Summer ends this week, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have one last celebration for some of the best indie songs from the season. We’re getting back into music this week with Shy Martin, The New Respects, Color Theory, Iris Gold, Rea Garvey, and ZOË.
Mikey Wax’s “Big Little Life” is the ultimate romantic summer pop song. The track is sweetly earnest, and resonates with the singer and songwriter’s earthy, moving vocals, and maybe best of all, the single has a fantastic story behind it.
“Leave The Lights On” is Echo Nebraska’s yearning, pleading folk-rock single about what it’s like to think about the one you love while you’re on the road.
Electro pop singer bülow is back with her second single of the summer, “Sad and Bored”, featuring rapper DUCKWRTH, and it’s a throbbing, dark and hook-driven roller-coaster ride.
Positive vibes only! That’s my summer motto, and Twelve24’s “Keep A Little Love” is the perfect pop song to keep the last few weeks of the warm weather bright and airy.
“Radiohead meets Nick Cave meets Bach. In the middle of a panic attack.” That dichotomy of sound is what defines Alien Hand Syndrome, AKA Vienna based artist Clemens Engert, and his new single and music video, “Entwined,” is personal, transportive, and moody leap into his world, and state of mind.
Sweet and sultry, Haley Reinhart’s “Last Kiss Goodbye” sounds like a jazz hit from a different era. Reinhart’s smooth, gorgeous vocals flow like waves on the beach, and the lyrics are beautifully catchy. The track sounds like it could have come from a movie soundtrack, or on the patio of a fancy Italian restaurant.
Last week, before Arkells took over Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton for their gigantic #ArkellsRally–the largest concert they have ever put on–Air Miles invited me to meet with frontman Max Kerman, and go behind-the-scenes with some lucky contest winners.
“So Good” is UK artist Ozonna’s new single, an uplifting electro pop track that could be your new morning standard. The song is bright and wonderfully brassy, with Ozonna’s smooth, velvet vocals that are punched up with just a bit of swagger.
The Eiffels’ “Body Like That” is what summer sounds like. The Los Angeles indie-pop band captures the fun, feel-good vibes of rolling down the windows and singing along with the volume cranked, and it doesn’t hurt that the track channels some of the fun of acts like Walk The Moon, with classic, old school pop attitude.