THE BEST NEW INDIE POP RELEASES FOR A NEW DAY
It really feels like a brand new chapter as we end the insanity that has been the last few years. What better way to accompany this newness than with new indie pop music? Well, you’re in the right place.
“GOLDEN CHILD” - BLEU
What a fitting day to watch this as we say our goodbyes to who Bleu describes as “The Cheeto in Chief.” Get ready for one of the best lyric videos you’ve seen in a while.
“NUH UH” - JADES GOUDREAULT
Jades Goudreault warns against the wolf in sheep's clothing on her hard hitting indie pop track, “nuh uh.” “A liar, a cheater, a runner,” this guy is not to be trusted under any circumstances. Off of her new EP, Motel 6, Goudreault proves that she’s one to look out for. She is originally from Montreal and is now based in Los Angeles.
“JUNIPER” - KATY KIRBY
Texas based singer songwriter Katy Kirby weaves indie pop, indie rock, and folk into her new single “Juniper.” With storytelling lyrics, catchy melodies, and driving guitars, it’s a homerun. After singles “Cool Dry Place” and “Traffic!” Kirby continues to show us new sides of her skillful, conversational songwriting.
“ROSES” - AMARIA
Amaria’s dreamy, ethereal sound has had us entranced since her first single, and she does it again on new release “Roses.” She tells the story of a relationship that is no longer shiny and new, supported by shimmery synths and thumping bass.
“I’M NOT PRETTY” - JESSIA
The TikTok collab between JESSIA and Elijah Woods had us all waiting for the full song, and now it’s here! “I’m not Pretty” is a jam about body image with an empowering lyrical twist halfway through. From being jealous of others, to learning to love the parts of herself that don’t reflect the unrealistic beauty standards of today, JESSIA’s message is so important.,
“SUPERMAN” - SKYLAR STECKER
Skylar Stecker’s voice is something that we will never stop raving about. On her new release “Superman,” she shows us a new vulnerability in her writing, and her powerful vocals are at the forefront over a minimalist track.
“FUCK BEING SOBER” - ANNIKA WELLS
Songwriter Annika Wells opens up on new single “Fuck Being Sober.” Peppered with honesty, her songs are filled with her innermost thoughts and feelings. Though this is her first major label release as an artist, Wells is not a stranger to the music industry, and you’ve probably heard her writing before. With credits including the Jonas Brothers, BTS, and more it’s really exciting to see a personal side of her.
“RAGDOLL” - ABIGAIL BARLOW, ARIZA
Abigail Barlow is the definition of versatile. Releasing hard-hitting indie pop songs by day, and going viral on TikTok for her “If Bridgerton Was a Musical” series, she’s like some kind of songwriting superhero. On new release “Ragdoll,” produced by Ariza, she displays the energetic, emotional side of her writing.
“DONE IT LIKE THIS” - WYLD & FREE
What’s this? Why, it’s none other than our very latest WATG label release! The collaboration between Bleu (mentioned above), and Johnny C, Wyld & Free is a brand new duo here to have a good time. Check out their first single, “Done It Like This.”
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Arielle Tindel is from Cleveland, Ohio. She recently graduated from Berklee College of Music with degrees in Music Business Marketing and Songwriting. In her free time, Arielle can be found gardening or playing bass.