I'm going to ask you that question again. The one everyone asks. The one everyone makes polls about, the one you're probably tired of..
So, which do you like more: old music or new music?
If you answered old music, I understand you. What is that trash they call "new music" anyway? You're probably thinking that music has actually gone downhill... but that's not the case. You've likely only heard the top 40 hits, and they only let trash get famous these days. There is still amazing, genuine music being made today, it's just not well known. Here are some of my top current obscure artists:
Okay, so this band are the definition of amazing. They're an indie folk band from Nashville who write really deep, uplifting songs about topics such as love, acceptance and overcoming adversity. However, their music isn't challenging to listen to at all.Their sound is beautiful, with skillful arrangements and lush harmonies. The two band leaders are husband and wife which also helps.
First listen to: Heavy, One, Blue Healer
2) Cataleya Fay
She is a singer/songwriter from Germany with the most beautiful, sweet, soulful, powerful voice! Like Birdtalker she writes uplifting lyrics, with very deep, personal messages about love and self improvement.
First listen to: Choices, Journey, One Thousand Kisses
A singer/songwriter from New Zealand who's more than just a singer/songwriter... his music encompasses everything from rock to folk, from blues to reggae to instrumental guitar pieces... all with beautiful, conscious, uplifting lyrics.
First listen to: Open up the Door
4) Katie Melua
Actually, you [i]might[i] have heard of her... apparently she made the charts at one point, but that was a while ago and most people I've talked to haven't heard of her. Honestly, this woman is amazing. She's Georgian-English and has the sweetest voice ever. She also has an extensive catalogue- 7 albums, 3 compilations and I haven't even bothered to count the singles! She does a lot of covers but her originals are real gems.
First listen to: I Cried For You, Spider's Web
5) Wendy Morris
If you're not into all the "positive, uplifting lyrics" stuff and just once something more ordinary, check out Wendy Morris. She's a singer/songwriter from New Zealand who writes really great country/folk/pop/rock music. The lyrics are well written and personal but tend to focus on generic themes such as breakups and the sort. I was crazy about her when I was 15- that was a while ago now but her music is still good.
First Listen to: In Your Dreams, No One's Gonna See Me Cry
There we go- here's 5 amazing current artists. Go listen to them and tell me what you think about current artists now!