Indie Spring Playlist 2017

Spring is here! There's nothing better than listening to sweet jams with the windows rolled down and the sun shining bright overhead. Check out this list of a few of the top tracks in indie music around the world right now that will help you kick off the season in the best way.

"Chasing Dandelions"-Useless Dogs

Madrid-based rock and roll band Useless Dogs combines flavors of rock, blues, and even a little country to form their colorful sound. Featured on the band's recent work Play or Fall, "Chasing Dandelions" is a vibrant, optimistic track that lends itself to springtime daydreaming. About the song, the band's songwriter Mr. Dogman told Musical Notes Global: "Life is short and the partners you choose to live it will make a difference. What if you are so lucky to be able to pursue dreams along with the one you love? I am, and that is what Chasing Dandelions is about."


"Got Soul"-Valerie June

Just one listen and you'll be obsessed with this sweet-as-honey track from golden-voiced Tennessee native Valerie June. Featured on her brand new album The Order of Time, "Got Soul" is a funky number, perfect for jamming out in the sunshine. Check out her performance on CBS This Morning.


"Give Me a Reason"-Ibibio Sound Machine

Fronted by London-born Nigerian singer Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine is an eight-piece band that blends African and electronic beats with a little disco and '80s flare for good measure. "Give Me a Reason" will get you up and dancing, without a doubt. Find it on their new album Uyai.



Paris-based recording artist Vincent Fenton, known artistically as FKJ, made his official debut in 2013 with the single "Lying Together" and recently released his debut album French Kiwi Juice. "Skyline," a smooth track with a sensual beat, is a top pick that, in line with the rest of the album, fuses together the sweet sounds of electronic, R&B, soul hip-hop, and funk.


"Keep the Darkness Away"-Joshua Radin

Joshua Radin never fails to deliver the most beautiful raw, soft-spoken lyrics presented over tender, soothing melodies. A vulnerable yet hopeful track, "Keep the Darkness Away" follows suit and represents everything that makes this singer-songwriter a truly beloved artist. Find it on his newest full-length and first self-produced album The Fall.

What are some of your favorite springtime jams? Leave them in the comments!