Sad? Happy? Angry? “Please Don’t Go” by MyKey, “Disco” by Surf Curse, and “You Are Going to Hate This” by The Frights are your saviors. Indie has been a flourishing music genre since the 1970s and has created such a versatile platform for small, independent artists to express their feelings through music. Indie varies from vibey, “drive along to coast with the windows down” chill music, all the way to expressive, “wanting to punch a hole in your wall” alternative rock music (my personal favorite). Most of you have already familiarized yourself with Indie artists without even knowing. Ever heard of Arctic Monkeys or Cage the Elephant? Yeah, I thought so. The appreciation these bands and artists receive is miniscule considering their uniqueness. It is almost like the only music people talk about these days are the most popular trending songs on TikTok. Don’t get me wrong TikTok is a wonderful social media platform, but where is the variety?
Along with music, Indie clothes can be trendy too. The clothes are nothing compared to hypebeasts, but they can be very affordable. If there were one way to describe Indie as a fashion I would have to say that it is the epitome of the word “chill”; a lot of jeans, band tees, Converse, and anything else to feel like yourself. Actually, all of these items happen to be back in style because of the revival of 90s fashion. Indie fashion is affordable because artists had to make the most of what they had. If they had a lot of money, they would not have to be independent. With their lack of money, it is clear that Indie artists are not in the business to be rich and famous, but they are in it because they want to do what they love. Being “Indie” highlights your own uniqueness. And if anything, that is the real definition of Indie: being independant, being confident, loving who you are and what you do. So go out there, thrift those jeans, find your inner confidence, and listen to some Indie music!
Artists: The Strokes