In the midst of quarantining, Netflixing, and trying to keep up with all that is happening in the world, you might be like us and missed a few awesome releases. Have no fear! We are here to make sure nothing flies under your radar unnoticed. Check out 12 of our favorite single releases from independent artists over the last couple of months!
1. “Too Hot To Touch” – Crash Adams
This upbeat pop song is the perfect jam for a hot summer day. Featuring the talents of Toronto duo, Crash Adams, “Too Hot To Touch” showcases the group’s dynamic sound with a fun pop melody and laid back vocals.
2. “U Feel It 2” – AIRPORTS
Australian DIY pop artist AIRPORTS released “U FEEL IT 2” – a track with seductive synths, cascading, luscious harmonies, and silky vocals. “U FEEL IT 2” was written with the intention to be interpreted as either a love song about someone who makes us feel free or a dark song about a vice that keeps us trapped.
3. “Together” – Lucy & La Mer
A compilation of videos from frontline healthcare workers taken during the COVID crisis and at-home quarantine selfies from fans and friends, Lucy & La Mer brings a new single and video that uplifts and encourages during these trying times.
4. “Little Bad Things” – Kandle
“I can’t let a little bad thing get stuck in my way” – the line that repeats throughout the single and encourages the listener to keep going, despite the circumstances. Kandle brings a mysterious vocal sound to the slow pop-rock soundscape…. definitely worth checking out.
5. “Float Back To You” – Holy Hive
The title track of their new album, Float Back To You, showcases the group’s unique sound that straddles the line between folk and soul. A great tease to the new album, “Float Back To You” also comes with a creative video.
6. “Something Good” – The Lagoons
Los Angeles-raised brother duo, The Lagoons, released “Something Good” as a tease to their upcoming new album. The single is a reminder that everything will be okay and that we can get through the tough times by helping each other.
7. “Four Walls” – Yard Arms
An isolation anthem in the likes of Death Cab For Cutie, The Cure, and INXS…. need we say more?
8. “Fallen” – Pace
The newest release from the London based alt-pop act, “Fallen” represents Pace’s sound that floats between euphoria and sorrow and invites people to fall in love with themselves and all of their perfect imperfections.
9. “Honey” – Marlounsly
“Honey” was birthed during the quarantine blues while Marlounsly was freestyle singing to a beat that she instantly connected with. The result is an effortless R&B-styled single that showcases the artist’s powerful vocals accompanied by a gorgeous island vibe music video.
10. “Imagination” – Kai Straw
“Imagination” was born out of a globe-spanning conversation with a love interest that began on Tinder and features the masterful talents of Kai Straw – a budding new artist on the scene. Slow, somewhat eery, thought-provoking, and laid-back, “Imagination” is a VIBE all on its own.
11. “I.R.L” – Nick Black
“I.R.L” features sun-soaked guitars emanating a warm and tropical feel, while soulful vocals reminiscent of Tom Misch, provide an uplifting feeling, perfect for those summertime playlists. The poignant and timely release declares “I want to see you in real life!”
12. “Bloodline” – Dror
Think G-Eazy meets Khalid mixed with HAIM and you have LA-based artist Dror. “Bloodline” shows us the artist’s evolution into a stronger, darker sound that hints at his Texas roots with old-school vibes and modern beats.