Slapping an “indie” label on a band isn’t easy, in my mind. Indie music has evolved to have a certain sound and setup — it isn’t just music produced by musicians who are independent of the big labels anymore.
My definition of indie has come to mean a band whose focus is on the vocals and the instruments they play — they aren’t necessarily worried about their visual concept and dancing is very, VERY low on their priority list!
Come enjoy some indie music with me and see if you agree . . . .
hyukoh – “Comes and Goes”
hyukoh is the ULTIMATE in Korean indie music – they even had a concert in Seattle! I love the stripped down feel of this MV.
AKMU – “How can I love the heartbreak, you’re the one I love”
AKMU’s new album gets ALL the love — even the song with the slide guitar that sounds suspiciously country. “How can I love the heartbreak, you’re the one I love” is haunting and lovely and a delight.
Yu Seung Woo – “Always”
Random YouTube suggestions sometimes work out in my favor! Yu Seung Woo’s ethereal voice and Irish folk pop influence definitely tug at my emotions. I need to find more music by this young artist!
Zitten – “Try”
I loveloveLOVE the strength in Zitten’s vocals! I could sing along with this song all day.
Xia – “Flower”
This one might be cheating a little, but I’m including it because Xia. This ballad version of “Flower” showcases Xia’s ability to pour all of himself into his music.
What indie groups do you love, k-fans? I know I haven’t even scratched the surface! Share them with me below!!
Until the next record spins, I remain —
Karie the Maknae
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