Sara Kays and “Rich Boy” are exactly what my playlist needed. Kays has a transcendent voice, and her enthralling single “Rich Boy” is effortless, and confidant.
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.
“Expiration Date” is Evie Joy’s groovy, jazzy, battle song about standing up, taking charge, and making things right.
Jessica Vaughn is the voice of LACES, but you have almost certainly heard her before thanks to an impressive career in LA’s music scene.
Sara Phillips is one of my favorite artists ever featured on The GATE before, and for good reason. She’s a …
“Phobia” is a gorgeous, tender, and vulnerable song that’s charming and catchy, and it’s a real heartbreaker. Singer Savannah Sgro puts her heart on her sleeve in “Phobia” with lyrics that feel deeply personal.
Isak Danielson is a singer destined for a huge career, and “I’ll Be Waiting” really solidifies why he’s on the rise. The single is deep, beautiful, and profoundly moving, with heartfelt, grounded vocals that are touching and catchy.