Undiscovered Indie Folk Gems – Lawson Hull, AVIV, Maty Noyes, Louisa Westling

Lawson Hull effectively updated Bon Iver’s classic Blood Bank.  He injects some modern alt country flavor into this breakthrough indie folk vibe.  It’s as if it was penned by Gregory Alan Isakov or even Jose Gonzalez. 

He adapts the original falsetto and trademark bass boom with a more natural vocal.  Blood Bank was never one of our favorite Bon Iver songs, until now.  Hull gives it new life. 

Lawson Hull is featured on our Emerging Folk Playlist.  

AVIV is a storyteller with elite melodic ability. Her new single Jimmy’s House has rich imagery to match its melodic gold.  Her voice lands soft, with an instinctual comforting delivery.  It would likely draw immediate similarities to Phoebe Bridgers or Lizzie McAlpine.  As a writer we also hear evidence of Feist and Kathleen Edwards.  Her writing is smart and adds some fresh dialogue to this emerging buzz style.  

Hear Jimmy’s House now on our Emerging Folk Playlist.  

Oh that sneaky Lighter Thief!  We’ve all known one, or three.  The title of Maty Noyes new single, the reference is enough to grab our attention.  What churns beneath is a voice full of urban attitude and sultry detail.  It’s fresh and mischievous like an indie folk Remi Wolf, a byproduct of Amy Winehouse bearing an additional influence of Lana Del Rey. 

It’s romantic and poetic in a candid framework, one dedicated to keeping it real but blessed with an inspired lyrical nature, married to a story like how classic beat poets inflated their realities.  Who needs metaphors when there’s so much content in the now.  

Lose yourself to Lighter Thief now on our Emerging Folk Playlist.  

Louisa Westling embraces indie folks universal appeal. Offering the new single Skogsvindsackord in her native tongue adds some exotic flare to this sound.  The affect is cinematic and dreamy to a non Swedish speaker in a way that reminds us that music will always break through language barriers.  Westling’s delivery is intoxicating, recalling the icon Astrud Gilberto’s breakthrough in contemporary pop.  As if Kings of Convenience wrote a song for Lizzy McAlpine. 

Hear Louisa Westling now on our Emerging Folk Playlist


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