BEST OF INDIE POP - WEEK 30

7/25/18
Photo by Jamakassi

Time to stop and put your hands up in the air and do a little booty shake. It’s the middle of the week and we all need to let loose for bit and guess what? We are here to help with that. Your fav music site We Are: The Guard is back with another round up of the songs in indie pop. That means, you are getting 10 tracks full of head boppin, booty bouncing, hip thrusting melodies and beats. Perk up darlings because we’ve have goodies from Julia Thompson, Joji, ZHU, and more. Enjoy!

 

JULIA THOMPSON - NIGHTS

Running off the same vein as Alessia Cara comes new indie songstress Julia Thompson with her somber synth pop single “Nights.” Strong confident vocals mark a bold first impression for listeners, especially for those who have a weak spot for empowering pop songs. Though this is not a debut track, “Nights” put Thompson on the map of new artists to watch.

 

JOJI - HEAD IN THE CLOUDS

88rising has been killing it with their talent. Fresh from releasing the collaborative album Head In The Clouds, comes Joji with visuals for his single of the same name, “Head In The Clouds.” And excuse me if I sounds repetitive, but this is one track that will have you feeling as high as if your head were in the clouds. Repeat, repeat, repeat.

 

ZHU, TAME IMPALA - MY LIFE (STARRING WILLOW SMITH)

ZHU and Tame Impala came together earlier this year to serve up an anthem that some of us have at one point in our lives felt and thought. With a slightly manic backdrop and looping lyrics “Let me live my life,” anger and regret along with desilusion swarms viewers mind’s after watching the video starring Willow Smith. As the only survivor of a horrible car accident, Smith finds herself clinging on to the happy memories prior to the accident. Yes live your life and enjoy the heck out of it.

 

THE INTERNET - IT GETS BETTER (WITH TIME)

We meant to add this to last week’s Best of Playlist  but the jams have been too many too good to include in my 10 song post, so apologies for making you all wait a whole extra week to get a taste of the sweetness from my new personally favorite group The Internet. Syd and Dungeon Family’s Big Rube offer a balance of life and how to get by. For those looking for some motivation this right here is your jam.

 

BROCKHAMPTON - 1999 TRUMAN

Brockhampton changes things up by removing the famous Roberto intro and replaces it with a Russian intro. They also seem to have pushed their limits to create the most explosive and energetic track to date. Fans can expect more music this summer according to Kevin Abstract. Stay tune.

 

TYLER, THE CREATOR AND A$AP ROCKY - POTATO SALAD

New music from Tyler makes this heat all more tolerable. Paris, Chanel, Leo DiCaprio, Jaden Smith, yassss. The music, the video, the throwback to when Monica was on the music charts, all of it makes my heart flutter. Some good lighthearted fun is all.

 

SOFI TUKKER - BENADRYL

Someone I know told me that taking Benadryl is the safest, cheapest, most legal way of getting a fun high. I tried it and hated it, ended up with a bad case of the munchies and a week long headache. But I’m sure had I done it right the feeling would have been similar to experiencing Sofi Tukker’s latest visual piece for their single “Benadryl.”

 

GALANTIS - MAMA LOOK AT ME NOW

There is no better feeling than being at your highest point in life, living it up, and proving those who doubted you in life wrong. For those not at their high life yet, let Galantis inspire you to keep pushing until you make it with their dancefloor feel good single “ Mama Look At Me Now.”

 

YOUR SMITH - THE SPOT

We don’t often come across tracks that stop us at our tracks and make us drop everything and dance, but when it happens it is magical. Our hanger like smile and optimistic outlook is all thanks to Los Angeles artist Your Smith, who takes us on a groovy stroll through the city of Angels with her raw single “The Spot.”

 

TRANSVIOLET - UNDO

It’s important to tell your story, you never know who may be on an all time low that can be moved or helped by your words. In the case of indie band Transviolet, they’re moving mountains and reaching for higher heights all thanks to pushing onward and forward after being dropped by their former label. According to the band their single “Undo” is “about resilience, not letting people pick you apart.” And we listeners are the lucky ones to be able to listen to such a gem.

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That’s all for this week in Indie Pop. Join us again next Wednesday as we continue to discover and share the latest and freshest tracks from around the web.

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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.