We’re gearing up for a fresh new year of Fresh Indies, and to kick things off, we’re featuring a few singles we loved from the end of 2018. Featured artists include Dermot Kennedy, Whyte Tygers, Matt Nathanson, ASHS, AmPm, and Gone Gone Beyond.
Just listen to that beat. Anavae’s “Afraid” is a slick, rock anthem that’s a little brooding, and plenty moody.
Vancouver’s Hollow Twin are Emmalee Watts and Rebecca Wosk, a folk rock duo with a love of classic music, and it shows in their mesmerizing, cinematic cover of Blue Oyster Cult’s “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”.
ShyBoy’s “Backroom” could be right out of an 80s club, fusing post-disco with contemporary pop, and fresh dance beats for a song that feels timelessly fun.
Nick Fabian’s “Let Me Down” is an anthemic single that hits home for anyone who’s come through hardship or heartache, …
“Expiration Date” is Evie Joy’s groovy, jazzy, battle song about standing up, taking charge, and making things right.
Covers are an amazing art form, and Sophia Danai’s version of “Wicked Game” is one of my favorite in a long time. Danai delivers a sexy and electric rendition that’s riveting thanks to her vocals, and the fresh beat.
Ria Mae is one of my favorite Canadian artists, and her single “Hold On”, featuring Frank Kadillac of Neon Dreams, hits a lot of raw nerves. The single is sweet, sad, and rather raw, with Mae’s angelic vocals mixed perfectly with Kadillac to tell two sides of the same story.
A remarkable and captivating blend of autobiography, performance, and motivational speaking, Springsteen on Broadway distills everything that makes one of America’s greatest singer-songwriter-rock stars such a formidable, genial, and inviting personalities into a single, visual volume.
Christmas is right around the corner, so we’re celebrating with a few new songs to liven up the season, and Praytell’s mashup of “The Christmas Song” with “I’ll Be Seeing You” is perfect for setting the holiday mood.