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Listen: 5 Indie Songs That Demand Attention

There is a lot of music that gets submitted to Salute and when standout songs present themselves, they must be passed along.

Here’s a few that caught our attention

Artist: Bianca Gisselle

Song: “Secret Affair”

Comments: Armed with a vocal bite that is rich and at times sinister, Gisselle is a singer/songwriter that knows her way around a good hook.

“Secret Affair” feels like the piece to a larger puzzle. As a dual threat actress/singer, its not implausible to think that this song is tied into the other tracks on her  Get Back to Love: Side B EP.

A touch of blues, a little rock, a lot of pop and some thump make it work.

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Stream: Bianca Gisselle “Secret Affair”

Artist: Rico Rossi

Song: “Higher”

Comments: Rossi hails from the Bay Area and has a butter-smooth banger in “Higher.” Featuring a Badu-inspired hook from Abrina and a guest verse from legend Keak Da Sneak, “Higher” is one of those indie records that forces you to pay attention.

Stream: Rico Rossi “Higher”

Artist: Emily Curtis
Song: “Battleshade”

Comments: According to the Charleston, SC native’s bio she wrote this one “as a response to her own insecurities as well as a lack of support she felt from some of the people in her life.”

The dark-pop single off her Hindsight EP is mainstream enough to penetrate and creative enough to inspire.

Emily Curtis is war ready.

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Stream: Emily Curtis “Battleshade”

Artist: Avazesa

Track: “Last Night”

Comments: One of the hardest things to do is to write a catchy song that is simple, non-derivative and relevant.

Many have tried, most have failed and yet Avazesa crafted a perfect pop urban-based pop tune for all seasons.

Featuring Marcus Patrick and produced by Mantra, “Last Night” is a jumper

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Stream: Avazesa “Last Night”

Band: Raygun Carver

Track: “Would I Lie To You?”

Comments: The answer to the question is probably ‘yes’ considering the lust-noir subject matter and feel.

Working with lo-fi production qualities that still feels a bit pristine, this acoustically-driven piece sounds like a long night in the desert. This is for fans of The Smithereens and Chris Issak.

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Stream: Raygun Carver “Would I Lie To You”

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