Look out for indie pop Swedish singer Augustine and the track Prom. You’ll love if you’re a fan of indie falsetto ala Chairlift, Passion Pit, and MGMT.
“The night before prom came to embody this very tense and juvenile feeling of a life – changing moment. You know the feeling that everything will be different tomorrow? There is so much melancholia attached to it, but also excitement. It’s beautiful in a way. You never know how things will turn out, or what choices will make sense in the end.” Augustine says.
His first three singles hit #1 on the Hypem charts, and he won Pop Artist of the Year at the 2020 Swedish Independent Music Awards. Give it a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.
Singer songwriter Cait drops the track I Was Never Here. The trancy and hypnotic track was written with songwriter Sophie Simmons and producer Brian Phillips. If you like dream pop you’ll like Cait. A former student at Berklee College of Music and originally from Wisconsin, she now resides in LA. They DYI artist designs her own artwork and films and directs her music videos and online visuals. Give it a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.
Look out for JERUB and the new song Feel It. “It’s a powerful anthemic reminder that you’re allow to Feel your feelings and be true to yourself” shares Jerub. The Nottingham artist released his debut single Paint Me Gold in 2019. Although a wide taste in music, he cites Ed Sheeran, Chance the Rapper, Adele and Jon Bellion as influences. He’s garnered supported from Dean Jackson on BBC introducing East Midlands and picked up spins on BBC6 Music. Give it a stream on KOAR’ Indie Invaders Playlist.
Cara Hart released a new track Juicy. Give it a few listens and you’ll like it more and more. Sometimes life requires more than 30 seconds of our time. The LA-based singer-songwriter originally from Barcelona broke on the scene with the song Breaking Habits followed by Glitter which was produced by Dwilly (Kiiara, Grey, NOTD). Give it a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.
Growing up she listened to Florence + The Machine, Gavin Degraw and Lauryn Hill.
When speaking about her new single LOVA says, “I find myself often at parties wanting the ‘cool’ kids to acknowledge me but they’re too busy caring about themselves. “Dance For The Hell of It” is the realization their opinion is irrelevant and you’d rather have fun and dance in your own company.”
The 20 year is moving up the Swedish ranks. Following the release of her debut EP Scripted Reality, she became a blog favorite, the single “You Me and The Silence” totaled over 20 million streams, and she received a nomination of “Best New Artist” at the P3 Guld Awards. YouTube Music dubbed her an “Artist to Watch” for 2019.