Look out for Alex Freeman and her debut track Paper Mask. You’ll like if you love electro pop, confessional pop, and orchestral pop. The song was created in her room, on a laptop with logic with a SM7b Shure mic. Also, this may be the last good coronavirus track before the pandemic officially ends.
The Florida based singer songwriter says about the covid inspired song, “I just felt that it was so crazy that we put our faith in a paper mask to save the world as we know it.”
Sean Ulbs says the song is “…a love letter to the dance floor. It’s about L.A. nights spent in dark rooms with strangers. People who are different in every way, but all singing the same words, moving to the same rhythm”
We featured the act back in 2015, and they’ve been on the up. Since then, the indie rock trio has garnered love from Pitchfork, Forbes, and Alternative Press and their song was used in Netflix’s hit movie The Kissing Booth 2. The played the Van’s Warped Tour, and opened for X Ambassadors and Plain White T’s. They’ve picked up radio spins from Los Angeles’ KROQ and KLOS, and San Diego’s 91X and Z90. Give the track a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders playlist.
The song was written by Ryan, a Detroit native who now resides in Los Angeles. He grew up listening to Motown, 90’s R&B, and singer songwriters. He sang-along to Boys II Men, Whitney Houston, The Commodores, Frank Sinatra, etc. and lived in the attic of a friends house.
Fast forward, he traveled to Russia and played for MTV and the American Embassy, performed on Late Night Television, and played on the Vans Warped Tour. Give the song a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders.
Kings favorite Clide drops Can’t Give Back Your Love. You’ll love if you like sad boy/ chill pop. The Berlin-based indie pop singer-songwriter is a Kings favorite has over 400,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. The most recent track landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday.
Clide tells Kings “I tried to flip the perspective of a heartbreak. Usually it’s told from the point of view of getting hurt. Being the one that has to hurt somebody, because it’s the right thing to do can be very painful too. It isn’t talked about a lot though, so I wanted to write a song about it.
Indie rock outfit Pet Envy drops the new track Swords. Known for their live show chops, the band nabbed best pop band at the Nashville Industry Music Awards. Their music is a staple on Nashville’s Lightning 100 AAA station and also landed on Showtime’s series Shameless. You’ll love if you like dreamy indie pop such has Vampire Weekend, Foster the People, and MGMT.
Their sophomore EP was produced by Josh Reynolds (Little Big Town) and features guests including Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews, Béla Fleck), Roy Agee ( Prince, Glenn Miller Orchestra), and Dr. Blum (Misterwives).