BEST OF INDIE POP - WEEK 43
If Nicki Minaj and Cardi B can raise the heat then so can we! We’re not throwing just one shoe, we’re going to take every single shoe from every single staff member here and throw them at our computers. But that’s just stoopid, I hate having cold cold feet. We’ll just leave the desperate attention shenanigans to the pros and we’ll stick to what we do best. I know, I know, we’re pretty good at a lot of things, but today we’re giving you another dose of the best 10 songs in indie pop you should be listening to like right now. You readies??
MXMS - GRAVEDIGGER
With much excitement yesterday we released MXM’s newest single “Gravedigger.” As our music journalist Calvin Paradise points out, MXMS are not on to be pigeonholed or conform to norms. For them the monsters are very real and the abyss is a current state of reality. “Gravedigger” is a sort of field notes, detailing the toxic nature of modernity while also showcasing how to reclaim power of your own life. Be sure to grab your copy of “Gravedigger” here: https://ffm.to/mxmsgravedigger
CARDI B - MONEY
“Money” came earlier than expected. We all have Nicki Minaj to thank for that. Thanks Barbz! And though this is not Cardi B’s hardest track, it is not a dissapointment. The MC goes back to her roots confirming she did not go pop. Along the same vein of “Kodak Black,” Cardi B establishes the fact that she’s rich AF and still chasing the cheese for eggs cause you know she’s a baby momma now.
BAUUER - COMPANY FT SOLEIMA
The collaboration between Bauuer and Soleima is literally perfection. Between my anxiety of meeting deadlines and general life itself, “Company” serves to be the perfect sound to bring me back to having somewhat of a restful heartbeat. Bauuer invites you to dive into your favorite lounging position and enjoy every single beat dripping from this beauty.
TENNYSON - FACE THE NIGHT
With an air of Peter Gabriel’s hit single “In Your Eyes,” “ Face The Night” serandes listeners into a story of love, battling to keep the good that you have. Tennyson has beautifully transitioned themselves into having a bigger audience with the production of a pop crossover ballad. Now, it’s just a matter of time and your help to push this song along.
MØ - IF IT’S OVER FT. CHARLI XCX
MØ’s much awaited album Forever Neverland is out now, and a stand out track that we have on repeat is “If It’s Over” featuring Charlie XCX. One could easily assume that it’s about losing a certain someone, however I think this is just MO reaffirming that she’s in a better place now than where she was after she got huge!
TORY LANEZ - DRIP DRIP DRIP FEAT. MEEK MILL
Now that Skrrt, skrrt, skrrt is officially retired, the rap scene is adopting Drip, drip, drip, and riding that wave is Toronto native Tory Lanez who with Meek Mill deliver a flow so smooth it will put you to sleep. Nothing fancy here just consistency on both their parts. Love Me Now? drops October 26th!
TOVE STYRKE - VIBE
Tove Stykre is for everyone. Her “Vibe” lies between the Taylor Swift’s and the Beyonce’s. It’s playful pop music whose fresheness is more than welcome. Styrke’s single wastes no time in getting you hooked with her soothing voice.
TAILS & INVERNESS - SKELETON FEAT NEVVE
Up and coming producer Inverness drop a single that puts him on the list of one to watch. With the contribution of producer Tails and artist Nevve, “Skeleton” is an absolute banger. The bass, the drop, the vocals, this is legit fire!
POPPY - HARD FEELINGS
Popppy has confirmerd she is in fact a robot “Why do I have porcelain skin / With wires and electrics within? / So many questions.” Case closed … or is it? Because the lyrics kind of imply that she possibly is Titan Sinclair’s replica creation of former girlfriend Mars Argo. “Am I a replica of someone that you loved?/ Someone you made me to replace / /Am I a replica of someone flesh and blood? / Someone you made me to replace.”
JAI WOLF - LOST FEAT. CHELSEA JADE
We close off this post with the future mainstream pop star Jai Wolf. Her single “Lost” can be added to the list of memorable tracks such as “Indian Summer.” This is bedroom pop, this is special, this is something that is too good to keep to yourselves. It’s as if Wolf knows each and everyone of us on a personal level because her music is so on point with the dream we’re living in.
Thanks for stopping by for your weekly indie pop run down. We’ll see you all nex week with more of our handpicked favorites!
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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.