Listening to music literally changes your brain’s perception of time, and reduces the amount of time you think you’re waiting. Just think about the last time you were in an elevator, or in a waiting room, what do you remember hearing? It was probably some generic slow tempo music, and that’s no coincidence.
Studies also found that the tempo of a song has an effect on us too. Slower tempos made time go by faster, while faster tempos had the opposite effect on us.