This October was a great month for music. Many popular indie artists released new albums, EPs, and singles. If you missed some of the best releases, no worries! I’ve compiled a list of the most amazing songs that came out in October of 2019. All of them are sure to be hits for months to come.
“It Might Be Time” by Tame Impala
Tame Impala made waves in the indie music scene with their 2015 album Currents. “It Might Be Time” features all the catchy beats from Currents, but with softened edges and jazzier vibes. The overlying theme of time is reminiscent of Pink Floyd’s work, while the usage of keys throughout the song bears similarities to Supertramp. Overall, it’s the perfect psychedelic-rock single to jam out to all year round.
“Now I’m In It” by HAIM
HAIM’s new song can be summarized in two words: melancholic banger. The trio of sisters masterfully combine a story about depressive episodes with danceable synth. “Now I’m In It” has groovy guitar, incredible harmonies, and relatable lyrics. It’s a theme song that can apply to anyone’s life.
“Feelin’ Low (F*ckboy Blues)” by Peach Pit
Peach Pit is back! “Feelin’ Low (F*ckboy Blues)” is their first new track since their 2017 debut album Being So Normal. It doesn’t disappoint. The single has the distinct Peach Pit sound, but it marks a new chapter for the band. This is the ideal song to listen to while dancing in your room, either all alone or with your closest friends. Plus, there’s a great guitar solo at the end, which is always a win.
“Still In Motion” by Turnover
Turnover’s fourth album, Altogether, came out this month. “Still In Motion” is the opening track, and it sets a beautiful standard for the rest of the collection. The first minute or so features a nostalgic jazz sound, which eventually transitions into an upbeat melody. It’s a lovely tune to play while on a road trip, commuting to school or work, or pretty much any time you’re going somewhere.
Falling In Love – Cigarettes After Sex
I fell in love with Cigarettes After Sex for their trademark dreamlike sound. “Falling In Love” keeps with that ambient theme. Lead vocalist Greg Gonzalez has a beautiful voice that can sing anyone to sleep. The instrumentals are, as always, on point. The faint drum beat keeps a consistent tone throughout the song. “Falling In Love” is a lullaby-like single that you’ll definitely fall in love with.
Frail State of Mind – The 1975
It’s possible that The 1975 will go down in history as one of the most influential bands of this generation. “Frail State of Mind” is the third single from their upcoming studio album, Notes On A Conditional Form. While the catchy beat is similar to previous song “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME”, the two songs couldn’t be more lyrically different. “Frail State of Mind” is an intimate take on the struggles of social anxiety. The 1975 has outdone themselves yet again. Definitely listen to it for yourself!
Breathe – UMI
While all of UMI’s EP Love Language is amazing, “Breathe” finds a special place in my heart. UMI’s vocal talent shines through gentle instrumentals and lo-fi vibes. The song begins and ends with the soft strumming of a guitar, giving a sense of closure. UMI’s lyrics (most notably, the opening verse “If I give you more of me / will you give me more of you?) are similar to spoken word poetry. Overall, it’s a beautiful song that addresses mental health and life.
Be sure to give these songs a listen, and drop a recommendation below!
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