5 Indie Songs You Should Add To Your Spotify Playlist

Music is one of most subjective aspects of our lives. Some of us like English songs, some prefer songs in our native tongue, some cannot take the generic nature of pop, and there are the few of us just cannot appreciate the musical genius behind rock.

I would love to call myself a hipster when it comes to musical taste, but sadly I’m just one notch deeper than the mainstream. That basically means that I am a hardcore fan of Coldplay, but I also listen to their really old songs and don’t only know Viva la Vida and Fix You(have to be careful here before i veer off into a rant about the Coldplay concert).

That being said, here are 5 songs which are severely under-rated and deserve a lot more attention.

1. Cigarette Daydreams — Cage the Elephant

For a car ride

I love listening to this song as it always brings me back to the carefree days of my youth.

While I cannot really say that I’ve ever lived the “wild and free” life, I feel that this song brings me back to a more innocent time, where my heart was filled with hope of a more rosy future.

Many people seem to take smoke breaks to take a breather(pun intended) from the hustle and bustle of life. You just spend those few minutes thinking about almost anything but work, i.e daydream.

2. 17 — Youth Lagoon

For night for self reflections

This song is probably one of few songs which I attach meaning to. Every time I listen to this I get reminded to stay open to new things, no matter what kind of situation I am in.

Change has always been a scary thing for me and this song has helped me overcome my fears by convincing me that the excitement of something new is far better than the status quo.

It also pushes you to keep innovating and to never resign to fate.

Listen to this with closed eyes and an open mind.

3. Is There Somewhere — Halsey

For self-comfort

Yes, I know. Halsey is pretty mainstream. But hey, I’ve actually been listening to her for 2.5 years, which is way before anyone had even heard of her.

This is one of her oldest songs and I would say it’s her best.

This tells you a story about how you have no control over whom you fall in love with. No matter how insane and inappropriate it may be, you can wake up, finding yourself head over heels for this person.

“I didn’t mean to fall in love tonight”

It always hits me right in the feels.

4.The Emotion — BØRNS

For when everything gets out of hand

Some of us tend to suppress our anger for long periods of time, only to have it fill up our hearts. One day, it just gets too much to handle and we go bat-shit crazy, letting it all out.

This is the exact sentiment that is expressed in this song. Sometimes you finally think you’ve gotten your shit together, just to have life hand you 7 more problems.

We all face those days where we just want to shout and get it all out. People tend to resort of alcoholism to drown their sorrows — I guess music is a healthier way?

5.Suck It and See — Arctic Monkeys

For Her

Despite it’s *ahem* inappropriate name, this track is awfully romantic.

“ You’re rarer than a can of dandelion and burdock
And those other girls are just Postmix lemonade.”

It shows how that one person can stand out wherever you see them, regardless of they’re with.

While I personally don’t subscribe to the school of thought that you need to reserve all your love and courtesy for one person, I do understand the appeal of getting validation from feeling ‘special’.

My best friend

Music plays an enormous part of who I am and how I feel. For some reason I find myself drifting towards people who feel the same too. Sometimes I feel that one’s taste in music can really speak a ton about what kind of person he/she is.

In hindsight, I realise that most of the songs I’ve listed are quite mainstream haha. Maybe its the just the people i hang out with who are musically uninformed. Oh well.

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