Artists You Aren’t Listening To But Should Be

If you’re in need of new music, worry no more! I have chosen a few artists that are well worth a listen!


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Change up your music style and throw it back to the CD days! Pop one of these into your car and jam out!

Katelyn Lewis, Editor in Chief

Music fills our ears everyday, and for some it’s a major part of our everyday routines. However, many people stick to their same three of four favorite artists and never find new music to listen to. Well today I’ve picked out three artists that you should take a listen to.

My first artist is a pop band called Fitz and The Tantrums. They have such a spunky and fun sound which makes their music different from any others.

  • My favorite song by them is “Out of My League.” This song has some super cool sounds with unique vocals. While the drums add to the upbeat tone, the vocal effects take the stage in this song. 
  • Another song by them that I love is called “HandClap.” This song is very energetic, which makes it a great song to dance to. With the boisterous sounds and fun vocals this song is bound to make you sing along.
  • My last song choice is “The Walker.” This song has a prominent whistle that you can hear throughout the song with a beat to make you move your feet. It’s easy for this song to brighten your mood and get you through the day.

My next choice is a band called M83. Their sound is super eccentric but so much fun to listen to, and you may have heard some of their songs without even knowing it was them.

  • My favorite song by them is “Midnight City.” This song is very booming and will make you feel like you’re in a movie. This one is definitely one to listen to in the car and roll your windows down then turn the volume up loud.
  • Two other songs that are notably good are “Wait” and “I Need You”. While both are more slowed down compared to “Midnight City,” they are still worth a listen. The relaxing sounds helps add to their uniqueness and make them stand out among the rest.

My last artist choice is a band called the Lumineers. With their folk rock sounding songs, and strong guitar twang, their songs can be easily added to any playlist.

  • The song “Ophelia” is my personal favorite, with it’s outstanding piano solos and soft vocals. This is one of their more popular songs, peaking at number five on the Billboard charts in 2016. 
  • Another song of theirs that I love is “Ho Hey.” This song’s guitar combined with the fun lyrics has made this song a hit. It succeeds at making me feel at home and it is definitely considered a feel good song. 
  • My last song choice is “Salt and the Sea.” This song is softer and more serious than my other two choices, speaking on major issues that a family and many others endure today. It is one to really sit and listen to while taking it all in. 

Hopefully I added some new songs to your Spotify or Apple Music playlists. Don’t forget  to find and listen to new music that you wouldn’t typically listen to. There’s always artists and songs waiting to be discovered.