Get ready, indie lovers – your new playlists are about to be stacked!
This week, we’ve gotten some amazing new tunes from acts like Billie Eilish, Rosalía, Weezer, The Staves, and many more.
Check out this week’s Best New Indie below.
Billie Eilish, Rosalía – “Lo Vas A Olvidar”
After hinting at a collaboration way back in Spring of 2019, Billie Eilish and Rosalía have finally shared their new track “Lo Vas A Olvidar,” alongside an accompanying video. The dreamy, slow-tempo tune comes with bilingual lyrics, as Eilish and Rosalía both sing and harmonize in Spanish and English. “Dime si me echas de meno’ aún,” which translates to “Tell me if you still don’t forgive me.” “Lo Vas A Olvidar” features in the forthcoming Euphoria special, which revolves around Jules.
Weezer – “All My Favorite Songs”
Weezer have shared a video for their new track “All My Favorite Songs.” “All my favorite songs are slow and sad,” Cuomo sings on the track atop some stunning string arrangements, as the band stray from their recent anthemic rock sound. The accompanying video sees the band decked out in some retro outfits, performing the track in studio before a boy’s social media scrolling begins to unfold in real life.
The Staves – “Devotion”
British sister trio The Staves are set to release their new album Good Woman on February 5th via Nonesuch, and today they’ve shared a new single called “Devotion.” “This song came from a feeling of being totally at the mercy of someone else,” The Staves explain of the track. “Being a passenger and never a driver in any situation. Being blinded by devotion and unable to navigate the way out.”
TRZTN – “Hieroglyphics (feat. Karen O)”
TRZTN has announced a new album called Royal Dagger Ballet, which is set for release on January 22nd, and as part of the announcement he’s shared his new Karen O collaboration, “Hieroglyphics.” The clanging new electronic rock tune sees Karen O delivering bittersweet, intimate vocals, bringing a pop sensibility to the catchy track. The accompanying Barnaby Roper-directed video sees dancer Victoria Dauberville delivering an emotional performance in a parking garage before morphing into a CGI creature.
Strippers Union – “We Are The Underworld”
Tragically Hip guitarist Rob Baker and Odds frontman Craig Northey have announced their forthcoming double album The Undertaking, and as part of the announcement, they’ve shared a new track called “We Are The Underworld.” The new 18-track album marks their third collaborative album, and serves as the follow-up to 2011’s The Deuce. While the first disc will get its digital release on February 5th, the second is set to arrive on March 12th.
Art d’Ecco – “TV God”
Art d’Ecco is gearing up for the release of In Standard Definition, which is set for release later this year via Paper Bag Records, and to preview the album, the glam rocker has shared a video for “TV God.” In a world of streaming, the new track reflects on the era of televised entertainment, when you had to sit in front of a television at a certain time to catch all your favourite shows. d’Ecco sings of consumers putting too much stock in TV celebrities, delivering lines like, “I’m right, you’re wrong/ Pick up the pieces and move on/ To find a light/ Illuminated to survive.”
MONOWHALES – “Out With The Old”
MONOWHALES have announced their forthcoming album Daytona Bleach, and as part of the announcement, they’ve shared a new single “Out With The Old.” “‘Out With The Old’ is an anthem for the disenfranchised,” drummer Jordan Circosta explains. “It’s about the loss of innocence and entitlement we’ve all experienced over the past year. In the midst of a paradigm shift, we have no choice but to embrace the new reality of our lives and take a vicious grip on hope in spite of it all.”
Harmony Byrne – “Daisy Chains”
Australian singer-songwriter Harmony Byrne has shared her new EP The Songs I Sing When No One Is Listening, which features standout single “Daisy Chains.” The delicate, mournful tune explores innocence and heartbreak. “‘Daisy Chains’ is a particularly difficult song to explain,” Byrne says of the track. “Layers of meaning constantly reveal themselves to me and hopefully to the lisener. However I do also know what this song is about for me, but that is for me to know, not for you. Honestly, it’s too personal and sacred to divulge in with written language. Perhaps instead, I could invite the listener to have a sniff and find meaning for themselves.”
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