A combination of ambient and nature sounds along with beautiful melodic music.

This channel is designed to help you to relax, heal and sleep.

A combination of ambient and nature sounds along with beautiful melodic music.

This channel is designed to help you to relax, heal and sleep.


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Side effects may include: Chance of reduced stress and anxiety, wandering thoughts or no thoughts at all, visions of peacefulness,

restful sleep without the need for sleep aids or narcotics, overwhelming feeling of being at ease in the now, lack of needing to impress others,

loss of caring what others think about you, occasional distraction from what ails or bothers you, 

increased risk of self enjoyment and comfort in being who you are. Use at your own risk.

About Soft Soothing Sounds...

Welcome to Soft Soothing Sounds.

A combination of ambient and nature sounds along with beautiful melodic music. This channel is designed to help you to relax, heal and sleep.

Music and the sounds of nature play a significant role in our lives and can reduce stress, influence greater concentration and improve mental and physical wellness.

My name is Craig Colley and I have composed all of the music on this channel. I often combine my music with the sounds of nature and images from around the world. I sincerely hope that my music provides a peaceful oasis and helps you escape from the stress of daily life.

As a cancer survivor, health advocate and one living with Tinnitus I have created this channel to help you with your day to day challenges. From personal experience I know the healing power of music and nature and am doing my best to share what I can to help you improve your quality of life and peace of mind.

Subscribe to become part of the Soft Soothing Sounds Community.

Visit: www.youtube.com/softsoothingsounds


In The News...

Self-Care through The Power of Distraction

By Margo A. Calvetti

In 2020, Craig Colley was looking forward to a less demanding professional schedule. He and wife Karyn relocated to Mammoth, CA for the summer to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle.  Biking, hiking, and paddleboarding were daily priorities. Unfortunately, Colley had to rethink his life plan after a devastating mountain bike accident that resulted in 9 broken ribs and a fractured clavicle.  After a two-day stay in the hospital and three months immobilized, his body was not healing as expected.  And it was the peak of Covid 19.

A chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) diagnosis three years prior to the accident, left Colley’s physical condition in doubt.  The impact of the pandemic, along with the countless visits to the doctors, resulted in more questions than answers. Test results, trial diets, and various therapies proved useless.  Additionally, his savings had been depleted by a personal loan to a close friend who reneged on payment terms. The friendship and the funds were suddenly gone. As reality set in, Colley wondered what happened to the “golden years” and began to lose hope of any recovery.

Craig Colley is a grateful member of the CLL Society, (www.cllsociety.org) although he admits it’s not a club that he would have chosen to join.  When first diagnosed with CLL, the initial feeling was one of relief; there was a name to the aches and pains.  However, the relief was quickly replaced by the anxiety of what life would look like living with an incurable disease. 

“I found strength and hope in reading about different treatment options and what others had been through. I joined a local CLL Society Support Group which helped, but in my quiet moments I felt alone, isolated and stressed.”

In early 2022, Colley experienced another devastating setback with the onset of hearing loss in his left ear, along with a constant ringing from tinnitus.  Side effects from medications and a month-long Covid 19 infection left him exhausted and depressed. He saw his life’s work slip from his grasp.  He needed a Hail Mary. A classically trained composer, musician, and videographer, Colley leaned on his abilities and strong faith in God. 

“I went back to what I knew and believed in about myself. As a music composer, I have released six albums and played more than 12,000 gigs in the span of 50 years, wrote a book about the business of music (available on Amazon) and hold a Guinness world’s record in the music field.  I’ve accomplished much and God has always been at my side. With the help of my wife, I called upon HIM to propel a miracle of healing.”

Through his suffering came something positive. The creation of ‘Soft Soothing Sounds’, a music and video channel were born. A combination of ambient and nature sounds, beautiful landscapes along with original melodic music designed to help anyone to relax, heal, and sleep – anytime and anyplace.

“I can only look at this as a miracle.  Music and visual arts distracted me and lifted me when I was at my lowest point.  It was a sign. I wanted to show fellow sufferers that they too could help themselves using ‘Soft Soothing Sounds’ as a medium for self-care.”


As a result of his calling, Colley was to write and release a new piano album titled ‘Soft & Smokey’. The melodic sounds became a backdrop to the poetry of stunning visuals and natural landscapes.  Soft, relaxing music flowed from his veins.  As Colley regained his strength, his hearing returned and the ringing in his ears dissipated.

In his videos, Colley takes the listener on a discovery journey.  He deftly weaves together inspiring landscapes, coupled with original piano music, videos and aerial ‘flying camera’ shots. Colley’s aim is to distract the viewer from their pain and problems using some of the most dramatic visuals on earth. 

The videos range in length from 5 minutes to 10 hours and offer Nature Sounds + Music, Black Screen (for deep sleep and tinnitus relief) and amazing animated keyboard videos. Videos are posted on YouTube (www.youtube.com/softsoothingsounds) and most social media platforms and music streaming services. ‘Soft Soothing Sounds is available 24/7 to offer constant relief for those in need.

Colley readily admits that his cancer diagnosis will be with him until a cure is found.  ‘Soft Soothing Sounds’ is a way he deals with the anxiety and daily stressors of the unknown.  Colley’s hope is to help fellow sufferers through this audio/visual medium. 

“Soft Soothing Sounds is not just for dealing with my CLL—it is relaxing music, nature sounds and videos to sleep, rest, and meditate.”

And the journey continues… 

Craig Colley is currently in production producing four new albums and hundreds of new videos. 


Margo A. Calvetti is a journalist based in Colorado and a lifelong friend to Craig Colley.

You can find Craig Colley’s music on his website: www.softsoothingsounds.com for healing, rest, and supporting recovery.

Subscribe to become part of the Soft Soothing Sounds Community.

 Visit: www.youtube.com/softsoothingsounds




Soft Soothing Sounds Announces the New Album Autumn Aspens by Craig Colley

Laguna Niguel, CA - Soft Soothing Sounds is proud to announce the latest album release from Craig Colley. Autumn Aspens is now available on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, iHeart, Pandora, Deezer and wherever you listen to music.

Autumn Aspens, an original piano / video compilation, is soothing music against the golden backdrop of an aspen forest located outside of Flagstaff, AZ.

It is simply magical how Colley creates his music ‘live’ with breathtaking artistry. There aren’t any re-takes, do-overs, or manipulation of audio tracks so predominant in modern music.

The album consists of 8 new original instrumental piano pieces. Some of the favorites are Golden Glow, Autumn Aspens, Enchanted Colors and Fallen Leaves. The album is 1 hour and 7 minutes of heartfelt melodies and chord progressions.

Listeners of Autumn Aspens report that it is possible to have consistently productive, upbeat, and grounded days with less stress, anxiety and pain while viewing and listening to the dynamic and beautiful intonations.

“This is so peaceful to hear and watch. Thank you for sharing your creative gifts to us all.”
Den L.

Colley, a classically trained composer, musician, and videographer designed Autumn Aspens to promote self-care.

“I was looking for relief from my health issues and I found that nature sounds and images, combined with soothing instrumentals helped distract me. My calling is to create a platform of sound and visuals to help others recover from sickness and pain, meditate, focus, sleep, and even make love in a gentle, serene environment. “

Autumn Aspens has already garnered thousands of views on YouTube and can also be viewed on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn and Twitter. (YouTube – Complete album and music video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AviYn030aYI)

Craig Colley - Autumn Aspens

Track Listing:

1 Golden Glow

2 Autumn Aspens

3 Sunlight Through the Trees

4 Fallen Leaves

5 Enchanted Colors

6 Gentle Breeze

7 Heartfelt Path

8 The Change


For more information and to experience the miracle of self-care through the power of positive distraction with music videos by Craig Colley go to:

WEBSITE http://www.softsoothingsounds.com


YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/SoftSoothingSounds?sub_confirmation=1




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Experience my latest album 'GLOW' inspired by my longing for self-care, inner peace and meant to be shared with someone special when feeling romantic. Passionate piano music for peaceful relaxation, healing, calming and stress relief composed by Craig Colley. I hope this music gives you peace.


Compassionate piano music (from the Album 'Bodie') for peaceful relaxation, healing, calming and stress relief composed by Craig Colley. I hope this music gives you peace.


Beautiful piano music (from the Album 'Autumn Aspens') for peaceful relaxation, healing, calming and stress relief composed by Craig Colley. I hope this music gives you peace.


Beautiful piano music (from the Album 'Soft & Smokey') for peaceful relaxation, healing, calming and stress relief composed by Craig Colley. I hope this music gives you peace.


Go on location with Craig  as he narrates, travels, hikes, bikes, paddles, swims and flies to amazing to interesting, inspiring & beautiful places to capture breathtaking video to pair with his original music written specifically for the Soft Soothing Sounds channel (link below).

Discover 'hard to get to places' and go 'behind the scenes' from oceans to mountains and everything in between. Experience first hand what goes into making the videos for Soft Soothing Sounds along with tech and travel tips.


Album 'Autumn Aspens'
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'Golder Glow' from the Album
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Golden Autumn Stream
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New Album 'Bodie'
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Fiery Aspen
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Forest Rain at Mountain Cabin
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Mountain Stream - Black Screen
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Discovery TJ Lake | Mammoth Mountains
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Garden Flute
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Soft Pacific Surf 5
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Aspen Mountain Forest
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Mountain Dreams
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