I don’t know about you guys, but for me- music is more than just a song an artist wrote or something that you hear on the radio. I don’t listen to music just because I love a certain artist, I listen to music because of the way it makes me feel, and I don’t care so much as to who the artist is or what they have done in the past- I like to break it down to a song and how it makes me feel in that moment when i’m listening to it. I use music to reflect on the mood I am currently in. This is why I love exploring music almost blind folded, using apps like Spotify and 8tracks allow me to find new tunes, and to pin point a song right down to how I am feeling in that exact moment. The apps let you do this by organizing music into playlists and genres for users to choose shuffling the music so you have no idea whats about to play. When focusing, either writing, studying or just relaxing in my living room while enjoying a good cup of coffee- there is nothing I love more than listening to chill music.
Lately, due to the weather conditions and lack of super cool activities to do- I have mastered the art of chilling- so I figured what better time to write about the type of music I love the most. Indie chill. From a young age I began to have an appreciation for good music. My parents put me in many extra curricular activities which involved music, one summer they even sent me to opera camp. Yes, you heard it right, opera camp. I was always looking to do more- so when the time was right I took it upon myself to learn how to play the acoustic guitar. This is when I started to appreciate indie music even more, listening to songs and wanting to learn and play them. I’m always looking for new indie beats to play on repeat, and if you’re into this type of music, i’m sure you are too. Heres a couple that iTunes says i’ve played more times than maybe I’d like to admit.
All time good indie tunes:
- Paper Kites- Bloom
- Gabrielle Aplin- Home
- Ingrid Michaelson- Open Hands
- Angus & Julia Stone- Devil’s Tears
- Ben Howard- Only Love
Another monumental moment that shaped my musical tastes and appreciation is all thanks to a show that will forever hold a place in my heart, a show I probably shouldn’t of been watching at the young age I was, a show that I believe changed the television industry in that genre because of the music which was in it. For those of you who haven’t figured out which show I am talking about yet, think sunshine, think the glory days (high school), think USA. I am talking about the OC baby. This television serious was so unique to tv because it was Indie, the music featured on the show was far from what was popular and being heard on the radio. The OC took unknown indie artists and showcased their musical talent on the show. Some of the songs played on the show are still today some of my favourite indie tunes which are go-to’s when I am in chill mode.
As heard on the OC:
- Alexi Murdoch- Orange Sky
- Band of Horses- The Ends Not Near
- Blind Melon- No Rain
- Coconut Records- West Coast
- Ian Broudie- Song for No One
If you have any cool indie tunes you’d like to share, please do so! I’m always looking to add to my list.