If you want to slip into something comfortable, put on Giancarlos Lopez’s latest dreamy indie R&B pop hit, Designer Clothes. Far from an ode to capitalism, the cashmere smooth single is sweeter than honey for the way it undresses excess and celebrates the person beneath the wearable status symbols that become a façade.
The lo-fi bedroom pop feel to the release only serves to amplify the intimacy of the single that is dripping in romanticism instead of Gucci. If you don’t sonically fall head over heels for Giancarlos Lopez after hearing it, you may want to check your soul’s check engine light; his ability to create a hazy ethereal atmosphere with his vocal lines alone is second to none.
The independent Puerto Rico-born, Tampa-raised artist borrows plenty of inspiration from the Floridian culture before infusing it within soothingly nostalgic soundscapes that reminisce with the works of Mac Miller, Keshi, and Joji. If they are on your playlists, Designer Clothes should be too.
Designer Clothes hit the airwaves on the 28th of July; stream it on Spotify.
The up-and-coming alt-indie singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Cade Whitt has recently released his 100% DIY single, Loud Thoughts, which mellowly reaches out to frenzied minds with ample colourful catharsis.
Notably, there are few genres that the 18-year-old artist is unwilling to draw from in his eclectic sound. Around the angular indie guitars that are fed through plenty of echoey tape delay, there are hints of 80s pop, soul, and a smattering of indie-funk to bring the grooves. Cade Whitt’s connectable resolving indie vocals are the cherry on the aural cake, as they work through the consoling lyrics in a semi-lucid fashion; it’s a vibe.
Lo Fi Experimental Indie Pop always seems to have a charismatic charm that isn’t found in any other style of production. In many ways, it brings you closer to the raw essence of the vision that the artist had when they first picked up an instrument or pen to write the lyrics. And that is exactly what you get from Atlas West’s instrumental release “Looking At My Heart”. The track from the Houston-based artist may only have been short and sweet. But still through the quaintness of the keyboard melody and the use of archaic effect the single transports you to your very own frantic neo-noir film.
You can check out the standout track from Atlas West for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp now, you can also check out the rest of his album “Music Songs” to fully appreciate the ingenuity of his soundscapes.