Every time the seasons change, I get a desire to listen to some new music. Here are some emerging artists that are definitely worth a listen.
Alex Shofler, of LA, just embarked on his first tour around the United States. His music ranges from songs that you should be dancing to at a party to songs that you could easily lay in bed and nap to. He’s humble and has a stage presence like no other.
Shawn Rosenblatt, the man behind Netherfriends, is a genius when it comes to creating themes for all of his albums. Currently on Spotify, Rosenblatt released 18 albums in 2017 alone, each with a unique theme. “Sleep on Me” includes titles that reference tips on how to get a sound sleep, whereas “Blues Trap 2” is a list of complaints, which he sings and raps about in a completely non-whiny way.
- SG Lewis
His tracks are groovy. His tracks are complicated. His tracks are mystical. He layers piano, guitar and funky beats along with a voice that will serenade you into a relaxed state of mind.
- Billie Eilish
Billie, Billie, Billie. She is something else. One of her hits, “bellyache,” starts out with a catchy guitar and drum riff layered beneath her soothing voice, and later transitions into an electronic dance song that you could walk down to Comm Ave. to. Her voice will get you addicted to her music within minutes.
Kidswaste’s vibe is smooth and electronic. It’s emotional, fun, and easy to listen to. He’s currently on tour with Chet Porter.
- Chelsea Cutler
Cutler has created some amazing tunes, most of which I can see myself jamming in the car to with my friends. This New England native is making a name for herself with her newly-released “Snow In October EP.” She recently announced that she will be going on tour with Quinn XCII starting in February 2018.
Ethan Snoreck, better known as Whethan, just ended his U.S. tour in Chicago. His music is certainly dance worthy, and is got the crowds to go wild when he played at Lollapalooza this summer. Whethan, along with many other artists on this list, can be classified under the genre of “future bass,” an emerging genre classified by the use of synthesizers often layered with percussion, guitars, and vocals.
- Golden Vessel
Max Byrne, an Australian native, recently released another EP entitled, “Right / Side.” His music is mellow and perfect for any mood you’re in.
- Louis the Child
Freddy Kennett and Robby Hauldren, another Chicago-based crew, are about halfway through their Last to Leave Tour. Their music is full of good, fun, and lighthearted vibes. From hits like “Love Is Alive” to “Fire” and their remix of Club cheval’s “Discipline,” Louis the Child’s music will have you in a great mood, ready to dance at any given moment.