Forget about those plastic songs made on micro-wave that are all similar and same rhythm. Give your mind a rest and listen to some of this amazing indie pop music!
The time has come for you to update your playlist with some indie pop music from some independent artists from around the world, in order to give space to diversity in music, because if you don’t do this, you could lose what represents freedom in music in the process.
Maybe you’ve come to this article seeking indy pop music that’s new, fresh and representative of the indie scene in 2022. This would be a reasonable request since there are thousands of songs to choose from on sites like YouTube and Spotify.
If this is the case, we are glad (and excited) that you found this article. Here’s why: During our research for the most pleasing independent pop songs for our selection, we stumbled across a high number of good music which gave life to this article and we are sure you will love it.Producers from PopHits.Co
The beauty and diversity of indie pop music made us curious enough to dig deeper into these artists’ work. To our surprise, the artists behind these songs weren’t even established bands with big contracts with a major label, but the quality of their music can be sometimes even superior!
All they had was their heart, soul and passion with which they created more than 12 albums of original music within the last few years and here you have a selection of their tunes! You can listen to our full playlist which contains the artists’ music, and know more about the artists by scrolling down the page.
1) BEN TEENEY – Perfect Stranger x Gretzky’s Advice
The best part about being an independent artist is that you can write whatever you want and release it without any corporate influence. That’s exactly what Ben Teeney has done with his latest singles, Perfect Stranger and Gretzky’s Advice.
These songs have a lot going on, but the most notable thing about them is the way Teeney combines alternative rock with pop and emo-style vocals. It’s a bold move and one that works surprisingly well.
The songs are pop and without rules, but the quality is impressive. It has not only good instrumental but meaningful lyrics. As it turns out, these two energetic anthems are actually about falling in love with a best friend who isn’t really there for you, and what ensues.
If you’re looking for something new to listen to while lounging around, at home or driving in the town, check out this track and follow Ben Teeney on Spotify!
2) JURACÁN – My Mind
If you’re looking for new indie pop that will make you move but also relax, then JURACÁN’s latest single “My Mind” is for you. This track is packed with so much energy and excitement that it will be hard to keep it off of repeat.
JURACÁN is an independent artist based in the Dominican Republic with a variety of influences, including electronic pop, alternative R&B, and indie rock. He draws on these influences to create catchy songs with powerful vocals and great emotional effects.
The result? A sound that is super catchy but still easy to listen to—a perfect combination! If you like what you hear, check out his other music on Spotify and follow him on social media for supporting his art.
3) COUPDEKAT – Imaginary Girls
Indie pop band Coupedekat just dropped a new EP and it’s the kind of sound that will get you moving. It’s called Imaginary Girls and brought to our table eight tracks full of upbeat tunes.
Our favourite track is called Love Online, and it’s a banger that combines dreamy vocals with an electronic rock style and a commercial hyper pop vibe. The band has been releasing music on Spotify since 2021, so there is a lot more to listen to than only their latest EP.
Their previous releases reveal their sound has evolved from bedroom pop to dream pop, becoming more indie pop focused, so those familiar with the subgenres of pop music may notice the differences, but their EP is a mix of everything.
The group is based in London, the United Kingdom and we can say their influences are a variety of genres from electronic to British pop rock too, and we just loved it! If you’re looking for something fresh to add to your playlist or just want to check out some new and great pop music, give this one a listen and follow them on Spotify!
4) CINDY_LOUISE – Just Relax Remix
With the release of “Just Relax Remix,” indie pop band Cindy Louise has created a new favourite track for all of us to get down to.
The single, which is a remix of their song “Just Relax,” brings a more danceable sound and features vocals from lead singer Cindy Louise that are as sweet as they are powerful. Their European influences can be heard in this track as well, which makes it perfect for your party, long drives or late-night listening sessions.
Just Relax Remix, has a groovy rhythm that will get even the most stubborn hips swaying. The song features an uplifting female vocalist singing over an instrumental that combines funk instrumentals with electronic beats. It’s super catchy; you’ll find yourself humming along in no time!
We highly recommend checking out this new tune, and following the band on Spotify so that you can stay up-to-date with their releases and just relax!
5) FOLEY – Disappointed
If you’re looking for a new indie pop song to get your Friday night started, look no further than Disappointed by Foley, an artist based in Los Angeles.
This song is the perfect blend of alternative pop rock, and hip hop beats—it’s got a bit of everything that makes pop music so great. The vocals are powerful and emotional, with a touch of melancholy sweetness.
It’s not too much or too little; it’s just right. The instrumentals are powerful without being overpowering—they blend seamlessly with the vocals to create something that is both unique and familiar at the same time. Think 90s teen life, so this guy is an idol like that.
The lyrics are simple but effective: “I’m disappointed.” We’ve all been there at some point or another! But the song manages to take this feeling and turn it into something positive, such as overcoming it.
If you’re looking for a new indie pop song to play while you’re getting ready for date night, for the party playlist or when you’re driving home from work on Friday night, this is definitely one you should check out! Follow the artist on Spotify.
6) PIERRE KAKIZ – Let Me Be
When it comes to indie pop, the UK is a hotbed of talent. It’s no surprise that we’ve fallen in love with PIERRE KAKIZ, who recently released his new single “Let Me Be”, by the producer Melonwave.
For those of you who are new to the genre, PIERRE KAKIZ is a dream pop artist from London whose sound is inspired by the dance era and nostalgic themes. It’d summer ready guys!
The track’s male vocals are supported by electronic pop instrumentals that combine with commercial elements for a contemporary feel. You will not stop moving for sure, it’s made for dancing.
The singer’s newest release, “Let Me Be,” is an excellent example of his signature sound: it combines dreamy vocals with dance-inspired rhythms and a catchy chorus to create something really special. You’ll want to check it out for yourself and follow him on Spotify!
7) RYE CATCHERS – Ordinary
The new single by indie pop artist RYE CATCHERS, Ordinary, is a song that will ignite your inner fire for sure. If you’re looking for some electronic pop with female vocals and a love song vibe, this is the track for you.
The featured artists are based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where RYE CATCHERS is from. Their excellent work brought to life this track which is a commercial pop piece with dance-oriented house music.
The song is an anthem that has all of the elements of a hit: catchy lyrics and vocals, anthemic choruses and an uplifting rocky beat that makes you want to get up and dance.
If you’re looking for something to get your heart racing while also getting you in a good mood, this is it. It’s an anthem that’s perfect for any day of the week. Now check it out, watch their music video and follow them on Spotify!
8) CASSANDRA RAFFAELE – Camera Oslo
Indie pop music is a genre that has been steadily growing in popularity for the past few years. It’s also one of the most fun to listen to because it’s so light and bright! Here are some of our favourite indie pop tracks from CASSANDRA RAFFAELE, an Italian indie-pop artist based out of Cesena.
CASSANDRA RAFFAELE has just released her latest album, Camera Oslo, which is full of dreamy guitar melodies and soft vocals that will make you feel like you’re floating through a cloud.
Their sound is best described as cinematic and has a nostalgic and romantic feel that makes you relax. Think of smooth vocals and easy-listening pop songs.
The song “Il Mio Gigante” is a great example of this—it starts off with a slow guitar riff, then builds up into a chorus full of amazing harmonies and sweet vocals that will have you singing along instantly! If you’re looking for an indie pop album and songs for a romantic moment, check out Camera Oslo and follow CASSANDRA RAFFAELE on Spotify!
9) JAMES STEPHEN – Stronger With You
If you’re looking for a pop playlist to add some fire to your soul, look no further than the new indie pop music release from JAMES STEPHEN.
The artist is based in Stockport, England and has released his single “Stronger With You.” The song features disco and funk elements that are sure to get you moving. It’s also got a classic sound that will make you think of early 2000s pop music.
This song is an anthem with an upbeat tempo that will get you dancing in no time (or at least tapping your foot). It’s super fun, but not too playful—it has just the right amount of seriousness to make it a great addition to any party playlist.
If you like what you hear, check out the rest of JAMES STEPHEN’s catalogue and follow him on Spotify!
10) PLEASEPRETTYLEA – Burden
PleasePrettyLea is an indie pop band based in Bewdley, UK. The band just released a single called “Burden” and it’s the perfect tune to start off your day or to help you get through a rough patch.
The song has synth-pop vibes, alternative influences and dark-pop elements, which makes it the perfect balance of happy and sad. Plus, it has cinematic undertones that will make you feel like you’re watching a movie about your life—in fact, we highly recommend listening to this song while a reflective moment, it’s an interesting experience.
If you’re not familiar with PleasePrettyLea yet, their music has been described as “alternative” and “electronic,” but I’d say it also has strong synth-pop and rocky vibes.
The vocals are accompanied by a mix of synth and acoustic instrumentation that makes this song perfect for the soundtrack too. Hello Netflix, your next cinematographic series’ hit is here.
If you are familiarised with JFK Twigs, a British singer, then it’s something you will like for sure. You can watch their music video, check out PleasePrettyLea’s previous releases as well, and follow them on Spotify.
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