Make a wish! Our 11/11 update is full of lucky finds: great new songs from artists you need to hear and hear about.
Hello, BRUniverse! This is the Exposure Weekly Update. Our team has been hard at work all week unearthing the best new songs from underexposed artists for your listening pleasure. Read on to hear a little bit about each tune, and be sure to follow our Spotify playlist!
1. THE HAPPY FITS – Best Tears
The first five seconds of this track – a familiar electric guitar riff – may be a nod to the Strokes. But the rest of the song is not what you might expect: a chipper ballad about teenage depression. This is just the kind of nihilistic bop that defines Gen Z.
2. HAERTS – New Compassion
This indie pop single by German duo HAERTS is a dreamy acoustic trip with background vocals and a sunshine feel. Perfect for reminiscing about summer months as winter becomes a harrowing reality.
3. FADE – Fall in Love
There’s nothing like a good synth bit in the fall. This indie pop (love?) song is guaranteed to make you think twice about cuffing season.
4. BAD BAD HATS – Write it on Your Heart
This is a pop song for those who are more optimistic about love. This track by the Bad Bad Hats reconciles acoustic guitar and 90’s synth sounds, making for a sentimental, dynamic ballad.
5. PEACH PIT – Alrighty Aphrodite
Alrighty Aphrodite is a song about a woman who looks great on the outside but who’s maybe not all that on the inside. The track’s gritty mood is great for avoiding contemplating one’s own fragile self-image.
6. TOKYO POLICE CLUB – Hercules
Tokyo Police Club is back and peppier than ever. More importantly, their teen angst vibe hasn’t aged. This is the kind of song that says “come and dance off your sorrows,” and actually delivers on the dancing part.
7. BODY TYPE – Arrow
This all-girl band gives us Arrow, a glowing pop rock song. Its layered voices evoke an exciting flurry, perfect to dance to while retaining an indie feel.