Hello Indie Top 39 family! Kicking off February we have a great line up for you. This week we have artists from the USA all the way to the UK and beyond. Digging through so many releases world-wide isn’t always easy but it’s always worth it to get the chance to talk about these incredible artists. Without further ado, here’s this weeks New Music Sunday!
Y The Ghost » Find Us (Beyond)
Atmospheric and beautiful, ‘Find Us (Beyond)’ is breath-takingINDIE TOP 39
Light and vibey, ‘Find Us (Beyond)’ is gorgeous. This latest release from the Denver-based artist Y The Ghost combines easy-listening with an enveloping soundscape. I simply loved how well the gentle vocals complemented the easy-going synthesizers. Every voice in the texture layered perfectly together showing off the details and letting each part shine. At points bordering on ethereal, the harmonies are gorgeous. This one of a kind listening experience is equal parts interesting and just pretty. Sometimes opting for ornamenting the details, while at others just letting the beauty speak for itself. A truly unforgettable release.
Dan Zimmerman » Carry You
Gentle, yet powerful – Dan Zimmerman continues to impressINDIE TOP 39
The easy-going storytelling Dan Zimmerman displays on ‘Carry You’ is entrancing. Harrowing vocals dance alongside gentle piano and strings. Expressive melodies pair with honest lyrics showing off Zimmerman phenomenally. His presence defined the songs light yet strong mood. Easily pushing the song through its highs and lows I loved how easily he commanded my attention. With every movement supported by the talented instrumentals it’s no surprise the song had the impact it did. This powerful effect was amplified by the passionate performance.. Not only was each voice pivotal to the atmosphere, but they all gave their everything.
Eva Snyder » boy, cry
‘Boy, cry’ is the type of song to leave you feeling warm and relaxedINDIE TOP 39
‘boy, cry’, the new song by the Nashville singer Eva Snyder is relaxing and a delight to listen to. From the emotional and expressive lyricism to the easy-going instrumental, the whole song washes over you like spring rain. Refreshing melodies pair with the beautiful vocals allowing the message to soar. Love is never easy, but the gentle delivery of ‘boy, cry’ shows that even in difficult times there’s beauty and joy to be found. In fact, the comfortable vibe of it all was one of my favorite parts of the whole experience. Snyder sounded at ease, and like she was having a good time performing; enhancing and deepening the effect of this lovely song.
Gabrielle Ornate » Spirit Of The Times
‘Spirit Of The Times’ was cool, modern, and an awesome listening experienceINDIE TOP 39
Although the word anthem has been beat into the ground when describing music, UK-based singer/songwriter Gabrielle Ornate’s latest release perfectly defines what an anthem is. Titled ‘Spirit Of The Times’ this cool new song is powerful, catchy, and intriguing through the entirety. Led by huge vocals, the whole energy is encaptivating. I found myself constantly impressed by both the awesome presence Ornate provides, and how well the band supports that vibe. There’s never a moment that lulls or doesn’t fit. Instead, the high-energy burns like a match – intense and unrelenting. A great release that is sure to find its way onto one of your playlists.
Luce » Lamplight
‘Lamplight’ was beautiful, and a delight to listen to.INDIE TOP 39
From the poetic lyricism to the commanding vocals, there are plenty of good things about the Cambridge-based singer song/writer Luce’s newest release ‘Lamplight’. It wasn’t only the vocals that grabbed my attention, however. I loved the presence of the rhythm section. Even through the lighter parts they sounded unrestrained and helped the lead melody push the mood. Not only that, but it helped spotlight the talent of frontwoman Luce. Both easy to listen to, and upbeat this pretty track manages to suit all sorts of different moods – pulling at your heartstrings but in a good sort of way!
More In Luv » Living For Two
Fun, exciting, and just awesome all around – we loved ‘Living For Two’!INDIE TOP 39
My absolute favorite part of ‘Living For Two’ was how relatable it was. Too often in popular music it’s easy to focus on the extremes. Perfect love, million dollar cars, and unrealistic lifestyles. More In Luv, however, captures the feeling of just wanting to be content. This playful, exciting release will stay stuck in your head for hours and have you grooving to the beat in your head. It’s fun and catchy while still being a good song. Repetitive vocals drill the melodies into your head as the edm-esque instrumental sets the high-energy and passionate vibe. A great song for the dance floor, your car, or wherever you need a cool easy-going song.
Prince Li » Feel The Fall
‘Feel The Fall’ is an instant classicINDIE TOP 39
Debut singles are always a pivotal moment for artists. It’s the first chance they get to embody who they are and what their vibe is. Prince Li, the bedroom pop singer-songwriter from the UK seized this opportunity with their phenomenal song ‘Feel The Fall’. Sounding mature and innovative, the energy on this song is exciting and new. I loved how playful and honest the lyricism was while still locking into the groove. Everything felt like it settled together seamlessly, allowing the relaxed vocals to lead the mood. Whenever a new voice entered the texture it was unique, yet fit alongside the other voices perfectly. Not only was this a great debut, but a great song in general.
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