Chillwave, sometimes also referred to as glo-fi or downtempo pop is a type of music whose artists are often characterized by their heavy use of effects processing, sampling, synthesizers, looping, and heavily filtered vocals with simple melodic lines. It is often described as “summer music. The term “chillwave” comes from the Hipster Runoff blog by Carles on his complementary ‘blog radio’ show of the same name. It’s recession-era music: low-budget and danceable. Its musical predecessors are diverse and include the synthpop of the 1980s, shoegaze, ambient, musique concrète and various types of music outside of the Western World.
That being said. It’s chill. You can light a bowl and jam to it, alone or with friends. That’s why it’s rad. Say what you want chill wave is here to say in some form or another forever. Forever chill.