BEST INDIE POP - WEEK 24
Music has the power to move you in ways that are unimaginable. I am talking in a literal and emotional sense. Seems about right? For instance, if you’re in a mid week slump like most of us human beings, all you have to do is pop a tune and BAM, instant fix. In the case of those who can’t seem to carry a beat, again, put on some music and BOOM, let your body move. But, it’s not just any tune that we invite you to press play on, in today’s case, we here at We Are: The Guard are telling you to give today’s human curated Indie Pop Playlist a spin because we’ve spent the past seven days filtering through an insane amount of songs to bring you what the alternate universe has to offer. Trust me, once you play the indie songs below, the relief will be instant. Enjoy a little something from our favorite baby face artists The Weeknd, Allie X and more.
ALLIE X - THAT’S SO US (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO)
Allie X may not be the next Taylor Swift, but the songstress originating from Toronto may as well buckle up tight because she’s on the fast lane to being aired all over the airways. Her single, “That’s So Us” from debut album CollXtion, is driven by classic synth pop sounds and a catchy hook that paints a picture of what every annoying loveable relationship goes through. Nothing but love, gooey-mushy love.
WOLF ALICE - YUK FOO (LYRIC VIDEO)
Wolf Alice is back and more fierce than ever before. Their lead single, “Yuk Foo,” from their second album “Vision Of A Life,” sounds like they gave birth to a new image, one that is pissed. Ellie Rowsell explodes as the honest lyrics flow out of her like a geyser. Yes, “Yuk Foo” is like a geyser, boiling hot, a forced guitar and loud drums create an irresistible punk piece that brings smiles to everyone who gives this piece a spin.
SIOBHAN SAINTE - BURN IT DOWN
If you’d want to find any music from Siobhan Saint on this site you would unfortunately have no luck because this right here is the very first time we feature New Zealand-based singer Siobhan Sainte. “Burn It Down” is her debut into the world and although not much is known about the artists, we can say without a doubt that the track marks an exciting journey for the twenty-one year old. To sum it up nicely for you guys this girl is #FIERCE.
JULIA MICHAELS - UH HUH (LYRIC VIDEO)
Julia Michaels has got herself a winning formula for writing songs that appeal to the mainstream listener, which is not a bad thing people. After her debut single, “Issues,” was well received, she is now back with the pop powered track, “Uh Huh.” LIke her previous work, this one right here will have you singing along by the time the chorus hits. “Uh-huh! I think you're movin' in too close / But I think that it's my body wanting it the most, like Uh-huh! / I don't know what it is I feel /But I know it's my emotions going in for the kill.”
LOST KINGS - LOOK AT US NOW (LYRIC VIDEO) FT ALLY BROOKE, A$AP FERG
A mashup or better said, a fusion of different worlds collide to create a surprisingly enjoyable arrangement. We have L.A. duo Lost Kings providing the beautiful backdrop of electronic beats that balance Ally Brooke’s vocals with those of A$AP Ferg. It takes an open mind to see the beauty.
ELOHIM - SKINNY LEGS (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)
Was this as weird for you as it was for me? Watching Elohim’s video for “Skinny Legs” gave me all sorts of creeps. I kept waiting for the girl from The Ring to jump out and drag me into my computer screen. There was something so captivating yet so terrifying about the glitchy video representation of the hair raising track. I am addicted and I want more.
LONDON GRAMMAR COVER BEYONCE’S ALL NIGHT IN THE LIVE LOUNGE
It seems that the women are strong on the playlist this week. London Grammar’s frontwoman Hannah Reid will make you believe in angels, because holy geez, that voice is one of kind. Beyonce fan or not, there is no denying that London Grammar has managed to make us fall deeper in love with them and their sound. For more mouth watering tuneage be sure to listen to their second album, Truth Is A Beautiful Thing.
THE WEEKND - SECRETS
Whaaaaaaattttt? Between filtering through music and keeping up with all the celebrity trash news on E! I feel like I completely missed something here. What in the world is the video for “Secrets” suppose to mean? Does it even have a meaning? What is babyface trying to tell us? Someone explain.
EVERYTHING EVERYTHING - CAN’T DO
Everything Everything is back. In case you missed the first time we featured their music here on We Are: The Guard, I highly suggest you do a quick search because it will play a key part in your coming to understand and embrace what these guys are doing with music. They’re creating tunes outside of the norm and according to Jonathan HIggs, “Can't Do” is about trying to bend to the world and fit into it. Nobody is normal, nobody knows what normal is. 'I can't do the thing you want' - we don't care we just want you to dance."
TIM LEGEND - QUICKSAND FEAT COLIN DEIDEN
Tim Legend has got the right pieces that will get your feet moving, no words are needed for this one. Just press play and let the vibes to the rest.
That’s all the indie pop songs for this week. Be sure to tune in daily for more curated picks and feel free to submit your suggestions. See you all next week. Until then, keep the music loud.
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About Beca Arredondo
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.