Let me start this article with a question. Are you looking for some indie pop music that can refresh your boring playlist? Do you want to cool your hot mind and refresh your soul? Well, you have come to the right place.
You can’t help but think about the mid-summer months when the weather is warm, birds are singing and your social media feed is filled with beach photos.
You have to admit it, sometimes it’s hard to find the motivation to go to work. We compare our lives in this time of year to those summer holiday snaps and when we don’t get a well-deserved holiday, we end up working more.
This kind of indie music is perfect for those times when you need some uplifting tunes and you want an injection of positivity before starting a new project at work or beginning your day.
Well, this collection of indie pop music will refresh your mind and refresh your summer playlist.
It’s perfect for those days when you need some motivation and heading into work doesn’t feel like an option. This mix includes artists from Australia to London with an electro/indie feel that you’re going to love this summer!
One way to break out of the monotony is to find something new and interesting, preferably in music form. Sure, you could play Spotify’s celebrities or whatever streaming service the kids are using these days, but if it’s the variety you’re after then there are a few other options out there.
You can listen to our full playlist which contains the artists’ music, and know more about the artists by scrolling down the page.
1) INDIGO OUT – Just What Is
If you’re looking for the perfect nostalgic indie pop track to help you relax, relieve stress, and feel alive again, look no further—Indigo Out‘s latest single is here!
“Just What Is” is a song that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt like they just can’t quite put their finger on what they’re looking for. It’s dreamy and ethereal but also grounded in reality.
The lyrics are simple but powerful and sung by a man with a voice that’s equal parts soothing and soulful; When he sings, it sounds like he could send you into a super relaxed coma-like.
The guitar work on this track is gorgeous: it’s got an ’80s soft rock sound without being too cheesy or over-the-top (though if anything, it could be even more dreamy), and the whole thing has an almost oceanic quality to it. You’ll be transported away from everything except the music in an instant.
This song is perfect for when you need to take a break from life, breathe deeply, and recharge your batteries before jumping back into whatever challenge awaits you next! Check it out and follow the artist on Spotify.
2) SMITH ST. NICHOLAS – Our Storyline
Have you ever felt like the world is against you, and you just want to throw in the towel? Well, this is what Our Storyline is about. A singer who lost his voice for half a decade and recovered his ability to sing after years of suffering. But this guy is a winner already!
That’s how SMITH ST. NICHOLAS feels right now. The alternative pop artist has just released his new single “Our Storyline,” a song that is sure to make you feel alive again.
This track is a perfect mix of 80’s vibes with anthemic rock-pop—it’s commercial pop for those who don’t want to compromise their artistic integrity for radio airplay. It’s real art!
The lyrics are all about living your best life and not letting anyone or anything get in your way. They’re delivered by SMITH ST. NICHOLAS’ soulful voice-over driving melody that will send shivers down your spine every time they come on.
Do you know when it feels like there’s no hope left? This song will make you believe in the power of life again, not only about the lyrics, it’s more about what this song represents. Make sure you listen to his songs and follow the artist on Spotify.
3) NOBODY’S WOLF CHILD – Green Fires
If you love indie dark pop, then NOBODY’S WOLF CHILD‘s new single “Green Fires” is just what you need to get your day started off on the right foot.
This song is a perfect blend of dark pop and trip-hop that will have you singing along in no time. With its dramatic vocals and cinematic soundscapes, this song is sure to be your new favourite go-to when you want to turn up the volume and let loose.
It’s also worth noting that NOBODY’S WOLF CHILD’s music with these great female vocals has been compared by producers from PopHits.Co to a variety of artists from one single genre, including Regina Spektor, Imogen Heap and Lana Del Rey. If that doesn’t scream “indie pop,” then we don’t know what does!
So if you’re looking for something new to listen to this week, check out “Green Fires” by NOBODY’S WOLF CHILD and follow the artist on Spotify today!
4) GIANFRANCO GFN – Hope
GIANFRANCO GFN has a new single out, and it’s the perfect way to get over your Monday blues.
The song is called “Hope,” and it’s a beautiful blend of soulful vocals, smooth grooves, and jazz influences. The lyrics are uplifting and hopeful, but they’re not cheesy or cliche—they’re all about finding strength in yourself and your relationships.
The vocals are really good, and this track is featuring other great artists, such as Paula Bright, Anaïse Jolidon and Vladimir Carbone.
I love this song because I can see myself dancing to it at a party from the beginning. But I also love that it’s just as good for sitting on your bed with your cat and just relaxing. It really speaks to me as an artist. You can check it out and follow the artist on Spotify.
5) CHRISTINE SAKO – Coda
Christine Sako is back with a brand new single, Coda. The song is a departure from her previous work, which has been characterized by catchy melodies and upbeat beats. Coda, however, is more of an anthem than anything else—it’s an emotional journey that will make you feel alive again.
The track starts off with a slow build before bursting into a full-on dance beat that’ll get your heart pumping and your body moving. It also features some of Sako’s most emotive vocals to date, so if you’re looking for something to help you work out or just want some music that’ll give you chills, then this is it!
Christine Sako is based in San Diego which has a diversified culture. Her single was then transformed into three different remixes by The Fifthguys, Klubjumper and Stonebridge, which we just loved! So we really recommend you check it out and follow the artist on Spotify.
6) KELLY PHOENIX – Black Magic Spell
Kelly Phoenix is a new independent artist that you need to check out. He just released his new single, Black Magic Spell, and it’s an explosive mix of Goth-inspired dark pop, funk, and dance.
The song starts off with a dark guitar riff that sounds like it belongs in an 80s movie soundtrack (which is awesome). Then the melody kicks in and the song begins to take on a more danceable vibe as it builds momentum with synth drums and bass lines.
The vocals are crystal clear and really stand out against all of the layers of music happening around them. The lyrics are also incredibly catchy—you’ll be singing along before long!
Black Magic Spell is definitely one of those songs that will make you feel alive again—it’s upbeat but also has some serious depth to it thanks to its complex production and unique sound. Check it out and follow the artist on Spotify!
7) 7000APART – Blank Check
If you’re looking for a new, fresh way to feel alive again, then look no further than the indie pop single Blank Check by the band 7000APART. With a unique style that combines elements of alternative pop and is easy listening, this song will make you want to dance and cry at the same time.
The band is made up of two members based in Stockholm, Sweden. The producers described their music as “Singer-Songwriter meets band” and “Alternative Pop with Nordic Influences.”
This song makes it hard not to tap your toes or sing along! It’s super catchy, with an easy-to-follow melody and memorable lyrics. We love how it’s so relaxing yet feels like it would be perfect for a party or even a romantic moment.
It will give you enough energy to keep going but also let you slow down when you need it. And if you’re looking for something relaxing? This is definitely the song for you!
8) ALEXIA REV – Body
ALEXIA REV‘s new single, Body, is just what you need to get your life back on track. It’s an anthem that will make you feel like a dancer in no time.
Alexia is an independent artist based in LA who specializes in electronic pop with alternative and commercial elements. Her sound is full of 80s vibes, with a female vocalist singing over anthemic vocals and retro guitar style. Her music has been described as “nostalgic”, and that’s something very positive right now that old-school music is super in.
The song Body was inspired by Alexia’s experiences coming out. It’s about feeling free and confident in your own skin. The lyrics are uplifting: “I can feel my body” which makes it perfect for listening to when you’re feeling down or exhausted from work or school.
Rev’s work is also about overcoming mental health problems and depression, and PTSD, and paints a picture of going out and catching a vibe with a stranger. It plays with the idea of wanting a connection only for a night while being in a time in your life where your main focus is yourself.
The track was co-written by Los Angeles-based artist Alexia Rev and Seattle-based artist Samara Lennoxx, and produced by Samara Lennoxx and Jaymes Crux. Both artists are passionate about mental health awareness. Alexia will be releasing more singles in the near future—follow her on Spotify so you don’t miss out!
9) JODI SUMMER – Seasons Of Summer
Seasons Of Summer is the latest three-tracks EP from Brighton-based solo artist Jodi Summer. The EP is an upbeat, synth-pop collection that will make you feel the power of a talented drag queen.
The song Lap starts off with an intro that sounds like it could have been taken straight out of a movie—there are a lot of retro vibes happening here! I’m also hearing elements of alternative and art pop mixed in with some electronic music as well.
I think the track Nerd would be great for commercial use: it has a catchy chorus and an upbeat vibe that would really sell products. It’s also got the potential for being used in TV or film projects that want to evoke nostalgia or a sense of adventure.
If you’re looking for something quirky and unique, also supporting the queer scene, this song might be right up your alley! Check it out and follow the artist on Spotify.
10) MARTINA – Cloud Nine
I want to tell you about this new single from a London-based artist called MARTINA. You should play it while reading.
The song is called “Cloud Nine”. If you’re looking for something that’s going to make your heart sing, then I think you should check out this track. We just loved it!
It’s the perfect mix of alternative and synth-pop, with just the right amount of commercial appeal to make it feel like it belongs on the radio. I think it’s actually perfect for radio-ready selections. Hello curators!
Martina’s sound is a mix of pop and electronic indie music, which makes her music perfect for anyone who loves both EDM music, traditional rock or even R&B!
This single is just as catchy as you’d expect—it’ll get stuck in your head on repeat—but it’s also unique in that it has a quirky vibe that keeps you hooked. Check it out and follow the artist on Spotify!
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