Sweetness Follows by R.E.M
A dark yet gorgeous, brooding tune that is about still striving to find a way to live your life filled with joy and wonder and staying all together — not a bad message for the times we’re going through.
High Hopes (Live Pulse) by Pink Floyd
This song’s live version with the massive church bell chiming out a constant pulse in the key of C is almost hypnotic.
Weather With You by Crowded House
I’ve returned to this song’s lilting chorus of taking the weather with you, as a wonderful message for keeping your chin up in these times.
Earth by EOB
A Radiohead member you don’t hear about much is Ed O’Brien, their rhythm guitarist who has come up with a great solo effort that is a step away from what British indie sound is usually like.
Sleep by aswekeepsearching
One of my favourite indie bands right now are these post-rockers who are bringing in some serious songwriting chops to the table. Their latest, Sleep, is definitely worth a spin.
Befikre by Naalayak
Known for an electric stage act and high-energy songs, it’s refreshing to see the Delhi indie rockers evolve sonically to what I consider their best effort yet.
New Shoes by Paolo Nutini
This song never fails to lift spirits! I first heard it on a shoe commercial (surprise, surprise!) and it immediately became a earworm thanks to the simple but brilliant songwriting.
Budapest by George Ezra
It is hard to fathom how a young singer like Ezra could own that delightful deep voice and write such gorgeous melodies.
Anjaane by Strings
I played this song to my two boys, aged five and 10, as an introduction to 1990s pop, and immediately felt a resurgence of a feel-good vibe from my college common room TV sessions. What a great song!
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