Thanks for the insights. I fully agree to the fact that lyrics can be a distraction from the work. That is absolutely true for me. Even worse than this are podcasts. Writing a piece and listening to a podcast is an impossible combination. However, I discovered Michael Kiwanuka’s album HOME to be just as chilly as I need it to be really focused while working. Not all songs are at the same support level, but it was a total surprise, since all songs have lyrics. I guess its all about his calm voice – highly recommended for creative work.