We present you the monthly update of our playlist NEW Indie/Alternative: February 2022. You can find our indie/alternative playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.
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1. Doctor – Araya
Everyone knows that February is the month of love and if you didn’t know it, now you do. So what’s a better way to start off this list than with a song about infatuation? Araya blends electronic, R&B and soul very gracefully in this instant banger. We also love the saturated vocals 😍
But I guess you’re stuck with me instead
Cause I can’t get you out my- get you out my
So I guess you’re stuck with me instead
Cause I can’t get you out my- get you out my
2. Let U Down – Humble Armada
Humble Armada brings back the garage sound. The track is perfect to get ready for the summer. The changes in the energy and the dynamics of the song will keep you hooked!
But we weren’t exactly going around
and I could take it back if I wasn’t a clown
But now since you’ve taken the crown
3. Howl With Me – DOPE LEMON
DOPE LEMON presents us “Howl With Me“, a psychedelic track that reminiscences of The Mamas And The Papas but with a Latin feel to it. The combination sounds really groovy.
She said, “come howl with me, baby”
Come howl with me baby, tonight
Come howl with me, baby
Come howl if you know what’s right
4. NW3 – Bakar
“I had moved to Hampstead, a nicer area. I had gone from the bottom of the hill in Camden, Chalk Farm, to being at the top of the hill. That’s a crazy thing to do from where I’m from. I guess the whole concept is me saying to a girl, ‘I think I’ve found the spot. There’s a whole new world up here, the top of the hill it looks different. Come see it.”
The last laugh is yours, before and after
‘Cause my heart is torn
I think I found us the answer in NW
I might end up with you, I might
Cook food for two I might
5. Hi-Vis Baby – Bakers Eddy
We love a feel-good-anthem. The song was influenced by Pixies, Joy Division and the Beach Boys, and the lyrics talk about riding a bicycle. Simple but effective, right?
I don’t care I like it raining on me
Can’t you see me I’m hi-vis baby
Well I’m taking my time I’m push push biking
I’m feeling myself I’m fast as lightning
6. KEEP IT UP – Rex Orange County
Rex Orange County comes back with the first single of this upcoming album: Who Cares? which will be released in March.
KEEP IT UP encourages us to keep fighting even if we feel like giving up. You probably can’t find a reason yet but things will get better! The tune highlights are the catchy melody and the thick-sounding 80’s bassline.
I guess it’s stress
It’s making me feel so depressed
Most my life, I’ve felt so tired
But every now and then when I try, I say
7. Strawberry and Popcorn – Eels
Nothing tastes as good as freedom, except strawberry and popcorn! EELS introduces us to this indie-pop banger with a psychedelic sound. The song is a celebration of independence, freedom, and solitude.
Nobody here to pester me now
I can do what I want inside of this house
And if I wanna eat some strawberries and popcorn for dinner
Well, it’s up to me
8. Sprinter Van – CARR
“I wanted ‘Sprinter Van’ to be a fun groupie anthem. I think it’s pretty well known that I’m a fan of toxic boys (specifically in bands), so it’s a humorous take on those kinds of guys. The video for ‘Sprinter Van’ was really fun. One of my friends drove us all around rainy NYC in a van, and we shot all around the city. It felt like a weird take on ‘Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, which is one of my favorite movies.”
I like your hands on your guitar
I like the way you fit your amp into your car
You wear all black, don’t know what for
You looked at me walk through the door
9. Game Over – Kiko Mori
Kiko invites you to remember and recall the good old days, where time was abundant and there was nothing to worry about. But also staying aware of the fact that those days are over and not coming back. Despite starting slowly, the song is very upbeat, colorful, and groovy, featuring many pop culture and foley elements.
Days are gone
Maybe we just didn’t know
How fast it would go
We ain’t kids no more, no
10. Lagoon – Dora Jar
“Lagoon is written from the perspective of a lonely mermaid who craves connection and intimacy,” says Jar. “She is afraid the depths of her heart are too deep for anyone to truly understand her.”
My heart is a crustacean
Could you come and crack it open?
No backbone, no relationship wreck
I’m on my own
These are just the top 10 placements but you can always follow our playlist for monthly updates on the best new indie/alternative music!