5 Tunes to Brighten Your Day

Listen to some fresh sound waves from lesser-known artists

1 'Feel The Way I Do' — The Jungle Giants

This Australian group will fizzle your feet and pep that step. The Jungle Giants have been around since 2011, shooting out vibes alongside Pearl Jam and Arcade Fire. The four members are old high school pals producing acclaimed indie pop hits. Give this jaunty tune a listen.

2 'Sunflower' — Rex Orange County

Rex Orange County starts off slow and groovy in 'Sunflower' before picking up the pace with some jazzy brass bits. At 18 years of age, this artist is fresh as rain in the music world and seeing early success with other singles such as 'UNO.'

3 'Are You Feeling Like Me' — Welles

This one sounds eerily similar to Limp Bizkit's rendition of 'Behind Blue Eyes' but exudes originality, of course. Welles has more of a rock-tinge than the previous two on the list. Albeit repetitious, 'Are You Feeling Like Me' is a powerful addition to your sunny day playlist as it's quite invigorating.

4 'Peaceful Morning' — Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam

Hamilton Leithauser from The Walkmen and Rostam Batmanglij from Vampire Weekend team up in 'Peaceful Morning' and other full-bodied melodies on the album I Had a Dream That You Were Mine. This sounds like a mix between Hozier's vocal drive and The Lumineers' twang that doesn't fail to please the eardrums.

5 'Love$ick' — Mura Masa (ft. A$AP Rocky)

The odd one out, 'Love$ick' will get you bobbing with its steel drums and addicting overtones. Don't skip out on the fine poetry that is Mura Masa's lyrics... "Kermit the Frog, Margaritas?"


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