10 Indie Songs that Prove Simple is Often Best

Simply beautiful

Who says you need a huge sound to leave your mark? These classic indie ballads, stripped down versions of some of your favourites, and newer tracks that have yet to leave your head, prove that simplicity is always beautiful.

Death Cab For Cutie – “I Will Follow You Into The Dark”

Ben Gibbard’s vocals will get ya everytime. Also his version of Alvvay’s “Marry Me Archie” is an honorable mention.


City and Colour – “Happiness By The Killowatt”

Dallas Green taking this Alexisonfire favourite on a wonderful piano journey.


Bon Iver – “Skinny Love”

Justin Vernon doing what Justin Vernon does best.


Vance Joy – “Riptide”

This song has taken the world by storm and now he is opening for Taylor Swift. So, there is that.


Bright Eyes – “First Day of My Life”

So simple, yet so beautiful.


Born Ruffians – “Needle” (Honda Fit Mix)

Born Ruffs slay this track in the back of a Honda. Also Luke Lalonde stripped this beauty down in the Black Box.


Bastille – “Pompeii”

Very cool version of this mega hit in a Paris museum.


The National – “Fake Empire”

We’re half awake, in a fake empire.


Tegan and Sara – “Call It Off”

Dang, this one brings the feels.


Shad – “The One In Front of The Garage”

The man in front of a garage. Shad got bars.