Goodbye 2015! You’ve been good to our ears. It’s time to open the champagne bottles and bring in the new year with some new tunes.
Indie faves like Borns, Beirut, and the mysterious Grimes put out some great new music. But don’t overlook underground acts like Houndmouth and Wild Child; they have some very enjoyable jams.
This year also saw the rise of overnight sensations like Alessia Cara, with an old-soul R&B track that will make you wondering what you’re doing at this party. Also, am I a hipster for liking Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood only when it’s covered by Ryan Adams? Yes. Yes, I am [hangs head in shame].
And lastly, I’ll let you in on a little secret: Matt Berninger (of The National) trained a parrot to pick out words from a hat to write the lyrics for EL VY ‘s Return to the Moon, #truestory 🙂 Enjoy!
- Electric Love – BØRNS
- Mountain At My Gates – Foals
- Giving Up on You – Wild Belle
- Fools – Wild Child
- Monkey Tree – Mother Mother
- Sedona – Houndmouth
- Mystery – Boxed In
- Gibraltar – Beirut
- Return to the Moon – EL VY
- Yellow Eyes – Rayland Baxter
- Bad Blood (TaySway cover) – Ryan Adams
- Meet Me In The Woods – Lord Huron
- Colours – Grouplove
- Sweater Weather – The Neighbourhood
- Here – Alessia Cara
- Disclosure (ft. Lorde) – Magnets
- Flesh without Blood | Life in the Vivid – Dream Grimes