In the music business, there are always a multitude of artists on the rise. However, since mainstream artists who have already gained popularity take over the airwaves 99 percent of the time, music from many newer singer-songwriters are often overlooked. Here is a list of five songs and artists that VALLEY thinks you should go back and give a listen to:
Still Rolling Stones – Lauren Daigle
Since the release of her album “Look Up Child,” Daigle has been on the rise in music. Her song â€œYou Sayâ€ has recently been on the radio, and it can be found on Spotifyâ€™s playlist called “Just Good Music.” Though this song was successful, another song on the album may have been overlooked. â€œStill Rolling Stonesâ€ is an Amy Winehouse-esque song that can get anyone up on their feet. The background strings, drum and piano give the song a rock grit that goes hand in hand with her powerful voice.
Love in the Time of Socialism – Yellow House
This lesser known artist creates music that has a sound all of its own. These are songs that can be listened to on a long car ride in the middle of nowhere or even traveling the countrysides of Europe. Especially the song â€œLove in the Time of Socialism,â€ which carries its own unique storyline of traveling the world. With a simple guitar chord progression and the singers soothing voice, itâ€™s perfect for anyone who imagines themselves traveling the world.
She Lit a Fire – Lord Huron
Known mainly for their song â€œThe Night We Met,â€ Lord Huron is a band that creates a very particular type of music â€” a mix of mostly indie sounds with other unique sounds mixed in. Their song â€œShe Lit a Fireâ€ can be described as out of the box. This song carries itself with very relaxing backup vocals and the overarching ability to make the listener wish they were on a road trip.
Push for Yellow (Shelter) – Valley
The indie pop song â€œPush for Yellow (Shelter)â€ does a great job transitioning back and forth from a chill bridge and pre-chorus to a fun catchy chorus. The background vocals give the song a fuller sound, as well as breaking away from the traditional sound of this bands genre. As the song progresses, it does a great job of building up and keeping the listener entertained and creates a great listening experience, especially the sounds incorporated at the very end.
Fallingwater – Maggie Rogers
As an artist on the rise, Rogers has done a great job keeping her listeners wanting more. Her song â€œFallingwaterâ€ is a song that incorporates traditional indie pop vocals and instruments, but as the song continues, the added backing vocals that continue to build give it a unique sound. Using tribal-esque drum beats, the song creates a contrast with the vocals that creates its own sound.