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Salute Spotlight: 7 Independent Artists You Must Hear! (11/07/2017)

Have you ever taken a moment to think about how many talented artists there are out there who haven’t been discovered yet, or are simply flying under the radar. It’s pretty astounding. All too often these amazing artists to go completely unnoticed by so many individuals who would absolutely love them, and that’s where Salute Spotlight comes in. Every week we seek out 7 acts to feature for the convenience of music lovers like yourself.

Covering every genre, from rap to rock and everything in between, Salute Spotlight will feature new indie artists every week for everyone’s listening pleasure.


21686494_883938941775004_182439365431929489_nViolet Rose

Born and raised into a musical household, it’s no wonder Violet Rose chose the path of an entertainer. Honing her craft over the years, she has made her way through various genres from jazz, soul, pop, and R&B.

Her future electro-pop vibes mesh seamlessly with her powerful, voice for an ultimately etherial effect.

“The singers I adore the most are the vocalists that can make you feel their raw pain when they sing,” says Violet Rose of her influences. She attributes her love of music to artists such as Janis Joplin, Etta James, Michael Jackson, and so many others.

Violet Rose’s debut E.P, Plastic, is set to drop later this year.

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img_3020_wEarth Tiger

Earth Tiger is an interplanetary rap/hip-hop artist whose sound is out of this world!

Lyrically gifted and with a great flow to boot, his songs range from upbeat and fast to hard-hitting and powerful. The variety offered is evident, but no matter the tone every track is guaranteed to work its way into your head for weeks, and not in an annoying way either.

Earth Tiger’s newest release, “Broke & Famous” is definitely worth checking out. It’ll get your blood pumping and have you dancing along, guaranteed.

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20728140_1740871782872652_5389800103502640165_nModel Child

LA-baed artist, Model Child released his newest single, “Too Much Night” October 18, and it is something else.

Self-titled “Scum of the Verse” on his Soundcloud Bio, Model Child’s sound combines grimy synth bass and glitchy, angular drums for a down and dirty sound that is oh so good on the ears.

Available on all streaming platforms, “Too Much Night” combines dark lyrics and a soaring melody for a unique audial experience. Inspired by a rather dark period in the life of one of his friends, Model Child has imbued this song with the desire to shake sense into someone who is headed down the path of self-destruction.

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lyves-holding-back-press-picLyves

Straight out of London, Lyves is an artist who uses her astounding voice to elevate her soulful R&B jams to new emotional heights.

Her newest single, “Cover Me” combines lush vocals and an atmospheric melody for an experience that is all around euphoric.

“I wrote ‘Cover Me’ around 3 years ago, but it ended up as a lost, unfinished demo until I came across it again by accident this year while writing in Devon,” said Lyves of her newest creation. “Hearing it after so long re-ignited how I first felt writing it and led me to finish the song. I feel the song speaks about the tug and pull in relationships – that internal conflict that can arise between wanting stability and security vs independence.”

Following the release of her debut EP Like Water, Lyves joined Coldplay on 15 dates of their “A Head Full of Dreams” tour where she played to packed stadiums all across Europe.

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kylie2-colorKylie Spence

Sixteen year-old singer/songwriter, Kylie Spence, dropped her debut single, “Lying Eyes,” on October 10, 2017. The Los Angeles based alt-pop artist has a knack for endowing her tunes with a surprising amount of emotional depth. She truly is an old soul with undeniable talent.

The track showcases Spence’s impressive vocal control and poetic lyricism while captivating listeners with a powerful and catchy melody at the same time.

In just two months, “Lying Eyes” has accumulated over 145,000 Spotify streams and it hit iTunes’ Hot Tracks chart in July.

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20953486_1429318740439404_5179460907950375768_nLidnesty

Lidnesty is a Sweden-based artist whose unique sound combines elements of punk and trance music, with a hint of hip-hop mixed in.

One of the notable features of Lidnesty’s music is the hypnotic, droning melodies that leave listeners in a trance as the sounds elevate them to a new state of mind.

With varying levels of intensity, some of his more beat-driven tracks include titles such as “Paranoia,” and “All The Right Mistakes.”

His newest album, SLEEPLESSWILD, recently hit Soundcloud, and is well worth the listen.

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img_0212-lRees Findley

Rees Findley is a frenetic pop artist who’s returns to his roots on his newest single, “I Don’t Want To Walk Away.” Originally from Columbus, Ohio Findlye now lives in Los Angeles, California.

The new single reverts to the his early garage rock aesthetic, and was actually recorded in collaboration with his former bandmate, Jake Noveck on guitar.

“It was gratifying to return to the simple kind of guitar, bass, and drum format,” said Findley. “Jake and I had already worked together closely in the band ‘dale’ and so it was pretty easy for us to communicate on the kind of sounds that I was looking for. I felt like I needed to write this song because I couldn’t find another song that expressed the emotions I was going through at that time. I wrote it about the conflict of leaving someone who I loved in anticipation of our incompatibility . I couldn’t help second guessing my actions and I knew that if I went back to her she would accept me and forgive me but I knew that wasn’t fair to her. So, I guess it’s about this shitty kind of breakup that happens when you’re able to look at a relationship maturely and recognize that even if you do love someone, you might just be wasting there time and that if you really care about them you should let them go. I felt a lot conflicting emotions but ultimately had to realize that I can’t go back to the place where things were before and I’ll always second guess my choices because that’s just what you do when you lose someone that you love.”

Findley plans on going on his first extended tour in the Spring of 2018.

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