BEST INDIE POP SONGS - WEEK 25
Well now, hello. How are you guys? I’m a hot mess after listening to days of pop music, but it’s all good, I survived the life-sucking beats and managed to find ten indie pop songs that will keep your blood flowing and perhaps help you get your weekend party mode on. We’ll start things off with Taylor Swift’s gay video, because why not, and we’ll end it all with the perfect melody that can be played at any and every occasion. Stick around and enjoy this week’s best tracks from Dog Orchestra, Robyn, Bazzi, and more.
TAYLOR SWIFT - YOU NEED TO CALM DOWN
Taylor Swift pwns gayness. Out of all the queerest things in the world … this is the queerest of them all. She basically snatched queerness’ wigg right off the rainbow and rode the unicorn hard into the internet because of EQUALITY. I would say that her strong political effort will divide America, but America’s been divided since forever. Maybe one day (most likely never), we’ll be able to come together and be one like Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.
MACHINE GUN KELLY, YUNGBLUD, GRAVIS BARKER - I THINK I’M OK
Can we talk about Machine Gun Kelly’s talent? Yes, you read that right. Me thinks that his upcoming album Hotel Diablo will present him as a less cocky person. I mean, just listen to “I Think I’m Ok,” it’s a pretty humble look at himself. He’s admitting to screwing things up and he knows that something is wrong with him. What’s not to love about this track. Plus, it featured Travis Barker and YUNGBLUD … radio status right there.
FLUME - LET YOU KNOW FEAT LONDON GRAMMAR
Have you ever heard a sweeter tune than Flume’s “Let You Know”? I think not. Written on a writing trip to London last year, Flume and Hannah Reid, deliver a dreamy melody that will stick around for ages. Unlike the big drop electronic tunes making their way through, Flumes style is one that will transition and survive through change.
X AMBASSADORS - HEY CHILD
I’m a huge fan of music that lifts you up and moves you out of darkness and X Ambassadors does exactly that by singing what sounds like a personal letter to each one of us. “Hey Child” is the light we need in the moments where the sun doesn’t shine.
CHARLI XCX - BLAME IT ON YOUR LOVE FEAT. LIZZO
I don’t blame it on love I blame it on Lizzo’s juice. For real, watching the video for “Blame It On Your Love” makes you all sorts hungry. So much flesh, so much meat dancing in front of your face you’ll be begging for a bite of a burger.
KIIARA - OPEN MY MOUTH
Kiiara rocks the goth pleather look in her video for “Open My Mouth.” Though the message is a total bummer in the sense that she claims she makes things worse when she opens her mouth … the melody is a total bop! It’s light and fun and makes you want to throw your hands up in the air and not care.
BAZZI - FOCUS FEAT. 21 SAVAGE
Yass! The smooth sultry vocals of Bazzi plus 21 Savage’s play-on lyrics make “Focus” a must on your Summer playlist. Kusod to Bazzi for becoming a cross over and gaining a new wave of fans.
ROBYN - EVER AGAIN
After watching Robyn’s moves on “Ever Again” I will never look at a mic stand the same way ever again. Talk about sexy! Robyn’s got hotness going all over. Her voice, her dance moves, that outfit … my sinless body ain’t ready. Listen to this over and over again. I think Prince would approve of this, what do you all think?
DEB NEVER - UGLY
Indie pop artist makes pretty sad music. “Ugly” is painfully beautiful. She pulls a string of inner sadness from within as she sings “You don’t want me but I need you.” It’s kind of not worth being in love if the end result sounds as painful as “Ugly.” Hope for love is lost but hope in Deb Never has been found.
DOG ORCHESTRA - PITY PARTY
Berlin duo Dog Orchestra take being a loner to a new level … a level of coolness that is. Their video for their recently released track “Pity Party” follows the two guys as the stroll through Berlin and bath in a bathtub of popcorn. The dreamy soundscape invite you to join them in their ventures. Take a listen for yourselves and help spread the word in this gem.
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