By Sofia Gualy
If you are anything like me, searching for new music can be quite a grueling task. Looking for the perfect genre and the perfect tune can take hours on end. Spotify makes this task look easy when creating curated playlists of specific genres. All New Indie takes all the newest indie songs that have been released recently and places them all in one place for our convenience.
I went through this week’s release of All New Indie and handpicked the songs that are a must-add to your newest playlist. Full of different themes of nostalgia and reminiscence, these songs are perfect for autumn playlists.
End of Beginning by Djo
Stranger Things star, Joe Keery and his band Djo released their second studio album, DECIDE earlier this month. The tune is reminiscent of an old 80s love song, but the lyrics sing about oneself and becoming a new version of yourself. This synth-pop track gives the listener a more melancholic view of the vulnerable state of coming into your own. Keery uses repetition of the verses to really hone in on reminiscing on a past self and becoming something new.
Stonecatcher by Marcus Mumford (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
The former member of Mumford and Sons has gone solo and released an album by the name of (self-titled). He brings so much of his past Mumford and Sons influence to his new music but with a slightly more folk focus. Bringing Phoebe Bridgers into this track made this song that much better in helping it become a more somber tune. Their voices meld extremely well in the chorus that sings about finding justice in an unjust world. This song was inspired by the critically acclaimed book, Just Mercy, the words “stonecatcher” being a reference to the book.
Tonight By Phoenix (feat. Ezra Koenig)
“Tonight” is a more upbeat track on this playlist. The song features Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend, an indie pop legend. The song sings about playing all the games a girl gives him but still losing her in the end. “Tonight” is a quintessential Phoenix song with some light Vampire Weekend influence, especially in the vocals. The synth-pop works so well with both singers and makes this song the perfect upbeat song for the fall time.
123 by Sure Sure
“123” is another fun song on the playlist that is perfect for when you don’t want any more sad autumnal songs. This indie pop band from Los Angeles, California creates the grooviest music. Their melodies are infectious and the guitar in the song “123” is a tune that is sure to get stuck in your head. If you are looking for an ultimate indie pop band to listen to as the weather gets colder, Sure Sure is for you. “123” sings about a woman that wants nothing to do with the singer yet he is still obsessed. The fun poppy tune samples a BBC video about how Neanderthals would sound as they breathe which I think is an interesting sample to an upbeat song.
Break! by Fazerdaze
The New Zealand singer created her newest bedroom pop project, Break!, consisting of five new songs. The iconic electric guitar that appears in many songs by Fazerdaze makes an appearance on the song “Break!” And helps the track sound like something straight out of an indie movie from the 90s. The song sings about someone that is not doing well mentally and is losing hope. The singer, Fazerdaze, sings to this person that everything will eventually be okay.
All New Indie is a fun way to find the best music for your playlists and an even better way to dive into smaller artists that you may not have heard of before. These are just a few of my favorites on this week’s playlist.
Featured image by Djo