Check out Fire To My Brain by Nashville based Renn. He has a collection of indie folk songs that landed on Spotify’s Cinematic Indie Folk playlist, but his latest track is straight up commercial electro pop. Think of an updated version of Imagine Dragons. Before heading to Nashville, RENN resided in Wilmington, NC and immersed himself with poets and songwriters such as Leonard Cohen, David Gray, and Ray LaMontagne. Give it a stream. Give it a listen.
Check out Broke by Mia Vaile. It’s different, but a cool track. She comes from the Florida-based band Veorra, an electronic duo. After the duo broke up she immediately started a solo career. She made noise with Wildfire that garnered 7 million streams, receiving support from EDM tastemakers including Mr SuicideSheep and Trap Nation. Mia notes, “Everything I right has a piece of me in it.” The new ‘Broke’ is about money vs. love. In recent interview Mia says, “I listen to singers like Sia and Adele. They really inspire me to write songs that are raw and tell a resonating story. I also listen to artists such as Unlike Pluto, AJR, and Twenty One Pilots who are all so different, yet inspire me in a similar way. They have influenced me to bring my songs to life in a unique and refreshing way. I really appreciate that they aren’t restricted by rules and current trends”. Give it a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders.
Check out Bad Attitude by Jen Kalicharan, the 21-year-old Guyanese-Canadian artist. Like Ariana Grande, she has a 4-octave vocal range. She’s working on her debut album that is expected to drop early 2021. Kalaricharan notes, “I wrote this song over zoom, immediately having the whole top line melody in my head within listening through the beat once, I felt like this song wrote itself from that point on. I knew the song would be called Bad Attitude before laying down any parts with lyrics. Bad Attitude is for anyone who found themselves rooting for the bad guy. I find a certain unrelenting confidence from the bad guy, making them seem untouchable. Bad Attitude plays with the idea of what “bad” really means.” Give it a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.
You may like Thought Bubbles by Teddi Gold if you’re a fan of quirky indie pop. Seriously, the track is well crafted and would sit nicely above Benee’sSupalonely on a quarantine playlist. Originally from Seattle, Teddi ventured to West Hollywood and released her debut, a Vol. 1 EP, in 2019 landing her on Spotify’s Fresh Finds and Pandora’s Top Hits playlist. She cites Gwen Stefani, David Bowie, Patti Smith as some of her influences and would love to collaborate with Charli XCX, Channel Tres, BROCKHAMPTON, Childish Gambino, and Diplo. Give it a listen on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.
A good song here titled shift & go by Little Luna aka Rachael Kathryn Bell. It was released in October and now she has two versions of the song out. The track landed on Spotify’s New Noise and Fierce Femmes. Most of the songs by the California based artist are based off of poems. This biggest influence on her music is lush forests, museums & the connection to her truest-self. Artist influences are Bon Iver, James Blake, Etta James, & Stevie Nicks. Give it a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders playlist.