BEST OF INDIE POP - WEEK 38

9/19/18

We’re still riding on our high from last night’s first ever branded night at The Echoplex in Los Angeles. It was fun, it was great, and we can’t wait to do it again. I hope the city of Los Angeles is ready for some hotness coming their way. Speaking of hotness we have 10 of the latest and best curated pop songs from the past week. Reach for your headphones because you are going to want to turn it up to the songs from Raleigh Ritchie, Demo Taped, Charlotte Lawrence and more.

RALEIGH RITCHIE - TIME IN A TREE

RnB singer-songwriter Raleigh Ritchie gifted us all with a new soothing production that makes listeners feel a bit more comfortable with the thought of finding themselves. His single “Time In A Tree” taken from his upcoming sophomore album, takes us inside the artist’s own experiences, struggles, thoughts, all in efforts of finding happiness. Enjoy as you relate to this beauty.

 

DEMO TAPED - EVERYONE ELSE FT JAIRA BURNS

The same persistent thoughts of not being able to shake off the image, the smell, the the touch of the person you love but does not love you back is exactly how you’ll feel about Demo Taped’s new stunning track  “Everyone Else.” Jaira Burns joins in making this slow burner a whole lot sweeter. Just like the love you’re thinking about but doesn’t love you back I wish you were home / Havin trouble thinking of the fight we had / The way you lookin at me sayin' you'll never come back/ home I wish you were home.

 

CHARLOTTE LAWRENCE - STOLE YOUR CAR

Though we don’t encourage anyone to steal a car we do insist you take a listen to upcoming pop singer Charlotte Lawrence’s “Stole Your Car.” The tropical aspect mixed in to the upbeat tempo makes this an anthem for all broken hearted teenagers. Listen to this with caution and if you get caught stealing an ex’s car call us maybe.

 

TAYLA PARX - ME VS US

One look, one listen to  Tayla Parx and you’ll immediatly feel a connection with her music. As writer to A-list names like Demi Lovato, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Parx steps out to pursue her own singing career. Her effort “Me vs Us” is a clear indicator that she’s got everything it takes to make it big. Keep an eye on the grammy nominated writer-singer.

 

DILLON FRANCIS - WHITE BOI FT LAO RA

Colombian singer Lao Ra and white boy producer Dillon Francis team up to create a delicious single that will be sure to be stuck in your head after it’s done playing. According to Lao Ra “”White Boi” is an ode to the white boys in my life and how exotic and endearing they are to me." You can definitely feel the heat between these two in the charming video above.

 

WAFIA - I’M GOOD

Something about watching Wafia walking down the street in “I’m Good” reminds me of the great Pam Grier in Jackie Brown. It could be the sass or the confidence of being a strong woman capable of kicking a**. The Aussie singer will leave you feeling good and better than you were prior to listening to the single.

 

KERO KERO BONITO - MAKE BELIEVE

Kero Kero Bonito has an enchantment about them that we can’t seem to get away from. “Make Believe” is another sugary bop with a sense of sudden chaos. The video is heavy on the 80s aesthetics with no real connection to the real world except that we all at times daydream and have our own distorted thoughts.

 

CLARA MAE - SORRY FOR WRITING ALL THESE SONGS ABOUT YOU

Our heart breaks for Clara Mae. Her voice sounding like it’s about to cry as she sings “Swear no one will know that every moment was true / All the mistakes and why you ran away / Sorry for writing all the songs about you / But I had to.” Our love and hugs and tears are with you girl. Don’t know who this one is about but hope they make up for the pain they’ve caused.

 

JESS KENT - GIRL

Yeah yeah, girl’s have it hard, blame it on our hormones, blame it on the moon, or if you really want to know why we females are the way we are turn your ears to this fun pop tune  by Jess Kent. “Girl” will hopefully give the male species a bit more knowledge and understanding of us females. #GirlPower

 

GIRLI - YOUNG

Wrapping up today’s playlist is one of our fav brat pop artists Girli with another fun single “Young.” In her latest piece, the singer perfectly depicts what every teenager feels and goes through. It’s painful, it’s fun, and in most cases so worth it. No, no one tells you what to expect during the most awkward years of our lives, but that’s the irony of life. Enjoy this one and be thankful that your teenage years don’t last that long.

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Thanks for tuning in. For more of the best of indie pop sub to our Spotify playlist. We’ll see you all next week. Kisses!

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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.