Spotify is a place where all musicians ranging from the newborn ones to the worldwide famous spread their musical works, providing access to 40 million songs and still growing. Some of these songs may have been heard by hundred thousands of listeners, mostly songs by artists who have already reached the top of the musical ladder. Starting independent artists usually have less listeners than worldwide famous ones, and here's a playlist of the best under 10K listeners songs.
More than a year ago, Korean indie rock band Cheeze disbanded, leaving vocalist Dalchong on her own and taking on her band’s name as her new solo act stage name. Since then, she has been releasing a few songs under the name “Cheeze” - including the intriguing Short Film Sequence series.
Way before the success of his album Negro Swan, before he produced for the likes of A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller, Solange, and Carly Rae Jepsen, before he recorded Original Motion Picture Score fro James Franco’s 2013 film Palo Alto, multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer Devonte Hynes, more widely known for his moniker Blood Orange, released his first album, Falling Off The Lavender Bridge on January 21, 2008.
Indie rock veteran Sharon van Etten truly delivers her emotions in her 2019 album, Remind Me Tomorrow. The release has her experimenting with new elements, such as electronica, and it doesn’t fail to showcase her trademark dreamy vocals and heartwrenching lyrics, creating an atmospheric yet grounded sound throughout the album.
Amber Bain, more known professionally as The Japanese House, started her 2019 with the release of “Maybe You’re The Reason”. Coming up as the third single from her upcoming album, “Good at Falling”, “Maybe You’re The Reason” serves us some chill vibes like her previous releases.
Summer Salt is finally back after their hiatus. Not only they have revealed a new single last November, they have also released a new album last September - from which they will donated their earnings to Planned Parenthood, Safe, and Music Care, right after the removal of one of their members, Phil Baier, due to allegations of sexual abuse targeting fans.
After the success of Dream Coterie’s first EP "Mokase", the Indonesian soulfunk quartet is back with their single “Copper.” Similar to the songs in "Mokase", "Copper" is a heavily funk and soul-influenced track - with a touch of the romantic.
In Indonesia, when people talk about music, indie music is a topic that commonly pops up during a conversation. In this article, contributor Dinda Aza’Ara Putri has compiled a list of Indonesian indie pop songs for you to enjoy.
Much like the Western music scene, South Korea has its own prominent indie musicians - some dominating the scene along with mainstream K-pop stars, some severely underrated. In this article, editor Claudia Siregar has compiled a list of the best chill & lo-fi tunes from the Korean indie music scene.
Hailing all the way from Yogyakarta, Indonesian alt-rock three-piece Grrrl Gang made their most recent comeback with their mini album “Not Sad, Not Fulfilled”. The mini album consists of five tracks fresh out of the oven (save for “Pop Princess” and “Dream Grrrl” - these two tracks were released as a single earlier this year), topped with a somewhat colourful retro aesthetic to suit the theme of the highly anticipated mini album.