2022 has been an exciting year for the indie music scene and certainly the beginning of a new decade of rising stars. 

Indie music is enjoying a resurgence right now according to information shared by Indie labels on artist album sales. Charts have shown growth in just two years, increasing across every sub-genre, bringing it to 34.2% in 2021.

The mystic appeal of independently-released albums that have gone on to become classics sees them now finding fresh audiences thanks to streaming and sales of vinyl.  

Indie music is a driving force of the music industry and a big part of the future of music. Measured by revenue of the Independent Label Music Production industry is $375.2m in 2022. In fact,  the market share of independent acts jumped up by 9.2%, to 43.1% in 2022 generating an additional $2.1 billion for the industry.

New Releases:

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Popular new indie music artists of 2022

Francesco Yates – JIMI

Written and produced by Francesco Yates of the global smash hit “Sugar” which has garnered more than 1B streams worldwide. Toronto pop wunderkind Francesco Yates, armed with an armada of bright, zesty and funky R&B-coated pop melodies designed to get your body gyrating, has been steadfastly perfecting his craft within the confines of his Scarborough home studio.

Modern Day Outlaw – Broken Man

‘Broken Man’ by South Florida Rock band Modern day Outlaw is a interesting blend of Lynyrd Skynyrd meets Metallica. The single is the story of us all. The Choices we make, the challenges we face and the consequences of out actions. 

New Single TRAIN COMIN’ by Cabela and Schmitt speaks to the possibility that our souls may be in jeopardy of being lost in the abyss and how we need to be aware of how we act and represent ourselves towards others.

Luke H. ReynoldsThe Perfect Song

A beautiful song with special introspective vibe starting with a simple melody played on an acoustic guitar expanding into a beautiful vocal that interplay’s with the musical bed the artist lays out for the listener to chill with. Love it. 

The Shameless Band –  ‘Cancel Me’ from the Less Is More EP 

The Shameless Band first embarked on their musical voyage of discovery together as a tight-knit Music Band in 2019. But their origin goes back earlier to when the band members grew up listening to various musical genres that played an influential role in shaping their paths as musicians and ultimately led them to join forces.

Jacob James Wilton – Red Sand

The single uses breathing to track the timing adding texture and interest to an already unique folk acoustic single. The track starts with a simple acoustic guitar but quickly expands into a western soundtrack of luscious instrumental layers. The vocal is soft and breathy which fits perfectly into the surroundings.  Lyrically the words create an effective environment for the melodies to play around. love the single, it’s like a piece of art work. Anxious to hear more. 

New Release Mamma by PARTIMAMA has an empowering message

Partimama is an Australian Pop/Dance Act that has released a great, celebratory anthemic, upbeat song called Mamma Loves Ya. It has disco and house elements and even 90s influences.  

The song has a strong, empowering message about acceptance and unity and appeals to all genders and demographics with a strong connection to LGBTQ. It has pure substance and affirmation giving the listener something special to take away with them and it is all delivered with an infectious vocal performance.  

Cabela and Schmitt -Seize the Day

Seize the Day by Cabela and Schmitt is about Capturing Fleeting Moments. Let the music wrap around you as it carries you to another world of delight where cherry blossoms bloom all year round and candy canes line the yellow brick road. Cabela and Schmitt’s New Single Seize The Day is a rythmic gem that mixes exotic and middle eastern layers with inspiring lyrics encouraging you to capture the fleeting moments of life. 

Doc Rhombus- Alive Now

This song keeps delivering the more you listen to it. It’s a song that never stops bringing more to the table. Not just a single, it’s a soundtrack in one song. There are so many beautiful elements in this dreamy pop song that I enjoy. From the lovely ethereal vocal to the groovy chill lounge melodies and gorgeous synth wave layers. 

The Refusers- Dementia

In the fairy tale Emperor’s New Clothes, all the people praise and celebrate their Emperor who parades around wearing nothing, because the people are afraid to seem stupid or incompetent by saying he is naked. Finally a child blurts out that the emperor is wearing nothing at all. 

Duke and the Others – Prisoner’s Cinema

The guitar solo will make you listen much more intently and leave you wondering about this band and the artists behind it.  I was on the fence when I first heard this single but the skills of the musicians is what really caught my attention and inspired me to dig deeper. 

Prisoner’s Cinema is inspired by a phenomenon of a sensory light show often experienced by people subjected to prolonged periods of darkness. This experience has mostly been reported by prisoners, but also by pilots, lorry drivers, and people in deep meditation. Sensory deprivation can somehow stimulate the senses, creating something from nothing. The track was written and recorded remotely by Ashford Andrews-North and Dane Baker, featuring Joe Green on the drums and production by Dave Sanderson.

YOUNGTONES- Ruthless – Live

Ruthless is a certified banger featuring an all star band with members of Casey Musgraves, The Wallflowers, and Scary Pockets. Placed on official spotify playlists “Retro Soul” and “soul n’ the city”

The single is fun and high energy with a full funk band that shows off the skills of the musicians that came together to create this magic. Love it.