BEST INDIE POP - WEEK 16
We are back babeeeez with a playlist so hot that we were prohibited from playing on Earth Day for fear of global warming. Me, myself, and ten indie pop songs are here to add some sparkle to your day. We have to get cracking on the featured singles below because I have ten more coming at you pronto. Today, I leave you with new music from Duckwrth, Injury Reserve, Kevin Abstract, and seven additional goodies. You know the drill, scroll, play, and repeat.
TIERRA WHACK - UNEMPLOYED
I really thought I had seen it all until the forces of the universe allowed me to discover Tierra Whack and her whacked out world. The rapper is at another level, one above everyone else in the game and this applies in all aspects. From bars to visuals Whack is a unicorn.
MARK RONSON - LATE NIGHT FEELINGS FEAT. LYKKE LI
Mark Ronson must really think he’s something, which he very well is but as you’ll see in the video above he thinks he’s obsession status worthy. In “Late Night Feelings” Lykke Li is the girl lusting over that brown mane of his. Li is seen dancing and drinking and finally getting a chance to be next to THE man.
DUCKWRTH - LOVE IS LIKE A MOSH PIT FEAT RICO NASTY, MEDASIN
Try saying this fast ten times without getting tongue-tied, “Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah /Love is like a moshpit.” Duckwrth, Rico Nasty, and Medasin come together to deliver a tune that hits close to home for those who’ve gone through a rocky relationship. “Love Is Like A Moshpit” hits the feels really good.
TEENAGER FOREVER - SELL OUT
This indie duo takes bubblegumpop to a PC level. “Sell Out” is the second single of Danish band Teenager Forever. Following their debut single “#FAKE,” Teenager Forever continues to dance with the subject of a materialistic world, highlighting the things that make superficial people superplastic. Their tad bit sweet but pungent pop sound is one that makes you want to dance to without a care in the world.
HERMITUDE - EVERY DAY FEAT HOODLEM
There has been a legion of Napoleon Dynamite impersonators, but none have come close to the OG except for the nerdy dancer hired by producer duo Hermitude for their video “Every Day.” The fluidity of the track is captured perfectly by the on-point movements of Courtney Campbell. Give it a listen and let your body do its thing.
SODY - THE BULLY
Singer - songwriter Sody is one to watch. She creates pop that heals the soul. In her beautifully written single “The Bully,” Sody shows her inner strength by creating a song dedicated to those who are different and empowering them to be ok with being themselves. Her upcoming EP is all about this message and realizing you are worth more than you know.
KEVIN ABSTRACT - PEACH
Mellow vibes coming from the man who is out to destroy the music industry with his genius mind. Kevin Abstract is back at it again with another solo release featuring Bearface, Joba, and Dominic Fike. The laid back somber lullaby is perfect for those times when you just need to chill the heck out.
NINA NESBITT - LOVE LETTER
Many things to love about Nina Nesbitt: Pink hair, dope vocals, killer outfits, and songs like “Love Letter” who if you ask me and anyone who listens to it … is a freaking bop. It has samples from music from ‘00s and her emotions are clearly solid and so put together.
JACOB BANKS - EVERY AGE
I once heard an angle and it sounded like Jacob Banks. TBH I’ve never heard nor seen an angel just seen lots of angles, but if I ever did I’m sure it’s singing voice would sound like Jacob Banks. And apparently Extra Gum seems to think the same, as they’ve pulled him in to cover Jose Gonzalez’s single “Every Age.” Listen and try not to cry.
INJURY RESERVE - KORUNA & LIME
Injury Reserve is serving us another single from their upcoming debut LP dropping May 17th and all I have to say is YASSSS! The times and mentality we live in will be perfectly torn apart in the trio’s upcoming material.
That’s all the altpop tracks we have for you today. We’ll see you next week with more of the artists we love.
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.