Feeling energetic, chilled or just need some inspiration? Launching this May bank holiday weekend (23rd - 25th), from 10am each day, Google Nest will be hosting Nest Sessions - three days of mood-lifting music, home activities and conversations with exciting UK music artists including:
4 x BRIT Award nominee and co-host of critically acclaimed hit podcast Table Manners, Jessie Ware
Lead singer of Years & Years, and one of the most culturally-important new voices, Olly Alexander
London-based soul singer and BRITs Rising Star award-winner Celeste
North London’s emerging popstar Mae Muller
Brighton born singer-songwriter and all-round creative Sam Tompkins
Google's Nest Sessions are designed to help you transition into the bank holiday mood, literally. Hosted by Laura Whitmore, Nest Sessions will be curated around three moods designed to ENERGISE, INSPIRE and CHILL. With the nation spending more time than ever at home, moving from the week to the weekend often blurs into one. There are key transitional moments in the day when people need to change gear, re-set and adjust their mood. The three mood states - energise, inspire and chill - have been identified as reflective of the most common transitions people make in a day, which are naturally work, play and rest. A new study conducted by Google Nest and cognitive neuroscientist, Dr Diana Omigie and Goldsmith’s University shows how music plays a key role in this.
The new study looks at the impact of music and mood in the home and reveals that, on weekends, people's use of music to change their mood peaks between 2pm and 5pm. To harmonise with this, artists Jessie Ware, Olly Alexander, Celeste, Sam Tompkins and Mae Muller will help set the mood with music performances from their homes during that time plus much more. Fire up the kitchen with Jessie, relax in the living room with Olly and his favourite books or dance your socks off in the living room while discovering new music with Celeste and friends.
Jessie Ware said: “It's no surprise that cooking and food are a huge part of my life. The kitchen is my place where I switch off....and make a huge mess! Mealtimes and cooking for the family really help break the day up which is so important right now, even if my kids turn up their nose to a beautiful fish pie! I love experimenting with new ideas for dishes and finding new recipes. I’ll be sharing one of my latest recipes with you at Nest Sessions.”
Olly Alexander said: “Books have helped me make sense of my identity and the world around me since I was a kid. I think lots of people are finding peace and escape in books right now, I’ve been going through some of my old favourites for some creative inspiration. I’m looking forward to Nest Sessions where I’ll be rambling about books and words and how they help my process and stay calm.”
Celeste said: “Everyone is spending more time at home right now, so it’s great that we have all of these amazing opportunities to help people switch gear and adjust mood when it’s sometimes hard to even know what day it is. I’m excited to perform a brand new cover song at Nest Sessions, and I’ll be talking about what’s been keeping me busy at home whilst sharing some of my fave new music!”
To get started, just say ‘Ok Google, talk to Nest Sessions’ and your Google Nest smart speaker or display device will help you set the mood with music. You can also tune into Nest Sessions here on YouTube Spotlight UK Channel #withnest playlist and keep an eye out for curated mood playlists by all artists over the weekend.
Google Nest smart speakers and screens give you a helpful connected home assistant that can set the mood from any room. Whether you’re cooking dinner, folding laundry or playing music, you can control sound to play music with just your voice.