“Home”- Skinny Dippers
The coastal indie-rock theme song for those moving away from home, friends you’ve grown up with, the fond memories of your formative years (captured via film camera), etc., knowing that you might not have it so good again. Nostalgic lyrics, with a touch of early ’70s pop, David Cassidy-esque energy!
“Taste” – Ari Abdul
Why is it these songs about intense infatuation are always the sexiest?? “Taste” by Ari Abdul definitely fits into that category. If it were released in the late ’90s, it would absolutely fit perfectly in the soundtrack for “Cruel Intentions”! It’s a vampire love story in the form of a song complete with crisp, sensual harmonies, a chugging baseline and smoky, breathy vocals!
Ari has garnered over 15 million global streams from the release with the release of her two albums, and there was a high demand for the release of “Taste” after the Brooklyn-based dark alt-pop artist debuted a short clip on TikTok!
“Where Is The Destruction” – Kyoto Lo-fi
If you like bands like Queens of the Stone Age, The Dead Weather, Royal Blood, and Death from Above 1979, you’ll LOVE Kyoto Lo-Fi! The upbeat, harmonic single “Where Is The Destruction” is about who’s torn between his true calling to want to change the world and helplessly facing the realization of how impossible that is, from a spiritual and political perspective.
“Cringe” – Estella Dawn
“Cringe” by Denver-based alt-pop artist, Estella Dawn is simultaneously smooth, chill, tropical, heartfelt and scathing. A heavily relatable song if you’ve ever cringed at loving someone from your past who was toxic and totally wrong for you. If you’re going through this as you’re reading this, hit play and sing along to the lyric video! Very therapeutic!
“Sucker Punch” – Bobby Marks
Los Angeles, CA
I love songs that encourage people to allow themselves to be vulnerable, letting their guard down so they can receive the pleasant surprise of an amazing opportunity in love! “Sucker Punch” is one of those powerful, upbeat pop songs with a solid beat drop during the chorus!