Indie music features a sampling of maverick musicians that favor the DIY approach to music making.
I am not someone prone to meditation or truly introspective thinking. I fear that if I simply sat quietly in a room and tried to meditate I would simply just fall asleep.
Take It Back to Move Forward
Five years ago, I scrubbed my YouTube playlist clean of all the old favorites. What a mistake that WAS. One year later, I heard an old tune on the radio, and it bled an important reminder to pay attention to the mistakes of the past to better my future self. So, despite what may be your hesitation, let's go back for a minute:
A Sunny Afternoon Indie Playlist
Music has always been a loyal friend to me. The kind of supportive companion that always sticks around when you need them. The one who you always ask for advice when life seems to fall apart. The one who just inspires you by their presence in your life. I listen to music when I am writing. I listen to music when I am crying and sometimes I do all of these things simultaneously. Music keeps me together when I feel like falling apart. Music is my remedy and my drug, especially when I feel down and all of these things happening around me do not feel right anymore. When I do absolutely nothing then music comes to the fore and crawls into my head and into my heart until if fully consumes me. Until I feel like the melody is running through my veins. Music gives my soul a voice when my throat is dry, my brain frazzled and my fingertips too numb to write. I’ve been gone for such a long time. I wouldn’t blame you if you left. Alfie Templeman’s yellow flowers is a song that did not catch me at all when I heard it for the first time. But I added it to my playlist anyway because the title of the song reminded me of spring. But a few days ago, when I started writing this text I felt inspired for the first time in a while. I did not do anything in particular. I just sat in front of my laptop while my playlist played songs in the background. And suddenly it happened. Warm energy ran through my chest area and through my veins as if instead of blood the sweet melody of Yellow Flowers was running through my veins. Being someone who had been away from home for a long time, I could relate to the feeling of the song. The lyrics and the melody have to resonate with you in order to help you reconnect with your suppressed emotions in your chest. That’s why I think that the music that helps you to relax the most is the music that helps you healing yourself by reconnecting your subconscious with your conscious. Another instance was from two days ago, when I was unapologetically happy. It was almost annoying how happy this stupid, boring, sunny day made me feel. But I do believe that you unintentionally find the perfect song when you are happy. I found Bright from Echosmith which I even called cheesy while absolutely loving it. I love all of the songs in my playlist because I can relate to them and because their melodies are catchy and light hearted. Some of these songs sound as if they came from another century. Some of them sound as if your teenage neighbour’s best friend has just recorded himself in a bathroom with his guitar. Some of them have been popular for a few years. I mean who has not heard of Billie Eilish? I tried to forget the fact that she is one of the most popular singers in the world and just listened to ilomilo contemplating about how it reminded me of the sound of falling rain. Then I thought about someone running dramatically in the rain missing their significant other who ran away a few weeks ago. Maybe I should start writing stories again. It is almost scary how easily I make them up and how I would have never started writing again if new music had not inspired me. But I think I will come back to the playlist, although I love complaining about my writer’s blocks. Last summer, I decided to get more into Indie music. A genre which I have always loved but never consciously tried to find new songs. This was the summer when I met you for the first time. Another human being who was in love with discovering indie music. Another human being I fell in love with during summer before I went away to University. I try to discover new Indie music every day since I met her and have not stopped since. And maybe I was so annoyingly happy that one day because I met you again after six months. We met again on a sunny afternoon and I told her about my affection for the moon. If you listen closely to my playlist you will start to understand how happy I felt when seeing her again. And you will understand why it is the perfect sunny afternoon indie playlist, although it seems like a big beautiful mess in the beginning. But that is life, isn’t it?
Rap Indie Music Turning Blogs Into Trusted Avenues And Hope For Passionate Artists
All of us have heard and have been using music applications like Spotify, Youtube music, LiveXLive, SoundCloud, Deezer, of course, Apple Music, and Amazon Music. These platforms have done a tremendous job for songs, the music of different types, including rap, hip hop indie music. People listen to different kinds of music, like them, spread word of mouth, and share stories about their favorite music through social media.
Krazymut Is Gaining A Ton Of Attention With His Release “I Want It”
Krazymut is making a name for himself ! Gerald Walker, Jr. better known by his stage name, Krazymut, is a hip-hop artist out of Decatur, GA. He has been rapping since the age of 8 years old. He began his love for hip-hop alongside his brother, Malik, with the direction of his father, Ghost 2.0 who is a local, underground hip-hop artist himself. Krazymut began to take his music career seriously at the tender age of 16. Krazymut began pursuing his music as an actual career and began his journey not too long ago. Since starting his musical journey he has not let up. His music resonates with anyone who listens to his content. He knows that staying consistent and focusing on himself is always key. Your only competition is yourself. Being consistent during this pandemic has been tough, but not impossible. He has been doing it. Shows have been canceled and basic activity, but he has dropped new content and found other ways to be relevant. His work ethic is like no other. His passion and determination will set him apart from other artists in the industry.
‘Significant’. When thinking of the most significant Black women in music, many names come to mind - but probably not ‘Kizzy Crawford’.
11 Relatively Obscure Guitar Songs You Should Check Out
Hey you, you like guitar right? No seriously, do you? I'm asking because guitar music has never been more out of style than right now. Hip hop, dance, pop, folk even, are all riding high, but rock and roll? Forget it. People are done.
Independent R&B Soul Artist Jeiris Cook records inspiring song entitled Dreams
A throwback to his R&B roots, Jeiris Cook releases an EP that looks to inspire the masses to dream big through personal experience. A procedure to remove 3 wisdom teeth in June, left Cook with his jaw wired shut until early August. Undeterred, Cook sang the chorus entirely through clenched teeth, giving greater resonance to the release’s title. This will be the third single of 2020 for the up and coming artist. The project was released on December 16th, 2020 on all digital platforms, and Dreams has been placed on over 15 Spotify Playlists.
The Recordings I Once Thought Lost
A little over a decade ago I was a motivated and wide eyed teenager full of ideas and potential. Wait, no. Let me rephrase that. I was a teenager with wide, dilated pupils, full of what I thought were good ideas, and pot. I was full of pot. Nah, I'm joking. I never touched the devil's lettuce. Scout's on her, or whatever. Is that how y- never mind.
Introducing New Indie Artist, Stephersaur!
From an interview with an artist: "It was one of those songs that just fell out of my brain. I have this complicated relationship with all things celestial, especially during the night. I was talking about my weird relationship with the night sky with a friend one day. And a stranger, who identified herself as a green witch, told me that I was cursed by moonlight. That really freaked me out. And, I guess, when I wrote this song, I was thinking about all the memories from the night that seemed so cursed."
My latest adventure into the Canadian independent music scene, brings me to the sounds of a Calgary, Alberta based artist. I seem to find myself more and more into the music scene in Canada lately. There is so much untapped goodness, and I am grateful to have connected with a few incredible artists in Canada who show me what’s really good! I plan on sharing here quite a bit more about some of the incredible female singers and MC’s that I have connected with, but today we are talking about male singer, songwriter, rapper, and producer, Shea Michael. Today, I share a little about Shea Michael’s latest EP - Good Love and give a more in-depth listen/review to his title track. When I say this EP is a ray of sunshine, give it a listen and you’ll hear why.
Infinite ILLIS - Work
Chorus no volleyball but I serve most n***** pitch that from the curb computer love not chirp a buck a gram give me worth I’m just trynna get this work off, I serve, work off, I’m just trynna get this work off, i serve, serve, work