Best New Indie Pop
Ever since TOKiMONSTA burst on to the scene in 2013, she has proven herself as a reputable singer/songwriter with a distinct ethos. Her new album, Lune Rouge, debuted October 6. Songs like Estrange from the compilation take us at We Are The Guard somewhere far, far away.
Though summer is officially over, Alexander Lewis returns us to the sandy beaches with his island-destined track Off Guard. From us here at We Are The Guard and those familiar with Lewis's previous works, this one will literally catch you off guard.
Punk pop princess Avril Lavigne is back in her prime, and all it took was an electronic duo and Anthony Green. Listen to Grey’s Wings Clipped below, and revel in the most perplexing and solid song I’ve heard to date— as if 2017 couldn’t get stranger.
Salute, an up-and-coming electronic music producer from the the British Isles, teamed up with fellow Brit musician Gabrielle Aplin to create a synth-pop track called That Girl.
New Zealand’s Siobhan Sainte rediscovers romance on Midnight. Over a growling bassline and boom-bap beat, reminiscent of Nine Inch Nails’ Closer, Midnight is as honest and intimate as a 12 a.m. confession purred past your earlobe, while still being edgy enough to make sense of today’s romanticism.
In 2015, Tove Stryke went platinum with her US debut, Kiddo. We love every note on it, but in 2017, we're getting an equally hypnotizing, yet much softer version of the Swedish pop star. Mistakes is a synth-laden offering about that sort of romance that is worth risking it all for.