BEST INDIE POP - WEEK 47

11/23/16
Untitled By Anita Peeples

“Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.” I’m pretty sure that’s like saying YOLO (is that even a thing anymore), whatever. What I’m trying to say is that we’ve been staring red eyed into our computers non stop only to find the best of what the indie pop music scene has to offer so that you lovelies stay up to date with the top 10 songs indie pop songs of the week and away from the fluff. So without further ado, let’s jump right into our playlist featuring DENM, gnash, Nick Hook, and more.

 

DENM - THE FEELING

I have a feeling that this track is 1000% talking about the love between the California solo artist and his wife. If you’ve been following DENM’s trajectory then you’re probably thinking what I’m thinking...their relationship is way juicier than the Thanksgiving dinner we will feasting on this Thursday.

 

BIG BABY D.R.A.M. - WIFI (ERYKAH BADU)

It is a guaranteed fact that if you play Big Baby D.R.A.M.’s single above for that special someone, they will end up wrapped around you like the malte-poo in the thumbnail pictured on the cover of the track. There is no actual documention of this fact, but what is actually very true is that D.R.A.M.’s debut album released last month is one of the strongest records of 2016.

 

GNASH - HOME (FEAT. JOHNNY YUKON)

Gnash has proven to be a surprising highlight this year. His single, “Home,” featuring Johnny Yukon, isn’t a mushy Charlie Puth wannabe track; it’s a relatable song that is beautifully written and performed. This is a great move on gnash’s part to move into the mainstream.

 

BEN TALMI - PLAY

The intro to the track can make one think that it’s a questionable choice for BitCandy, but I promise you that if you stick around for a few seconds you will find yourself enthralled with the cinematic sound of solo artists Ben Talmi. The brilliance of  “Play” is a  crossover between techno, classical, and pop—it has no boundaries.

 

ROYKSOPP - NEVER EVER

Bust out your spandex and inner 80’s spirit because Royksopp’s “Never Ever” will be sure to light you up from the inside out. The duo explores the sound of disco on steroids, or as they put it, "It's disco baked beyond recognition." It’s a bit all over the map, but it’s magical and Susanne Sundfør’s vocals make it extra nice!

 

NICK HOOK - GUCCI’S FEAT 24HRS

This track is actually pretty dangerous. 10 out of 10 will experience some sort of ear damage.

no no duck

 

LIL PEEP - GUCCI MANE (PROD. CHARLIE SHUFFLER)

Sad trap isn’t anything new, but it’s just nothing we really feature on here because we like uppity stuff...but since we are into giving you all a heads up on new artists we figured we’d give you a taste of a rapper by the name of Lil Peep. He basically writes sad music so apologies if you this is a bit of a downer for anyone listening.

 

DRAKE - FAKE LOVE

This is everything! For everyone hating on Drake and calling him a softie, “Fake Love” will silence haters. This style is where Drake really thrives. I’m saying this and I’m not really a Drake fan, but when a track is fire you have to give it the respect it deserves.

 

COURAGE x CARMODY - WE HAD THE NIGHT

With the weather getting a bit cooler, Carmody and Courage bring some heat with their tropical-eque chill vibes in “We Had The Night.” All you summer lovers/beach bums will eat this one up. One listen and you’ll have enough vitamin D to keep you going through the winter (not really).

 

PAPA YA - SUNNY

The band name alone is enough for me to love Papa Ya, but after listening to a couple of their singles I’m convinced that the Los Angeles duo sounds very promising. For those looking for infectious warm pop sounds, be sure to put these guys on your list.

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Thanks a bunch for stopping by and checking out the top 10 in indie pop songs. Enjoy your Thursday and we’ll see you next week with more ear gems.

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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.