Keep an eye out for Dylan Galvin and his track ‘How to Write a Pop Song.’ Drawing inspiration from classic pop, the song is a clever blend of George Michael and John Mayer vibes with a touch of 80’s synth-pop. It serves as a satirical take on the music industry in 2024, playfully poking fun at the predictability of today’s top 40 hits. Adding to the intrigue, it seems like Carlos Santana makes a special appearance in the song.
The track could easily find a home on Spotify’s Pop Rising and Pop Sauce playlists.
Dylan says, “If you think too hard, you will get it wrong, you got to stay nice and stupid, if you wanna write a pop song”
Dylan Galvin, known for his successful EPs and mentorship by Paul Simon at Berklee College of Music, contributed to the score, sound design, and voice overs for the documentary “The Essential Church.” The documentary reached #1 in the Apple TV store’s “documentaries” category. The Daily Vault notes that Galvin’s music, whether lively or thoughtful, comes straight from the heart. CONTINUE READING
Yergurl, a 21-year-old artist from Bendigo, makes pop beats in her bedroom. Her music reflects her experiences as a rebellious teen, exploring emotions with raw and honest lyrics. Drawing inspiration from various genres and artists like The 1975 and Lana Del Rey, she gained recognition as a Triple J’s Unearthed High Competition finalist in 2018. Yergurl has sold out headline shows, shared the stage with artists like G Flip and Wafia, and performed at festivals like Groovin The Moo. Her debut EP, Love Bite, and the single ‘until we meet again’ showcase her sincere songwriting. In 2022, she introduces a new era with the single and video ‘PUPPY DOG,’ featuring energetic rap-inspired vibes. Check it out on KOAR’s indie invaders playlist
Watch out for Sophia Gripari and the track “Common Sense.” The latest release, which captures the aftermath of a broken relationship and reflects on the struggle to move on, is perfectly crafted soft pop. It hits hard enough to become an instant earworm.
Sophia Gripari, originally from London and now based in LA, is an independent artist and songwriter making waves in the Pop world. Her notable releases include ‘Hate You but I Don’t,’ ‘Sad AF,’ and ‘Hurt People.’ In 2020 alone, her music garnered over 1.5 million streams on Spotify and 2 million views on YouTube. Sophia has received support from various channels like La Belle Musique, Mahogany, and Popular Music. Her work has been featured in Epic Games’ Fortnite, MTV, and Jam in the Van, and she’s an official endorsed artist for PRS Guitars.
In 2021, Sophia Gripari collaborated with Dutch DJ Marc Benjamin on the re-release of her hit song ‘Hate You but I Don’t,’ showcased at Tomorrowland, the world’s largest dance music festival.
Starting off 2022, Sophia released ‘Brunette With Baggage,’ inspired by the end of a relationship where her ex described her as ‘just his type, an emotionally unavailable brunette with baggage.’ Check it out on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.
Up-and-coming Toronto artist, Mia Baron, has just released a new song titled “Over and Dead.” This cool track exudes vibes reminiscent of Gayle’s “ABCDEFU,” making it a must-listen. Fans of artists like Madison Beer and Lana Del Rey could easily slide “Over and Dead” in their playlist.
Mia says, “It hurts more to lose someone before you’re attached. Over and dead is about breaking it off with someone but not being able to get over them for a long while after. You keep thinking of them and about “what if’s” and you still miss them, even though you know they were not the person for you.
BOYDRIVE, the indie pop duo from Tampa, Florida, has dropped their latest single, “We’ll Be OKAY.” It’s their sixth release, and it’s a song that hits all the right notes for fans of COIN, The Band CAMINO, and Nightly.
The track starts soft but quickly ramps up with a catchy chorus that echoes the reassuring message, “Take it easy, we’ll be OK.” In a world filled with turmoil, this song serves as a musical comfort blanket.
BOYDRIVE, made up of Jake Ferguson and Josiah Kent, brings a fresh sound to the indie pop scene. If you’re into the vibes of COIN and similar bands, BOYDRIVE is right up your alley.
In summary, “We’ll Be OKAY” is the perfect pick-me-up for the year ahead.