BEST NEW MUSIC: INDIE, ALT POP, CHILL
For a very long time I have told anyone who would listen (and several more who would not) that every good cover song has to keep the core of the original but present the song in a new way. And DYAN’s cover of Cycling Trivialities does exactly that.
L.A.'s jesse saint john returns with his newest single, FAKE IT, encouraging us to do just the opposite. With jesse saint john's infectious blend of synthpop, futuristic beats, and shoutalong choruses, he encourages us to "go through the motion of emotion," "fake it until we feel it."
The sun is radiating heat over Los Angeles today and I’m in an unusually good spirit. Could it be that this week’s Best of Indie Pop songs are rubbing off their good vibes on me? Lend an ear to the following songs from Drake, Louis The Child, Alison Wonderland and more.
Darci is the newest neon light in nocturnal hip-hop. On My Own is the anonymous duo's tenth single, to date. The temperature rises with each subsequent release. Boiling point should soon be reached and we don't doubt we'll hear a lot more about this mysterious unit, probably before year's end.
This week, we round up our favorite Instagram posts, to help you keep up-to-date on the newly-forged covenant between Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, as well as the Heavenly Bodies from the Met Gala. We've also got a bit of cross-dressing cosplay from The Backstreet Boys and even more trolling from Grimes.