As summer winds to an end, tons of independent and underrated signed artists are unveiling new material to lead fans into the fall season and soundtrack their last sunny memories of the year. From breakup anthems to supportive messages of friendship, here are nine new pop tracks you’ll fall in love with!
BLACKSTARKIDS – “FIGHT CLUB”
Indie trio BLACKSTARKIDS merge pop with elements of hip-hop on the bold “FIGHT CLUB,” the second single from their upcoming Puppies Forever album. “‘FIGHT CLUB’ really captures the way we feel when we’re all together and everything is going smoothly for us,” the group shares about the bouncy single. Get to know BLACKSTARKIDS on Instagram and Twitter, and presave Puppies Forever ahead of its October release!
Camylio – “sometimes”
Great for fans of Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved” and Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers license,” Camylio offers a melancholy sendoff to a past relationship on “sometimes,” which sees him running into an ex lover while she’s on a date with someone new. “You’re happy for them, but at the end of the day you still wish they could have found happiness with you,” the New York artist explains. “It’s hard to watch someone you still love be with someone else, but some things just aren’t meant to be, and sometimes love just isn’t enough.” You can link up with Camylio on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter!
Evie Irie – “BLEED”
Combining poppy melodies with a fluttering bass and fleeting trap beats, “BLEED” is an ambitious testament to years of hard work and self-discovery from Australian singer-songwriter Evie Irie. Think Dua Lipa meets Gwen Stefani with a dash of punk! Someday, the future superstar will be singing “BLEED” at sold-out arenas and stadiums. Learn more about Evie Irie on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
Fiona Grey – “Sick of It”
Fiona Grey expresses contempt for our digital culture and insincerity on “Sick of It,” a boppy track with a slick bassline and screeching electronic notes. Grey explains that the song is “inspired by the era of filters and the ways in which society pushes us to try to all be the same version of beauty.” It’s the perfect anthem to cheer up on the days when you’re comparing yourself to others and feeling insecure. Get to know Fiona Grey on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and her official website!
Jessy Jones – “Be Yourself”
“Be Yourself” is a glitzy, Freeform-approved track from Jessy Jones’ recent EP, Sad Girl Disco Party, that will get you feeling good within seconds. You may recognize creative mastermind Jessica Vaughn from her other musical endeavors, which include JPOLND (her track “The End” was featured on Netflix’s Bridgerton) and Rvrside, an alt-rock collective with Colin CreeV and Curtis Peoples. Link up with Jessy Jones on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
JP Cooper – “Call My Name”
British singer-songwriter JP Cooper extends a loving hand of support to a struggling friend on “Call My Name,” a light guitar-driven track that feels like a warm hug. He explains, “I wrote it whilst I was in the US, and I remember feeling a little isolated and alone. I would finish my studio sessions and all my people at home would be in bed because of the time difference, and I remember wishing I had somebody to call. I guess in a way I wrote it for me.” Connect with JP Cooper on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and his official website ahead of his upcoming SHE album due in October!
Kitty Coen – “Lost in California”
The atmospheric rock-tinged track “Lost in California” is a standout from Kitty Coen’s latest EP, Disco Lemonade. The song describes her mixed feelings about Hollywood and fame with a heavy-hitting electronic drop that interrupts its more mellow verses that detail, as Coen puts it, “being lost in the biggest city you’ve ever been to but somehow finding your way home.” You can get lost in Kitty Coen’s world on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and her official website!
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L’FREAQ – “LOUD”
“LOUD” is a bold thesis statement for L’FREAQ’s career so far, showcasing her persistence and refusal to change who she is for others. “I wanted to make a song that could perfectly narrate those movie scenes [where women realize their power], so ‘LOUD’ was born. This is the song I would play for the 16-year-old version of me, helping her realize that she doesn’t need a man to get ahead, and she’s free to take on the world,” she explains. Catch up with L’FREAQ on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and her official site!
Lyn Lapid – “In My Mind”
A dreamy anthem for the introverted, Lyn Lapid lets fans into her seemingly quiet headspace on “In My Mind,” complete with layered vocals and a retro flair. The teenage singer-songwriter has already received praise from the likes of Billie Eilish, Jeon Jungkook of BTS, and Sabrina Carpenter, along with millions of views on TikTok, yet her star is only rising. Learn more about Lyn Lapid on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube, and her website!
Hi! I’m Madison Murray, a pop culture and music writer who also loves writing about lifestyle and fashion. I have credits on sites like TREMG, Young Hollywood, and Audible Addixion, and I’m the founder of Melodic Musings. In addition to writing, I’m a community editor on Genius, lyric curator on Musixmatch, and a playlist curator at VOLUP2. My favorite artists include Taylor Swift, Machine Gun Kelly, BLACKPINK, Elko, phem, and YUNGBLUD. She/her.