BEST OF INDIE POP - WEEK 21

5/22/19
Photo by AJ Garcia on Unsplash

It’s been just under a week since Igor dropped and suddenly the world seems to have forgotten basically about new music that has come out since then. But there have been other treasures that need to be heard and we don’t want you to miss out on them. We promise these next ten indie pop songs will not disappoint. As you gnaw on your celery butter, or whatever the new food trend these days, tune in to new singles from Diplo, Lizzo, Blood Orange, and more.

CHARLI XCX - BLAME IT ON YOUR LOVE (FEAT. LIZZO)

What we have here in our ears today is a dream of a song. Indie pop singer/songwriter and everyone’s current favorite peach bearing songstress come together for 3 minutes of bubble gum PC infused fun.

BLOOD ORANGE - HOPE (FEAT. PUFF DADDY & TEI SHI)

We all know Dev Hynes has got artistic flair and originality runs through his blood. So to assume “Hope” would be beautiful is a given … but what wasn’t in the forecast was PDiddy coming out of the closet. Did he? Did he not? Can you all watch and let me know? 

CARLY RAE JEPSEN - TOO MUCH

I love Carly because she never sounds the same. She can basically do it all within the pop realm without anyone saying “Oh that sounds like Carly.” In “Too Much” Carly multiplies into mini Carly’s asking if her love is too much. YES! Yes, your love is too much, this is too much, but I love you very much.

OMAR APOLLO - SO GOOD

Fresh from releasing his EP Friends last month, Omar Apollo releases visuals for his 70s inspired single “So Good.” The disco-funk vibe gives us all sorts reasons to think that Apollo is one smooth operator climbing his way to being a big shot. Watch out Bruno Mars.

LANA DEL REY - DOIN TIME

And now thanks to Lana Del Rey generation Z will get to know who Sublime was and it’s great. Lana’s summer bum vibe is a worthy rendition of the ska-punk’s original. As a cover, it was a listen worth the while and intoxicating.

LALEH - CITY OF ANGELS

Songstress Laleh perfectly sums up the reality of living in Los Angeles. Many will come to try to make it big, you’ll climb up and perhaps win at what you shoot for, but at the end of the day what matters is to keep close to the ones you love. You’ll need their support to see past all the glitter and gold. 

XYLØ - RIDE OR DIE

When the love is so good you’re willing to do the impossible to keep that love going and XYLØ has the perfect track to keep the fire burning. Personally, nobody is worth going to the extent of sharing a cup of coffee with, but that’s just me but I’m sure all you hopeless romantics will love “Ride or Die.”

CYN - HOLY ROLLER

CYN returns with a track so bold it makes you realize that the youth of America will click with “Holy Roller.” It’s a carefree declaration of being young, careless, and in love. What’s not to love from a pop point of view.

DUCKWRTH - THE FALLING MAN (SHORT FILM)

I don’t know if you all know this but Duckwrth is a genius. As a follow up to the EP The Falling Man, Duckwrth released visuals in a short film that summarizes the emotion behind the album. The artist describes this piece of work as “What happens when your fears manifest and become real? In this four-act short film, you will watch as The Falling Man battles with his fear of vulnerability & betrayal, love & commitment, social status and even death itself. Just like a painting, there are gems hidden in the composition, so keep your eyes peeled and your mind open.”

TYLER THE CREATOR - EARFQUAKE

We end this post with a song that was originally written for Justin Beiber and Rihanna but rejected. We know this to happen all the time in the industry but it’s somewhat of a shocker to reject a Tyler The Creator creation. “EARFQUAKE” features vocals from the legendary Charlie Wilson and Playboi Carti.

That’s all the indie pop for today. See ya!

Photo by AJ Garcia on Unsplash

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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.