Current Top 5 Favorite Indie/Alt. Songs

These are a few of my favorite songs in this genre.

The Neighbourhood [Credit : Schön Magazine]


1. The Neighbourhood - "Daddy Issues"

The Neighbourhood is my definite top favorite band of all time. I have been around since the days of 2012 when the I'm Sorry... EP came out. Across time I have noticed that every album/ep that they have come out with, in my personal opinion, gets better and better every time. Most people know this talented band from one of their top famous songs "Sweater Weather," which came out in 2013.

I chose this song in particular because the lyrics themselves are absolutely interesting. They seem extremely creepy yet comforting at the same time. The story of this song is that there is a toxic relationship. Both of the two have had problems in their past which draws one another together. Basically, whatever love that wasn't present in their past is being drawn from each other but it's not healthy. You can find this song on the Wiped Out album.

2. Billie Eilish - "idontwannabeyouanymore"

MYYYY GIIIRRLL BILLIE. You guys have no idea how much I wish I knew this girl on a personal level. Anyway, I chose this song because it's my favorite from her recent album. I love this song because it truly shows what Billie somewhat thinks about society. 

This video is opened to be interpreted as anything. As she sings the song in the video she has this mirror which obviously symbols Billie kinda talking to herself. She says each lyric with emotion while staring into her own eyes which to me shows that although she is a rising star and is continuing to grow, she still is the same person she always has been.

You can find this song on the album don't smile at me.

3. Mac DeMarco - "Chamber of Reflection"

Although this song is a little old I thought it was kinds important to put it in. A song so simple, but still does its job. The true definition of a "feels" song. I remember hearing this for the first time and I fell in love from the very first seconds of the song. It was something that I wasn't used to listening to because at the time I wasn't into music like his. Something extremely authentic and thought-provoking.

This song is about purely doubting yourself. A lot of people have problems with relationships because they simply aren't confident in the relationship. They constantly think of the worst possible way. I liked this song because the music itself doesn't give a "sad" feel to the song, but when listening to the lyrics it changes everything. You can find this song on the Salad Days album.

4. Broods - "Bridges"

The name of the song itself is the main point of the story. In the song Georgia Nott sings "And we're burning all the bridges now, watching it go up in flames, no way to build it up again". This part of this chorus says that the friendship is broken and that they can no longer try to be friends. That there is no point. You can find this song on the album Broods.

This band I've only known for about 3 years. When this album dropped I remember being so excited I literally minimized my conversation with everyone. I chose this song because of the huge impact that it does to me every time I hear it. I would positively say that this the perfect break-up song which doesn't exactly make complete sense but its fine. Everything from the lyrics to the guitar solo is a song that completes me.

5. The 1975 - "Somebody Else"

This band I've only known for about three years. When this album dropped I remember being so excited I literally minimized my conversation with everyone. I chose this song because of the huge impact that it does to me every time I hear it. I would positively say that this the perfect break-up song which doesn't exactly make complete sense but its fine. Everything from the lyrics to the guitar solo is a song that completes me.

This song explains the phases and emotions that someone experiences letting go of someone that is truly important. You can find this song on the I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it album.

Thank you for reading, more content coming soon...

-Nydia J.

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