Music saved me for as long as I can remember. I love listening to music, I love how it changes my mood and how it helps me think straight and make better decisions. I can’t stress this enough, music is like a drug, especially for the ones who create it.
Music was there for me when no one else was, and I think I’m a better person because of it. I got through a lot of phases, I was the scene kid, the k-pop obsessed one, the metalcore fanatic, the weirdo that listens to jazz when she does her homework, the lo-fi addicted, I even got into country music with the help of a dear friend. And, I think I owe you some of my favorite artists and bands, and I hope you will like them! Let’s start!
Genres: Electronic, Electropop, Indie
This is my favorite band. I first saw Tender in a concert some time ago, more specifically the summer of 2019, at Summer Well. Summer Well was the time of my life, especially because of this band. I started listening to them in 2018, something like that. They have a unique style, you feel like floating when you listen to them, I shouldn’t say this but I feel high whenever I listen to them because they give me such good vibes. Their lyrics are often sad or they make you overthink, but the way they put those lyrics together with the instrumental it’s absolutely mesmerizing.
I remember how hard my boyfriend was holding my hand while our favorite song came in at the concert, I remember how much I cried when they said “Goodbye” on the stage. That’s what music gives you… memories.
Think about the sound of the voice of your loved one. That’s how Tender’s music sounds.
Handmade Ego – this song makes me wanna love harder and harder every day and get lost somewhere no one knows my name
2. The Wombats
Genres: Indie Rock, Indie Pop, New Wave, Pop Rock, Post-Punk Revival
I know this band from one of my exes, and I’m really thankful to him. They give you the ’80 vibes in some way, and you can feel the adrenaline through your veins while listening to them. They have this one song called “Kill the director” and it makes me want to punch someone in the face and burn all the bridges in front of me, I feel alive while listening to them. I feel powerful and at the same time I feel alive, their songs are made for late-night drives with your friends or for some killing parties. I recommend their albums, you won’t regret listening to them!
Give me a try – this song makes me wanna cry and dance like there’s no tomorrow at the same time.
3. Joji (George Miller)
Genres: R&B, Trip Hop, Lo-fi
Maybe some of you know him as Filthy Frank, from YouTube. Joji taught me a lot of things besides the fact that he has awesome music, he taught me to embrace my true nature. He taught me it’s okay to suffer, it’s okay to be different and that it’s alright to follow your passions. He made me fie of laughter while he did videos for his YouTube channel, and, now, he makes me cry while listening to his music.
I feel like I’ve been through 5 breakups and like my heart is broken and I can’t fix myself when I play certain songs. But, I also feel so relaxed when I hear his voice, it’s absolutely beautiful. He’s a genius and he deserves everything.
Test Drive – this song makes me feel guilty of certain things I did back there, but it’s also calming and beautiful
Genres: Electropop, Dream Pop, Indie Pop, Art Pop
I feel like everyone heard of her, but I just can’t get enough of her. She’s insanely good, I love her since the Hunger Games. When I heard her voice on the background I totally fell in love. She has such good music and I also like her style and how she says what she thinks through her music. Her music may seem overrated for some of you, but I choose to stan talent over anything.
Hard Feelings – is from “The End of the F***ing World”, a series I really recommend. This song reminds me of all the love that I wasted on some people and how much I’ve grown as a person.
5. The 1975
Genres: New Wave, Synth-Pop, Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Electropop, Pop Rock, Alternative Rock, R&B, Funk Rock
I listen to The 1975 since 6th grade, or 5th grade, so long I can’t even remember. I discovered them totally random on YouTube while I was in that phase when you start growing and wanting to be different. One of my friends was listening to them too, she loved them, they are still her favorite band. I and my friend saw them at Summer Well, they were headliners. It’s hard to say how much I wanted to see them, but I can’t believe until now that I saw them. I can’t believe I sang at the same time with them. It was like a dream.
The 1975 reminds me of this friend of mine, we don’t talk anymore, she just doesn’t want me around anymore and I’m sorry, it breaks my heart. But I still listen to their songs and think about her and I still have hope one day she’ll talk to me like we used before. This band taught me how to express my feelings, I started writing poetry because of their lyrics. I got myself back on track after breakups with their music and I’ll always love them.
It’s not living if it’s not with you – that’s for you, the one who taught me what love really is.
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