Are you up to date with the hottest artists right now? Maybe your playlists need a makeover? Here are my suggestions for artists you should be listening to right now.
1. Rüfüs Du Sol
This Australian (good looking) trio have been hitting the festivals and absolutely killing it. The band is one of the hottest acts in music right now. Their indy-pop electronic music has become of this year’s biggest craze and will see them really take off in 2018 when their new album launches. In the meantime, check out some of their best hits such as Innerbloom, You Were Right, and Like an Animal.
2. Electric Guest
This LA-based band is just starting to hit the radio as New Artist Music. Formed in 2011, they have been making moves, but are now finally hitting their stride with Dear to Me. This duo is definitely who to start listening to right now.
This young artist is making a name for himself with his song 1-800-273-8255. The song’s title is the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. Artists like this, bringing about awareness to a very serious issue in this world right now, is what is making him one of the next rising stars to watch for.
With his song, Location, putting him on the map, Khalid’s music gives you all the chill feels. His rap and hip hop style speaks the truth, but also allow you to just vibe out.
5. The XX
The XX have been around for a while, killing it at festivals such as Bestival, Coachella, Austin City Limits, and more. This English indie pop band song hits include Crystalized, On Hold, I Dare You, and many more.
6. Post Malone
Currently on Billboard’s Top 100 list, Post Malone is sitting at the top of the list. His song, Rockstar, peaked at Number One.
I love to describe her as the Alanis Morissette of our generation. This young artist is someone whose full album you can put on repeat for hours, compared to most artists these days who have just a few hit singles. With her debut covering the 1975’s Somebody Else, she has blown up. Some of her hits include Underdressed, Phase Me Out, When You’re Gone and more.
8. Bishop Briggs
This Silverlake resident beats to her own drum, and does it oh so well. Bishop is one of the coolest and most unique artists out there right now. With her single, River, hitting the top charts and putting her on the map, you can find Millie Bobby Brown rocking out to her newest released single, Dream.
9. Portugal, the Man
Portugal, the Man is everywhere right now. Their hit single, Feel It Still, is on every radio station worldwide. These guys who originally met in Alaska are now killing it on the touring and festival circuit.
10. The Revivalists
The only way you haven’t heard of The Revivalists is if you have your head in a cave. Their hit single, Wish I Knew you, has been a chart topper for weeks. This band is currently rocking out at almost every festival across the US and killing it on the radio.
11. Julia Michaels
Julia Michaels, being known for her amazing song writing skills for artists such as Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Rhianna, and more, has finally debuted as a singer herself. Her hit single, Issues, is edgy pop with lyrics that hit home to every girl who has ever had her heart broken. Check out the acoustic version of Worst in Me.