The Six: Songs You Should Be Streaming - February 2023
Updated: Feb 17
Six songs from six artists that you should be streaming today! Be sure to check out our playlist that tracks the best new indie music over the last 6 weeks. New Indie Music
Shadows – H.C. McEntire
North Carolina singer-songwriter has rendered a poignant roots song about personal struggles with isolation and deprecation. The simplicity of the production sets off the subtle twang and rasp in her voice. Then there is the background vocal of one of OMI’s 2022 Best Song artists, S.G. Goodman. “Shadows” fits well on any folk, Americana, roots, or alt-country playlist.
Can’t Touch – The Great Leslie
It’s nice to see that Ollie Trevers and the fellas from The Great Leslie have a new song. “Can’t Touch” is a tireless ride up and down led by the acrobatic vocals of Trevers. I have to say I really love the background vocals in this song. There is the “hello, hello” in the chorus that creates a nice bounce and functions as a call and response. Then there is the vocal wave rolling up and down as the background singers belt out the word free. The band has such a distinctive sound and Trevers has the range and pipes to make every song incredibly unique.
Maestro (Tears Don’t Lie) – Wilder Woods
Bear Rinehart (lead singer for NEEDTOBREATHE) has a new single out under his solo project, Wilder Woods. “Maestro (Tears Don’t Lie)” is an old-school, driving R&B burner complete with a distorted microphone and brilliant backup singers. This song just drips of Joe Cocker and I imagine is an absolute killer live. The most exciting thing about this song is that it is the first release of a forthcoming album. That should be fun!
Oblivious – Young Rising Sons
“Oblivious” is a pop-rock track that is irresistible. The production of the vocals and the layers of sound is brilliant. The fellows from New Jersey have been making music since 2010 and have a sound that reminds the OMI staff of a lot of the great music we here coming out of Canada, England, and Scotland.
End of the World – Wild Child
“End of the World” will surprise fans of Wild Child and Sir Woman. This stoner rock tune proves that Austin artist Kelsey Wilson can pretty much sing anything. The song is pretty straightforward but the band and production team execute the track well. If you haven’t figured this out yet, you need more Kelsey Wilson in your life. This is a hip tune to add to your playlist.
Youth – Kasador
Ontario indie rock/pop band Kasador's song “Youth” manages to load all the catchy phrases, like “I’d sale my soul if that’s what it would take”, in the verses. It’s uncanny how these stay with you. “Youth” is a great introduction to Kasador and it is the type of song that grows on you a little more every time you hear it.