BEST OF INDIE - WEEK 46
What is up We Are: The Guard-ians! Jess is out on vacation for the week so you’re stuck with me for today as we go over the best songs in indie this week. I spent the entire week filtering through some amazing productions and it wasn’t easy to dwindle them down to ten songs. So if I missed anything or left a lot to be desired in this post do not throw a fit because the rest of the homies here at We Are: The Guard have got you covered on Spotify. So once you’re done with the list below you can head here. But for now let’s turn it up to the following tracks from Lewis Capaldi, Zimmer, The Wombats, and more.
AMY SHARK - ALL LOVED UP
If you haven’t had a chance to listen to Amy Shark’s debut album Love Monster, you are missing out of an experience unlike anyother this year. I am totally serious you guys. a standout track that has been on repeat is “All Loved Up.” Co written and produced by Jack Antonoff, “All Loved Up” wraps you up in the emotion expressed through the lyrics sung by Shark.
LEWIS CAPALDI - SOMEONE YOU LOVED
That voice though! Lewis Capaldi can make one’s knees shake with that range. The paino driven melody driving the lyrics really strikes the feels in “Someone You Loved.” The twenty-one year old comes off as someone older thanks in large part to his prestine song writing skills and ability to evoke human emotion. His recently released EP Breach is available now for your enjoyment.
DAN D’LION - GIVE WHAT YOU TAKE
With pop music being regurgutated at speeds faster than the Santa Ana winds we’re experiencig in SoCal, new artists need to pull something from far left field to stand out. London indie artist Dan D’Lion not only hits it out of the park but he makes sure it smacks you in the head before making it out of the park. With his debut single “Give What You Take” listeners are left dazed and find themselves drifting into a world far from radio pop. For anyone looking for something different, “Give What You Take” is exactly what you need.
ZIMMER - WILDFLOWERS (FT. PANAMA)
Producer Zimmer embarks on a transcedental sonic experience in his latest single “Wildflowers.” Like the jungles seen in picture books, “Wildflowers” is covered in thick luscious layers of somber like marimbas, congas, rainsticks, and distorted synths. With Panama serving up vocals and Zimmer working his thing you’ll find yourself wishing you were there in the jungle eating shrooms and dancing naked with the wildflowers.
THE WOMBATS - OCEANS
The Wombats are feeling David Bowie right now, perhaps inspired by “Just Dance,” “Oceans” comes off as a soft post punk experience except David Bowie would never seel the ocean to the sea. In The Wombats case selling the ocean to the sea is a great thing because this chill-er side keeps you glued from beginning to end.
VIAGRA BOYS - SPORTS
If indie music is coming off as too squeekly clean, then let me introduce you to Stockholm band Viagra Boys. Listening to them is as exciting as using whiskey as your mouth wash. They’re loud and unopologetic and looking to interrupt your feed with their intrusive sound that should be taken as a mind altering experience to compliment your mundane life. Taken from their album Street Worms, “Sports” will motivate you to pick up balls more often.
SASHA SLOAN - OLDER
It seems that the rough childhood filled with emotional chaos in Sasha Sloan's life lead to a silver lining as she got older. Using her experience, she was able to translate her anger and bottled up frustrations into music that we can all appreciate because it’s real sheeeet. we've all had some sort of messed up thing happened in our childhood but not many have the talent of Sloan who can take crap and turn it into audible gold.
THEY. - ROCKVILLE STATION FEAT. GALLANT
R&B duo THEY. are fresh off from releasing their EP Fireside. Their music is captivating to say the least and their versatility showcases their sophistication in composing music. For their single “Rockville Station” they teamed up with Gallant to serve up a banger that can easily be devoured.
7715 - WEEK
What started off as a project to help a buddy get out of a relationship rut has evolved into an offically formed band signed by RCA Records and a banging debut hit co-written by the only and only Kelly Clarkson and party girl Bebe Rexha. “Week” will soon be blowing up and played at everyones house party. Experience 7715 now before they make it Brokhampton big. Trust me on this.
VÖK - NIGHT & DAY
Last but definatley wanted to squeeze it in is Vox’s 80’s driven single “Night & Day.” The stalker like creep status of this song is perfect for those who will go to any legnth to make that special someone theirs because no is not an option. Enjoy it you determined people you. New album out next year. Oh geez, next year is like two months away!!!
Alrighty guys, this is all the indie you get on this post. If you enjoyed what you heard be sure to support the list by sending your love to the artists and letting them know you heard it first on We Are: The Guard. Have a great week!
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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.