Well chalk it up to the UK again, they’ve given us another talented female vocalist. We all have heard of Adele, Amy Winehouse, and Ellie Goulding but a new generation of singers are beginning to make their mark. I’d recommend taking a look at our friends Pigeons and Planes for their quick list of “10 Female British Singers You Should Know About“, but one artist that unfortunately wasn’t on the list was Indiana. Hailing from Nottingham and signed to Sony, I was quite impressed with her captivating voice. Once you take a listen to some of her tracks below, you’ll agree with just how striking her voice is.
First off is her latest release titled “Bound”, with a music video supposedly slated to drop soon, which employs a rhythmic and deep bassline accompanying her sultry smooth vocals. Just past the 2 minute mark, the track takes on more of a rock attitude that spices up the overall vibe — as if the music was trying to break away in a desperate attempt for freedom — before sinking back into the shackles of that bassline. However, it’s her voice that was the captor of my attention and she continued to have my attention with “Erase”.
My favorite track of Indiana has to be “Erase”, and much of that has to do with the emotion that you hear in her voice. You can hear the anguish in her voice as she reminisces about a past individual, and it’s this anguish that makes the song instantly relatable. The production for “Erase” isn’t over the top, but rather an appropriate mixture of piano notes, synths, and drums to really help carry the emotional nature of the song.
And finally, I leave you with Indiana’s most popular/most listened track which is her cover of Frank Ocean‘s “Swim Good”. Definitely has a different feel than Ocean’s original production-wise, while slowing down the overall vibe and once again appealing to your emotional side. Needless to say, it’s a fitting take on “Swim Good”.