1. IF YOU SEE HER BY LANY A song off of Malibu Nights, Lany’s latest release that tells a story of heartbreak and loss of love. This song doesn’t fall off that topic matching the overall theme of the album. I personally have been obsessed with this song as it reminds me so much of old LANY giving a fun upbeat type of vibe while hitting at a loss of love topic. LANY’s song “The Breakup” is quite similar in this sense. The upbeat pop song describes a breakup while still give you a beat you can dance along to. Make sure to catch the synth-pop band on their upcoming fall/winter tours!
2. LILO BY THE JAPANESE HOUSE A new single released by the solo female artist who was one of the first to be signed to Matty Healy’s (The 1975) indie record label Dirty Hit. The musician titled “The Japanese House” always produces consistent sounds with what usually has a melodic guitar riff following drum tracks but this song veered off a bit not including as much if any, guitar. As much as that aspect is always killer in her songs, this song is no slack and I always feel like when I listen to her music I can escape the world for the 4 minutes she produces.
3. FEELING LONELY BY BOY PABLO The guitar riff in this song has got to be one my favorites right now. Boy Pablo is a mixture of a Rex Orange County with a little more of that upbeat vibe to them. As someone who has seen the band live as well, I can tell you that the bands’ energy on tracks doesn’t lack in performance either. The band gives off such a good vibe along with their music that it is hard to not enjoy what they produce.
4. PARADISE BY THE NEIGHBOURHOOD If there is one thing I love about The Neighbourhood, it has to be how active they are in the scene even after years of producing amazing yet consistent music. This song matches their aesthetic and what they typically produce identically. The band has a melancholy type of reverb on Jesse’s voice but the way he mixes up the reverbs to give you a little throw off to what you think you’re going to hear is so unique in their sound. Paradise is the most eccentric blend of sounds not only in vocal but also in instrumental giving a sound such as old The 1975 but with their own flare.
5. GENERATIONS WHY BY CONAN GRAY Conan Gray has to be one of my favorite indie artists right now and when I say indie, I mean indie. Conan had recorded almost all of his songs on his own in his bedroom but that’s what I believe gives him an extremely unique feel. It’s almost as if you’re sitting in that room with Conan as he sings the song through the recording. It’s just so personal and relatable to your life, it’s like he’s singing about the childhood you’ve lived and you can relate to. This song keeps that same vibe as songs he’s written such as Idle Town (totally recommend that too!) Catch Conan on his first ever tour starting this November! (I’ll be at that New York date).
– Sabrina A.