BEST INDIE MUSIC - WEEK 24
I can’t remember the last time we had ten outstanding indie songs to review. Oh, wait, yes I do … I remember now. It was just last week that Jess covered some of the tastiest tracks that the month of June has had to offer. And I’m glad the music keeps on coming because there’s been all sort of sadness going on and frankly we could all use some cheering up because we’re all hurting in some way. So, let’s get press play and get these endorphins going.
LYKKE LI - SO SAD SO SEXY
Someone who understands pain all too well is indie artist Lykke Li but she is also one who has come out stronger from heartbreak. For those who may think her latest LP So Sad So Sexy comes off as sounding a bit bland, well I got news for ya: Having your heart broken ain’t the easiest thing to sing about.
JULIA MICHAELS, TRIPPIE REDD - JUMP
Julia Michaels’ video for “Jump” is finally out and it’s like watching a star in the making. Jumping from homemade video shots to crisp focal points, the camera follows Michaels and Redd as they get in and out of a car, through alleys, and paint the night with color bombs, but it’s Michaels’s energy that demands your attention.
In celebration of Father’s Day, the RnB duo THEY. put out a new song that is about their dad’s. “Pops” takes listeners into the artists’ relationship with their fathers, and some of the lyrics sound too familiar. “I know my drinking from my daddy/Used to kick the wisdom when while he sipped up on his Brandy/He pushed the limit but that nigga used to whip it like a caddy/Never saw the method to his madness.”
DIE ANTWOORD FT THE BLACK GOAT ‘ALIEN’
Ninja is one very dark man with a knack for amazing storytelling. His video for “Alien” has his other half of Die Antwoord, Yolandi, dressed up as an alien going through life in solitude. Even though the video is beyond creepy and at times chiling, the alienation the alien is all too real. <3
WILD - HERE WE GO
Ready, 1..2...3.. GO! Let go, take the leap. If you don’t do I it now you’ll never do it, that is what indie pop band WILD urges you to do. Leave whatever is holding you back behind and take the leap towards something better and greater. Life is too short to sit around and think about it, so just do it.
MNDR - GRAVITY
Gravity is responsible for holding us down, but MNDR’s single is about to challenge that with her rhythmic beat in her new single “Gravity.” Produced by Hudson Mohawk, “Gravity” pulls listeners out of the rut and lightens the mood thanks to the upbeat positive vibe felt throughout the track.
LOST KINGS - WHEN WE WERE YOUNG FEAT. NORMA JEAN MARTIN
Oh, everything was easier when we were young. Nothing mattered and if we screwed up on life things would not get complicated. Lost Kings reflects on that thought as they take us down memory lane in “When We Were Young” feat. Norma Jean Martin. But we grow up and we have to face the music, thankfully this little gem makes it worthwhile.
SHY MARTIN - FORGET TO FORGET
Bedroom pop songstress invites us to forget to forget in her dreamy video for “Forget To Forget.” Ugh! Don’t we all relate?! Darn those dreamy eyes and those plumps lips, and the way we feel when we kiss. Is forgetting to forget and later regretting worth it? Sure...why not, we can always wash off the grime later.
COLOURING - THIN AIR
I’m sorry guys, I know I promised you some upbeat lighthearted music, and I hate to make you curl up in a ball and cry your eyes out, but Colouring’s latest material “Thin Air” is something we can’t pretend is not one of the top indie songs this week.
ROY WOODS - SNOW WHITE
Roy Woods delivers a sultry melody in “Snow White.” The RnB crooner slows down the pace as he recounts the adventures of some females enjoy some cocaine. Not the most romantic choice of words, Woods sure knows how to make you feel part of the scene. Oh the life!
Thanks for tuning in to another round up of the top indie songs. Your regular host Jess will be back next week with more ear candy. Until then, be sure to stay up to date with the latest in indie music by following us on Spotify! See ya there.
Beca Arredondo is easily unamused with all things not related to her interests. On her good days you can catch her avoiding the California sun and glued to her Mac plotting the next big thing. If you happen to run into her on the street and notice her wearing headphones do NOT disturb her. She is not responsible for any possible damage. Aside from the above she's very sweet and perky and responds well to good music and food.