If you’re looking for a new way to update your playlist, we’ve got just the thing. We’ve put together a list of indie pop artists from around the world who are making waves in the music scene right now.
There are many ways to find music that you love. You can listen to the radio and try to find a song that you like; you can go to concerts and enjoy what’s on stage, or you can just browse through popular playlists on Spotify and see what you like.
But if you’re looking for something a little different, why not check out the indie scene? There are so many great music artists out there who aren’t getting enough attention from mainstream media. And there are so many different types of music that come from this community.
So why not take a chance on some of these indie artists? I’m going to recommend ten artists who I think deserve more recognition than they’re getting right now—and if you’re feeling adventurous, give them a listen!
The following list of artists is a curated selection of indie pop musicians from around the world. They are not all well-known, but they should be. These artists have created music that will make you want to dance and cry at the same time—and it’s perfect for your next party playlist or road trip soundtrack.
Why our music genre of choice for this playlist is Pop? It’s because you can’t go wrong with a good indie pop song. It’s all about the music: the lyrics, the rhythm, and the melody.
But what if you want to find new indie pop artists who are making waves in the industry? You have to check the curator’s signs, that’s why we’ve rounded up this list of independent artists that are sure to put a spring in your step and make you want to get out there and dance!
You can listen to our full playlist which contains the artists’ music, and know more about the artists by scrolling down the page.
1) TAYCE – Nothing Better
The new album Nothing Better by TAYCE is definitely worth checking out. The artist has been described by the producers from PopHits.Co as a “relaxing dreamy mellow vibes” with a really enjoyable singer-songwriter style.
Well, it means you can expect diversified influences, and to hear soft rock, neo-soul, alternative pop and cinematic sounds in her music.
The album was released last month and contains seven great tracks. The album definitely lives up to its title – it’s an ode to love and everything that comes with it. The mix of styles is natural as TAYCE is based in Chicago, USA, a place that offers a natural mix of cultures too.
Our favourite single from the album is called “Nothing Better”. This track features a catchy melody that will stick in your head for days! If you’re looking for something romantic then check out the song “Baby”, which can be described as a love song about someone who brings joy into someone’s life. It’s pure love and we just loved it all.
Check out her releases, listen to the full album and follow the artist on Spotify!
2) RUCHI – Emotions
If you’re looking for some new indie pop EDM style to add to your playlist, look no further than RUCHI. His single Emotions is a great example of alternative pop with an electronic commercial edge. The vocals are smooth and the beat is super catchy, so it’s easy to imagine this song being used in an ad campaign or as background music in the film industry. In my opinion, it would be more than perfect for a music festival.
The song has a great balance of EDM influences and softer elements, so it’s easy to listen to over and over again without growing tired of it—and that’s exactly what you want from an anthem! The track also features great male vocals that are super smooth, making it easy to sing along with when you’re alone in the car or on your way to work.
Overall, this song is great for listening to at home or on the go—it’s just one of those tracks that make life feel a little bit easier. I highly recommend checking it out and following the artist on Spotify!
3) JASMINE ASH – We’ll Sing Again
If you need to add some new anthemic indie pop music to your playlist, then you’re in luck! We’ve been listening to the new single from JASMINE ASH, and we can’t get enough.
The song is called “We’ll Sing Again,” and it’s everything we could want in a modern and fresh pop selection: dreamy vocals, electronic elements, pop rock vibe, cinematic sound effects, and a female vocalist who sounds like she could be singing on from heaven.
This artist is based in Los Angeles, making music based on many different influences in a very good way. So if you need some inspiration while listening to your music selection, while writing your next screenplay or working on your next movie soundtrack, this is the artist for you. Her music works with everything as it lifts us up.
She’s got a solid fan base already—some tracks with over 200k plays on Spotify—and she’s only going to get bigger as more people hear her music. Check out her single here and get ready for another great addition to your playlist, also follow the artist on Spotify!
4) LUCY CLUE – In Your Eyes
In Your Eyes, the latest single from German-based artist Lucy Clue, is a catchy and upbeat pop track that will have you dancing in the streets. The song is about finding love and being all day thinking about someone who makes you feel like your life has been transformed.
The song has an 80s vibe and easy listening feel to it, so it’s perfect for those who want some laid-back music to accompany their daily life. The lyrics are very easy to follow and understand, which makes it a great choice for anyone who wants something they can easily sing along to.
The vocals are smooth and expressive, giving the listener an intimate experience that feels like they’re right beside the artist as she makes her way through this journey of finding love and even brings in a very sexy rap in Spanish, in the middle of everything.
The lyrics are optimistic but not overly cheesy or contrived; they seem genuine and honest which helps draw the listener in even further. It’s clear that this song will continue to resonate with listeners for years to come! Check it out and follow the artist on Spotify.
5) MATTHEW SCOTT RAGLAND – Can’t Get Over
Can’t Get Over by MATTHEW SCOTT RAGLAND is a gorgeous, upbeat indie pop song that combines electronic and alternative rock influences. The single, which was released last moment, is the second single from Ragland’s last project called Ghosts EP.
Ragland is a Brooklyn-based artist who has been writing music for some years and making a name for himself in the New York City indie music scene. His sound can be described as “electronic pop with alternative rock influences.”
Despite the EDM style, his music is similar to that of Radiohead, Bon Iver, and Coldplay, so it’s probably a musical influence too.
If you’re looking for something new to add to your playlist, Can’t Get Over by MATTHEW SCOTT RAGLAND is sure to breathe life into any playlist with its catchy beats and smooth vocals. Check it out and follow the artist on Spotify!
6) ALICIA DAYDREAMS – Maze
We’ve got a new indie pop EP to get you through the week: Maze by Alicia Daydreams. This London-based artist has been on our radar for some time—she’s got amazing vocals, amazing alternative music influences, and a soft rock style sound that’s perfect for relaxing after a long day.
The EP kicks off with “Maze”, our favourite, which is an easy-listening song with great guitar chords, light drums, and Alicia’s gorgeous voice. The track is about love, relationship, and super emotion. I love how it builds up gradually to a crescendo in the middle—it’s like walking down an endless hallway into the light.
Our second favourite track is called “Genie Remix.” It starts with a dreamy synth bell melody before transitioning into an upbeat dance beat with a catchy chorus. This song would be perfect for a romantic sexy moment—it’ll help you feel empowered and optimistic if you’re feeling down!
Finally, “Devil’s Promise” slows things down again with some beautiful guitar riffs that bring us back to the 80s. So we really recommend checking it out now and following the artist on Spotify!
7) DJ ZENAS – LOLO (feat. Chockie Gabbana)
Pure African style pop. That’s what DJ Zenas has to offer, and we’re all better off for it.
LOLO (feat. Chockie Gabbana) is the latest single from the artist, who’s been making waves in the indie pop world with his genre-defying sound. His new single is an infectious mix of pure African pop and dancehall that will have you grooving in no time.
The song features a guest appearance by Chockie Gabbana, a Nigerian artist who came to sum up after a simple Instagram DM message exchanged between them. The track is upbeat and fun, making it perfect for dancing with your loved one or just enjoying it alone on your headphones while working out at the gym.
But what really makes LOLO stand out is its amazing African influences—you can hear them in the vocals as well as in the beat itself: The autotune used here creates a very unique effect that makes this song feel like one big jam session between DJ Zenas and Chockie Gabbana (and anyone else who wants to join).
Check it out now, and don’t forget to follow the artist on Spotify!
8) CAS DU PREE – Getting To Know Me
CAS DU PREE, a singer-songwriter from the Netherlands, released an eleven-track album called Getting To Know Me. It’s a collection of easy-listening soft rock and pop songs with European influences, and it’s full of commercial melodies that will be easy to fall in love with.
The album starts off strong with “You Beside Me,” which is all about reminiscing about the past, both good and bad. CAS DU PREE has a great voice for this type of music—it’s smooth and easy to listen to, but also has some grit in it that keeps things interesting. Basically, it’s totally nostalgic!
A song like “A Better Me” shows off CAS DU PREE’s softer side; the acoustic style and the beautiful piano playing throughout are lovely, and his vocals are sweet without being overly saccharine.
Another track on this album and one of our favourites is “Untouchable” which is one of the most anthemic too because it has such a great hook! It’s fun to sing along with CAS DU PREE as he lets his voice shine through while showing off some impressive falsettos at times too
Untouchable would be perfect for any playlist where you want something upbeat yet still mellow enough not to make people feel tired out after hearing it several times in a row. Now check it out and follow the artist on Spotify!
9) TORI BOLTWOOD – Wicked Woman
TORI BOLTWOOD‘s new single “Wicked Woman” is a perfect example of indie pop done right. The song has all the ingredients of a classic pop hit: catchy hooks, soft rock influences, and cinematic production. But it also has an undercurrent of rock that gives it just enough edge to keep it from being too sugary sweet or too saccharine.
This track is full of super catchy moments that you’ll find yourself singing along with before long—and then realizing how much you love them! The perfect female vocals and the aggressive rocky elements combine with an alternative pop sound to create something fresh and exciting, but still familiar enough to be approachable by casual listeners.
If you’re looking for something new in your playlist, check out TORI BOLTWOOD’s latest single “Wicked Woman”. You won’t regret it, follow the artist on Spotify!
10) TEMPERATURE FALLS – Lab Rat
TEMPERATURE FALLS just released a new track and we loved it. We chose this song because it’s so unique and different. It’s got a very dark, industrial vibe to it that makes us feel like we are in some sort of dystopian future where we’re all being turned into lab rats.
There’s something really trippy about the vocals and the way they’re layered together. The singer has an amazing voice, too—she sounds like from Scandinavia or somewhere else in Europe, but it doesn’t matter because she is just amazing!
If you’re looking for the perfect Dark-pop indie song to add to your playlist, check out Lab Rat by TEMPERATURE FALLS and we are sure you will love it too.
This Norwegian artist has a fantastic style that mixes characteristics of electronic and alternative pop with the dark pop elements mentioned before, other features are trip-hop beat, which brings nice industrial vibes.
The song features amazing female vocals that will transport you straight to Scandinavia with its cinematic soundscapes and Scandinavian music influences. We recommend watching her cover of Stinkfist on the video below, listening to her latest release and also following the artist on Spotify!
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