playlist that starts in one vibe and gradually moves towards the other based on how you feel as you smoke. So feel free to play around with your choices for the best songs to listen to high. Have any recommendations on the best songs to smoke weed to? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider them for upcoming WeedFeed playlist releases.