With another week of music being gifted to us, we have once again been spoiled with all of the amazing tunes. So many in fact, that once again we simply had to add one more track than usual once again
On this week’s list, we wanted to give some of the lovely artists who are members of our The Power of Indie community some well-deserved love as we have been treated to a handful of songs from them. Those new songs will be joining the rest of our favourite picks in this week’s review.
So with that out of the way, let’s jump right in.
Track of the Week »
Connor Adams » Devil of the Night
It’s certainly safe to say that Connor Adams had impressed us already this year, with two singles prior to this one being released in 2020. But in the case of Adams’ third 2020 release ‘Devil of the Night’, we strongly feel that this single earns its place as our track of the week. Whilst the previous releases, ‘Don’t Play with a Heart’ and ‘Deeper’, Adams displayed a very gritty and soulful side to his music. But the big difference with ‘Devil of the Night’ is just how upbeat and energising it sounds. It’s a perfect feel-good track for those who need it.
‘Devil of the Night’ is a perfect feel-good track for those who need it.INDIE TOP 39
Alith Berndarn » Signs
‘Signs’ is another example of an artist releasing their third single of 2020, with the artist in question being none other than the insanely innovative and experimental electro-pop artist that is Alith Berndarn. With this new single, Berndarn creates an incredibly cavernous and hazy soundscape, which feels utterly perfect for the warm summer weather (whenever that may arrive).
Alith Berndarn creates an incredibly cavernous and hazy soundscape.INDIE TOP 39
Dean Knill » Butterflies & Warning Signs
Considering that ‘Butterflies & Warning Signs’ is only the sophomore release from 24-year-old singer-songwriter Dean Knill, who hails from West Sussex, we are most certainly impressed with just how dynamic and layered it sounds. It feels as if Knill has already started building his stylistic grounds quite early on, and is showing an incredible sense of evolution with his work. We cannot wait to hear more.
Dean Knill is showing an incredible sense of evolution with his work.INDIE TOP 39
DREUW » Give Me Your Hand
Leeds based artist DREUW had already impressed us this year, with his previous single ‘Heavy’ and thankfully, we have been treated to another 2020 release in the form of ‘Give Me Your Hand’, a track that continues the highly ambient nature of DREUW’s style but differentiates itself with the use of warm and echoing guitar licks.
‘Give Me Your Hand’ remains highly ambient but differentiates itself with the use of warm and echoing guitar licks.INDIE TOP 39
Elektric Animals » Reckless
Elektric Animals began developing their alternative rock sound in 2018, and have now released two tracks in 2020 so far, with the latest of those singles being this weeks ‘Reckless’. This brand new track adds quite the soulful vibe to their sinister and gritty rock sound and really helped us get immersed in this badass new single.
‘Reckless’ adds a highly soulful vibe to Elektric Animals sinister and gritty alternative rock sound.INDIE TOP 39
George Holliday & Himalia » Drop by (Himalia Remix)
In an odd twist of fate, the producer behind the aforementioned ‘Butterflies & Warning Signs’ has a release of his own. Songwriter and producer George Holliday has been behind a number of tracks which we have covered previously and has released an atmospheric remix to single ‘Drop By’ which is a collaboration with Lincoln-born producer Himalia.
George Holliday and Himalia bring an atmospheric remix for ‘Drop By’.INDIE TOP 39
Glassio » One of These Days
Glassio’s incredibly whimsical dream-pop formula has allowed him to reach our top spot more than once previously. And after what looks like a very productive 2020 for the artist, Glassio delivers once more with his brand new single ‘One of These Days’. This new track brings forth a brilliantly warm and glowing atmosphere that really sinks deep into the soul of the listener. This track also carries a very appropriate amount of uplifting vibes.
‘One of These Days’ brings forth a warm and glowing atmosphere that sinks deep into the soul of the listener.INDIE TOP 39
Izzie Yardley » Aurelia
‘Aurelia’ serves as the debut solo release from London-based alternative folk singer Izzie Yardley. Almost instantly, we recognised the kind of sleekness and vast soundscape that one might expect from a folk artist who has been making music for a number of years. ‘Aurelia’ excels in creating a whimsical, heart-tugging, and highly haunting atmosphere that utterly enchanted us. A stunning debut, to say the least.
‘Aurelia’ excels in creating a whimsical, heart-tugging, and highly haunting atmosphere.INDIE TOP 39
Philippine » Just Dancing
Considering that 21-year-old singer Philippine had only begun releasing music in 2020, and ‘Just Dancing’ only being her second single, we are thoroughly impressed with the versatility she seems to be bringing to the table. In contrast to her debut single ‘Gone’, which was a beautifully slow-burning and stripped back tune, ‘Just Dancing’ is much deeper musically, and also more upbeat and colourful in its sound. We are excited to see what route she will take next.
‘Just Dancing’ brings a colourful sound which shows promising versatility.INDNIE TOP 39
Sarah Walk » unravel
And lastly, but certainly not least, we have the newest track from Sarah Walk, an artist who we have adored ever since her 2017 album Little Black Book. The Chicago-born artist also had no trouble topping our chart either, but that was all before the release of this gorgeous new single, which is supposedly teasing her sophomore album, Another Me, which will be released this year. ‘Unravel’ is honestly a breathtaking piece, and we can’t wait to hear it on the new album.
‘Unravel’ is a breathtaking masterpiece.INDIE TOP 39
We have picked only nine songs that stood out this week, however below you can find the playlist that features 39 songs. Do you agree with our pics? Let us know on our socials.