BEST INDIE POP - WEEK 5
I’m the Internet's newest favorite grandma and the most envied person at Monday’s bridge session, presenting this week’s Best of Indie Pop. Ever since my run in with the Queen (Queen Beyoncé that is) at the Grammys on Sunday night my life has completely changed for the better. One look at flawless B and my allergies were cured, my wrinkles disappeared, and I am now a lifetime fast pass holder at CVS. It’s a miracle, I tell ya! Being a meme is great, but being here today to announce the music is even better. Who am I kidding … nothing compares to having Beyoncé giving me permission to be in her presence
GIRLI - MR 10 PM BEDTIME
Just because I sport SAS shoes does not mean I don’t know what you kids think is hip. I don’t know much about the pop artist GIRLI, but from what I can see and hear she’s a bottle full of carbonated fun who is waiting to be shaken up and explode at your next bedtime rendezvous.
ST BEAUTY - NOT DISCUSS IT
From boutique clothing consultants to rising RnB stars, St Beauty have the perfect energy, ambition, and the right topics to establish themselves as this year’s hot new duo. “Not Discuss It”is a dreamy hypnotizing track that has it going on. Forget about the Netflix n Chill, it’s all about the St Beauty n’ Chill.
OTR - BLISS FT ASHLEY LEON
OTR may not be household name yet, but his noteworthy material is easily digestible and worth you paying attention. Drawing influence from Odesza, Petit Biscuit, Bon Iver, and others, this former aerospace engineer is designing music that brings the heat to the ambient scene. No need to fly into space to find some peace in your life when you can just hit play on “Bliss” featuring the vocals of Ashley Leon above.
KALI UCHIS - AFTER THE STORM FT. TYLER, THE CREATOR, BOOTSY COLLINS
Who ever said you can’t by love has not clue about how love really works, but Tyler, The Creator, Kali Uchis, and Bootsy Collins thankfully are here to open up our eyes as to how you and I can go about buying our next lover.
FLINT EASTWOOD - MONSTER
So much darkness going on in Flint Eastwood’s new video for “Monster.” The Michigan artist interprets some of her darkest moments in life into the best haunting video this week that will make you want to reach out to her and send hugs. I’m sure most of us can relate to the loss of a loved one, but not many can transform the emotion into beautiful art like the video above.
FEVER RAY - PART V WANNA SIP
Ok, so perhaps I spoke too soon about the best haunting new video, one look at the latest from our favorite button pushing artist and you’ll be left with your jaw open thinking WTF?! Yes, WTF FEVER RAY … I can’t unsee what I just saw. Taken from her newest album Plunge, “Wanna Sip” forms part of the story line that has yet to conclude.
PLYA - ADRENALINE
It’s not the first time we’ve featured PLYA on We Are: The Guard, and something tells me today won’t be the last either. Though we only have two songs to our disposal, the indie group gives us much to consider as we wait to see what they have brewing in the studio. Until then, “Adrenaline” will hold us over for a few weeks. No pressure guys, but we kind of feel like we have a desperate need for more of your music.
GEORGE EZRA - PARADISE
I know much about nothing, another thing I know is that I seem to have found a cure for my lonely aching heart and his name is George Ezra. After listening to “Paradise” and staring at George for the past half day I can say that for the first time in a long time, I feel alive. It may be the energy behind “Paradise,” it may be his thunderous voice, it may be his beautiful face … I don’t know but I think this might be love.
JOJI - WINDOW
Say goodbye to your mom, wave bye to your grandma, quit your job, and get ready to sail away once again to the sounds of Joji in Window. To accompany his somber production, the video for “Window” will take you into a world of fantasy breaking you free from reality...just watch out for the dragon.
MIKE SHINODA - OVER AGAIN
Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda unveils the beautiful EP Post Traumatic following the passing of bandmate Chester Bennington. All three tracks hit hard and one realises that even though we all deal with grief in different ways it’s painful and it’s scary. But thank you Mike for allowing us to join you in your mourning.
That’s all for today’s top indie pop songs. You’re regular host will be back soon, until then keep your playlist fresh by checking in to wearetheguard.com daily for the latest and best in indie music.
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.