After having a rather quiet first week of the year we are thrilled to see that things are picking up again and there were more new music released and several artists launched their careers and released very first singles. Are you excited? We are! Let’s jump right in.
Neon Fields » Meant To Be
Setting an atmosphere that will entrance you, ‘Meant To Be’ is beautiful and unique.INDIE TOP 39
Another band based out of the UK – the trio Neon Fields sound powerful and passionate on ‘Meant To Be’. A killer release that shows off the bands versatility. Pitter-pattery percussion supports the dripping synthesizers while the vocals soar over top at its lowest. When the energy picks up and the arpeggiator takes over the harmonies thicken and the intensity goes through the roof. Although these moods were drastically different the trio did a great job guiding the song along. The details were as enthralling as the song was catchy. Paving their own lane, Neon Fields continue to impress.
David Mac » Nobody But You
David Mac’s newest release, ‘Nobody But You’ will have you feeling cool just listening to it.INDIE TOP 39
Unique and atmospheric, David Mac sounds incredible on his newest release. Titled ‘Nobody But You’ the cool mixing and atmosphere are unlike anything I’ve heard. Sort of indie, sort of pop and about a hundred other genres. The energy is calm and relaxed, complementing the light harmonies. Although the texture never really gets thick necessarily, the chords feel full and supported. It’s the cool vibe provided by Mac that kept me engaged and honestly fascinated. From the easy-going yet powerful vocals to the adaptive instrumental there was always something interesting happening. A great song and listening experience all around.
Kate Ellis » Scars
Upbeat and fun, Kate Ellis continues to excite on ‘Scars’INDIE TOP 39
‘Scars’, the awesome new song from the UK-based singer/songwriter Kate Ellis is humorous and relatable. Telling the story of a dysfunctional couple that goes back and forth between fighting and kissing to make up. Supported by playful strings and percussion, the excited vocals dance over top. Never losing steam or slowing down, the quick tempo makes the song perfect for dancing (or just smiling and bobbing your head, that’s fine too). Absolutely impossible to listen to without a smile at the cheekiness or joy of it all. Another great example of the range and talent of Kate Ellis.
Lemon » How Can You Rhyme That Shit?
Powerful yet light and playful, ‘How Can You Rhyme That Shit?’ is awesome.INDIE TOP 39
Fun, groovy piano greets you on Lemon’s newest release, ‘How Can You Rhyme That Shit?’. The playful vibe of the instrumental contrasts the hard-hitting and honestly ruthless vocals. Calling out anyone who is willing to overlook facts and push a stupid idea, the lyrics show no mercy. Not only that, but they do so in a way that’s still catchy and sounds good. It’s easy to make provocative music, but to make it in a way that you can’t get out of your head shows off Lemon’s prowess and songwriting. A joy to listen to from the first piano chord to the last guitar riff.
Low Girl » So Cool
‘So Cool’ is the perfect name for this catchy songINDIE TOP 39
The type of song that makes you feel like you’ve stumbled upon something big, ‘So Cool’ will stay stuck in your head for hours. Released by Low Girl, the alt-pop band based out of the United Kingdom – from beginning to end it’s engaging and vibey. One of my favorite parts was how fun it was to listen to. The simple, easy to remember chorus had me singing (humming) along by the end of the first listen. They were approachable and fit the energy perfectly. Guaranteed to have you feeling cool just listening to it.
Noah Solt » Let’s Make A Fire
Psychedelic, detailed and lush – ‘Let’s Make A Fire’ is wonderfulINDIE TOP 39
Cool, easy-going harmonies envelop you on Noah Solt’s latest, ‘Let’s Make A Fire’. The gentle yet uptempo rock groove supports the cool vocals phenomenally. At times leaning into those rock influences, while at others sounding more country. The vocals never failed to keep my interest and command attention. Solt sounds talented and pushes the song through its many different moods. I loved how vibey and atmospheric everything was without ever feeling lost. Instead, the pointed transitions happened effortlessly and un-noticeably until it had already happened. The only way to describe this is an experience, and a good one at that.
Prana Voice » Awake
The elegance and beauty of ‘Awake’ is unprecedentedINDIE TOP 39
Cool drones drift along through Prana Voice’s new song ‘Awake’. Clocking in at just over eight minutes, the song is best described as a soundscape. Gentle harmonies ebb and flow while guitars provide the bulk of the movement. Instead of focusing what the song sounds like, the feeling it invokes is more prominent. Filling you with the same sense of awe and wonderment that nature does, it’s enchanting. Although nothing ever feels loud or complicated, the movement entrances the listener. A phenomenal example of how less is more and how beautiful instrumental songs can be.