I would really love to identify a genre of songs that are ambient and instrumental, with piano, maybe some slight overdriven electric guitar that has room-type reverb and delays, just picking some soft lead.

I have an example though the band has a singer: Elder Brothers - Greatest Hit

I love the band and have been listening to them for a few but I would really want something similar to their style, but instrumental. If there are any bands or playlists on YouTube in this genre, I would love to find them.

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    I edited this slightly to make it a genre-identification question. Those are on-topic here, whereas recommendation questions are not. With that said, you might really enjoy the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind soundtrack, at least the instrumental tracks. May 21, 2018 at 15:17

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It's not necessarily a genre per se, but there are plenty of hits for "ambient piano," although a lot of them are more uptempo that what you are looking for. I modified it as "sad ambient piano" and "slow ambient piano" and got some songs that sounded pretty close.

You might also enjoy the Jon Brion instrumentals on the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind soundtrack. They are not quite as ambient, but they do have that melancholy piano sound.


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