Best New Indie Pop

If you miss classic Bjork, Bernache could help fill the void. The Canada native’s new song, Your Name, has the same clattering instrumentals juxtaposed with angelic vocals. Never heard of Bernache? Don’t worry, we haven’t listened to her before either. In fact, this is the singer/producer’s first release as a solo artist since being a member of the band, Man I Trust.
Not only is MAAD busy making a big impression with her R&B music style, she’s also a model, DJ, and a talented film director. Her latest music release, Touch Me featuring Grammy nominated artist Ro-James, is nothing short of incredible.
I’ve been seriously lacking some sugary sweet tunes in my life. But luckily new artist TYSM (short for Thank You So Much) is here and she totally delivers. The Texas native just dropped her debut single, Honeymoon Phase, and we just can’t get enough.
If it’s true that first impressions are everything then Schwarz is bound for accolades. Home is the first song from the artist (also known as Roland Meyer de Voltaire) and what I hear is pure talent. Schwarz’s voice is smooth and haunting. His sound is the kind that is easy to listen to when falling asleep at night.
Who doesn’t love good pop? Phoebe Ryan’s new song, Dark Side, is just another one of her dance-worthy contributions to the music world. In 2016 alone, Phoebe put out three of her own tracks, co-wrote a Britney Spears song and collaborated with fellow newcomers, The Chainsmokers and The Knocks.
Day Wave’s music is an escape. Even though Jackson Phillips' first full-length album, Days We Had, won’t be released until May, I wouldn’t consider him a new artist. Since his first song premiered in 2015, Day Wave has developed a distinct shoe gaze sound. All of his music has a fuzzy quality to it, and his latest song release, Something Here, is also a bit hazy.
Seven years after releasing their last album Rock Dust Light Star, acid jazz legends Jamiroquai return from what I can only assume was some kind of faraway intergalactic odyssey armed with a heady dose of 90s escapism in the form of a brand new song, Automaton.
Chicago-based duo LOUIS THE CHILD described their sound as music that makes you happy, and that is definitely the case with their latest track, which is stirring up a ton of well-deserved buzz. The duo has teamed up with one of our favorite new producers, Elohim, to create a dreamy and blissful indie pop track called Love is Alive.
London-based duo SNAKEHIPS teamed up with rising songstress MØ on their explosive new single, Don’t Leave. But up and coming buzzed about producer, THROTTLE has just released his dance-infused remix of the track and we’re simply obsessed. The Australian new artist works his magic by adding a wonderfully infectious and uplifting disco-feel that we’re totally obsessed with.
New Los Angeles/New York duo POWERS come at us full force with their energy-packed and insanely catchy new single, Dance. It has all the ingredients of an infectious indie pop hit as it’s packed with welcoming oohs, hand claps, funky bass, playful and memorable lyrics, and a super fun singalong style chorus that will totally get you dancing.
Los Angeles based new artist NoMBe is releasing his debut album, They Might’ve Even Loved Me, single by single, and the song Wait is a sexy smooth track that we can’t wait to share with you today. His sound is self-described as electric soul, and he says his album is a “brutally honest account of romance, sex and heartbreak.”
In 2016, new artist QUINN XCII released his EP, Bloom, and now he’s back with his new single, Straightjacket. It’s a catchy and very bouncy track that will put a little pep in your step! It would fit in nicely on pop radio, which makes us think that 2017 is going to be a good year for this Michigan native.