As a young art student, I was exposed to the first alternative music I’d ever heard through my teacher’s playlists during our classes. This week’s Friday Favorites are dedicated to (mainly) 90’s-00’s alternative music which reminds me of my entry into the artistic world. I still love to listen to these songs while creating content and working on projects. Hope you enjoy!
Bad Timing – Bombay Bicycle Club
One of my favorites from this band ever. Rich melody, lots of texture to the song. As a plus, the album art is one of the coolest designs ever.
Clementine – Elliott Smith
Soft vocal tones and beautiful acoustic guitar encompass this relaxing track, perfect for a rainy day of painting.
Never Gonna Give You Up – The Black Keys
This track features beautiful instrumentals, a catchy drum beat, and R&B style vocals and message. This song transports the listener right back to 60s jazzy R&B.
Houdini – Foster The People
A favorite from this band, the song Houdini encapsulates the best part of alternative indie rock. This track is sure to bring you into an upbeat and creative mindset in no time.
Sleepyhead – Passion Pit
Passion Pit fits better within the electronic/indie genre but nonetheless it is an important part of any art-making playlist.
To listen to all of these songs and more, check out my playlist on WKNC’s Spotify.