NEW INDIE POP SONGS - WEEK 30
We’ve had a crap storm of crap news lately and when you’re hit with the rumor of Justin Beiber starting his own church to save us all from our sins (the only sin I’ve committed is having to listen to ‘Despacito’ more than once) we know that fit has hit the shan. To make things a bit more exciting we’ve created the perfect soundtrack for our version of “Armageddon.” All you Ben Afflecks and Liv Tylers get ready to hit play on this week’s edition of our favorite indie pop songs where we feature Roy Woods, R3hab, BIllie Eilish, and more.
ROY WOODS - WHOLE LOT (REMIX)
With Roy Woods’ album Say Less debuting right around the corner, he’s dropping little delights here and there. One release to be excited about is his remix of 21 Savage’s single, “Whole Lot.” Woods’ approach stays on the same slow burning piano backdrop, but changes it up with the vocals creating a friendlier listen. The vocal here takes listeners on a high and is a bit more approachable, not to say that the killer dark ambiance from the original wasn’t amazing.
R3HAB - HOLD ME
You would perhaps file this one under #chill, but it’s my list mmmkay and if it makes the body and mind feel good then I consider it a solid for indie pop. R3hab’s original mix “Hold Me” highlights his talent for creating beautiful melt in your mouth future bass beats. Why not drool over this one? The somber “everything is going to be alright” vibe makes it perfect for the summer nights.
SMALLPOOLS - PASSENGER SIDE
Los Angeles indie band Smallpools has grabbed our attention. Bouncy pop beats, catchy lyrics - Yes please! We’re on board and digging the sound that makes us sway back and forth. As co-writers to The Chainsmokers' single, “Break Up Every Night,” and obvious creative talent, there is clear indication that these guys will not remain unknown. For more on them be sure to grab their upcoming EP, The Science of Letting Go, due out August 4th.
LINCOLN JESSER - SOMEBODY FEAT. GABRIELLE CURRENT
At times, less is more -- take for instance the simplistic style of Lincoln Jesser, who is on the boiling point to a successful career as a hitmaker. While songstress Gabrielle Current pushes the tune, it’s Jesser’s musical backdrop that creates the experience. For those unfamiliar with the producer, you’re in for a real treat. Click play and get ready to enjoy it.
BILLIE EILISH - IDONTWANTTOBEYOUANYMORE
If you are wanting to be in the know on the next big artist, then keep it locked on Billie Eilish. The artists is on fire with track after track of riveting heartfelt rawness. In her world, everything means something, everything is intense. The fifteen year old makes you want to hit replay on her newest single, “idontwanttobeyouanymore.” "If teardrops could be bottled /There'd be swimming pools filled by my models/ Told "that tight dress is what makes you a whore"/ If I love you was a promise/ Would you break it if you're honest / Tell the mirror what you know she's heard before /I don't wanna be you anymore.” Damn, Billie!
DOMINO GOLD - WICHITA
The brilliance of electro-pop comes through in “Wichita” by London duo Domino Gold. As part of the creative collective Loud Parade, these two are living the motto of the platform which is to “create something greater than the sum of our parts.” The single above lives and breathes an energy that is bigger than most tracks we’ve come across lately. Brace yourselves because I don’t think you are ready for this gem. P.S. the video is #crazy!!!
POPPY - INTERWEB
The lady of the hour, the troll of trolls, the saviour of pop music … Poppy. How to describe her best is a tough one, but let’s call her a true talent. By taking bits of reality and pieces of comedy, she’s able to spin out material that is deeper than what you might expect from an innocent appearing big - eyed beauty. For those of you tired of the bulls**t, turn your ears to Poppy. She’ll zap you right out and give you a colorful dose of reality with “Interweb.”
TYLER THE CREATOR - I AIN’T GOT TIME
Tyler the Creator gets your blood pumping with his latest release, “I Ain’t Got Time,” from his new album, Scum Fuck Flower Boy. The trip out hip-hop track solidifies him as a genius when it comes to creating beats and once again gives listeners a mouthful with his lyrics. His words are directed to those only interested in him because of his success, and instead of taking his anger to Twitter, this is his way of sending all the ‘fakes’ a message. Well played Tyler.
SOFI TUKKER - FUCK THEY
Rolling with the no f**ks given attitude we got going here electronic duo Sofi Tukker rips off a new one in “Fuck They.” According to them: “The whole premise is ‘f— they’—the people that are trying to hold us back from being who we are, being ourselves really loudly,” Hawley-Weld explained. “The profanity even part of it.” Seems that the video is a perfect representation of those words because it’s completely random and absurd, much like the labels that tried to hold them back.
AEROSMITH - I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING
Thanks for tuning in to this week’s edition of We Are: The Guard’s best indie pop songs. We’ll see you next week.
About Beca Arredondo
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.