BEST OF INDIE POP - WEEK 46
Slip-on your headphones and keep your mouths shut. I know what you’re going to say, and before you say it, yes, I might have been on a good one as I curated this week’s list of the Best Indie Pop songs. As you’re about to find out, we’re all over the place with our music selection this week … but you’re gonna love it. We pulled together a select handful of hip-swinging, head swaying, eye-watering music because indie-pop just can’t fit into a cookie-cutter category. Nope. Enjoy the featured tracks from Easy Life, Brooke Candy, Kanye West, Kiol, and more.
EASY LIFE - SANGRIA FT. ARLO PARKS
The poetic like feel of “Sangria” will bring in a legion of new fans for Easy Life and Arlo Parks. Together, these two acts bring upon the feels with the smooth groove and triggering lyrics such as “I fucking hate it when you leave \ ‘Cause you’ve got something that I need / And I’m not zen enough to do this each week.”
KANYE WEST - FOLLOW GOD
Ladies and gents, the humblest rich person ever now allows you to follow him through a day in the life of. Yes, thanks to Kanye’s new persona, we now have the chance to follow him (God) and see what it is to drive through open land on a tank. BRB … I need to call my dad now.
BROOKE CANDY - FREAK LIKE ME FT. TOOPOOR
Brooke Candy has made her debut official with her album Sexorsim, in which the single “Freak Like Me” helps capture audiences from all walks of life. The playful single enlists goth sensation Toopoor to help highlight the acceptance of being yourself and embracing it.
DANNY BROWN - BEST LIFE
Detroit rapper Danny Brown returns to his home town and captures the end of a past life and the beginning of his best life perfectly. With flowers adorning the vehicle that carried him through his childhood, Danny Brown sits in the driver seat
ZELLA DAY - SEXY THANG
Indie pop songstress lives up to Hot Chocolate’s mega-hit “You Sexy Thang.” The original funk and groove are removed and replaced with a slower sultry tempo that though different, still moves you to want to dance at any time of day or night. Hope you enjoy listening and moving to this tune just as much as Ms. Day seemed to have in the making of this video.
IGGY AZALEA & ALICE CHATER - LOLA
Iggy and Alice walk into an asylum. It sounds like the start of a good joke, but the joke’s on us because “Lola” makes Iggy and Alice really, really good at being crazy. Watch the ladies embrace their coocoo and take over the joint.
KIOL - NO PEACE
The UK artist Kiol demands your attention with his perfectly crafted pop single “No Peace.” It’s essentially a protest song that comes at a perfect time. Just when things couldn’t feel anymore distant and unreal, the singer puts up a fight against those who want it all yet it’s never enough. It’s an exciting track that hopefully moves listeners to want to take action and do more than just settle into society’s standards.
FREE NATIONALS & SYD - SHIBUYA
The groovy single “Shibuya,” will have your head bopping and soon forgetting about your worries. With a sound that is as soothing as a mother’s arms rocking her baby back and forth, so this too will soothe your spirit and soul.
NOAH CYRUS - JULY REMIX FEAT. LEON BRIDGES
Noah Cyrus and Leon Bridges should be a duo forever. The despair in their voices is beautiful and warm. The feels we feel fills our eyes with warm salty liquid that is about to run down our face. Does it strike something painful for you guys even though in the video the characters end up back together? This is one you’ll be wanting to play for that special person of yours.
FLUME - RUSHING BACK FEAT. VERA BLUE
Just when my anxiety was about to slap me hard across my face, Flume happened to jump at me with his electric single “Rushing Back.” Even though the track is about a relationship that seems to have seen better days, it’s the synths that jump at you giving you a brief sense that things are better than what they seem.
Thanks for stopping by this week’s edition of the top indie-pop songs. We will see you again next week.
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.