Artists You Aren’t Listening To But Should Be

If you enjoy music just as much as I do, here are a couple more songs you can add to some of your Spotify and Apple Music playlists.

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Records are one of my favorite ways to listen to music. They add so much appeal to songs and it’s also very relaxing!

Katelyn Lewis, Editor in Chief

Music is something that many of us enjoy. We can always find comfort in our favorite songs and playlists. One of my favorite things about music is that there are so many different styles of music that can fit any mood you’re feeling. The few artists that I have picked for this column are some of my favorite artists at the moment. 

My first artist choice is an alternative band called The Neighbourhood. I love their songs because most of them are super relaxed and really help me focus on what i’m doing at the moment. 

  • My personal favorite song by them is called “Cherry Flavoured.” The mellow sounds of the drums combined with the slow strum of guitars makes it a super relaxing song. 
  • Another favorite song of mine is “Stargazing.” This song is one that I kept on repeat the first time I listened to it. I love the beat it has and it is definitely one of those songs you could listen to while on a road trip. 
  • My last song choice is called “Stuck with Me.” This song is another super relaxed song that I listen to a lot when I am doing my school work. It helps keep me focused but still keeps me in a good mood. 

My next artist choice is another band called Arctic Monkeys. They have some rock elements combined with some alternative sounds as well. The use of electric guitars and drums really make their songs enjoyable. 

  • My favorite song by them is “505.” This song starts off slow, but once it hits the chorus, it is super loud and fun. I enjoy listening to this song when I am driving or just hanging out at home. 
  • Another good song by them is “Fireside.” This song has a very steady beat to it which adds to its appeal. I would totally recommend this song for people who need something to enjoy while also wanting to get stuff done.
  • My last song choice is “I Wanna Be Yours.” This song is super slow and relaxed. I always find myself listening to this song if I need to just take a break from school work or whatever I am doing at the moment and enjoy the music. 

My last artist choice is one that I mentioned a while back. Lennon Stella is one of my favorite artists. When I talked about her a few columns back, she had not yet released her new album. Since its release, I have listened to it non-stop, and it is definitely one of my comfort albums. 

  • My favorite song from her “Three. Two. One.” album is “Pretty Boy.” This song is one I play when I am driving late at night. Its consistent drum beats and guitar strums make this song amazing. 
  • Another song I love is “Weakness.” This song is a long one but so worth the eight minutes it takes to get through it. While the melodies are super calm and relaxing, the lyrics hold a different tone. Speaking on topics like our society and certain feelings that today’s youth struggles with.
  • My last song choice is “Bend Over Backwards.” This song is one of the more upbeat songs compared to the rest of the album. However, it also has significant lyrics that everyone should really listen to, like one verse when she says, “There’s a heavy cost to letting someone else call the shots.” I like to think of this song as an anthem because it is a call for self-empowerment and self-advocacy. 

Hopefully I have added some new songs to your Spotify or Apple Music playlists. There is always new music waiting for you around the corner. Don’t be afraid to listen to something you wouldn’t normally see yourself listening to. You might just find your next favorite artist or song.