Underrated Artists- August Edition

We all know there are a lot of struggling and/or underrated artists out there, so I’ve decided to spread their good vibes. Here’s a short list of underrated artists I’ve “found” on YouTube last month, in no particular order.

1. KWAYE (@kwaye)

Absolutely obsessed with this guy’s music and his flawless dance moves. KWAYE’s British-Zimbabwean background and experiences of marginalization in his early youth have influenced his music and its lyrics (for example, Little Ones and Cool Kids). His funky vibes and gentle voice, especially in Sweetest Life, have more than once dissipated my worries and anxieties after a long day. KWAYE is in his early twenties, and based on his songs so far, he’s well on his way to the top. His new single, What Have You Done, was released just last week. Go check him out!

2. Tedy (@iemTedy)

Damn, Tedy’s strong, powerful vocals are heard through the soul. He is an independent R&B/Soul/Pop musician slowly on the rise (his song Lost & Found was featured on the music YouTube channel MrSuicideSheep). And recently his EP was released, .idk. You can listen to it on Spotify, Soundcloud, iTunes and Apple Music. 

3. courtship. (@wearecourtship)

This Los Angeles duo produce upbeat alternative/indie music and the first song I listened of theirs, Sunroof, was definitely very sunny and happy. Although summer is coming to a close, this song is sure to bring it back, at least for a moment, even in the coldest of winters.

4. Lovespeake (@lvspk)

My favorite song of this Norwegian band is Novocaine, which has the down-lows (“once again we’re here my friend//Monday morning”) and up-highs (“touch the sky//drowning in the velvet blue”) at the same time. This band has successfully meshed together a variety of different sounds, notably ones from the 70s and the 80s. Get your groove on for this one, and come to think of it, for all of their songs!

5. ODIE (@odiexyz)

Young Nigerian-Canadian artist ODIE makes music a visual, imaginative day-dream. His smooth melodies and soft voice are perfect for those melancholy car rides. After a number of successful tracks on Spotify, this year ODIE released his first album Analogue, and with it releasing moments and feelings felt through the last couple of years while trying to discover himself; who he is and who he is becoming. Feelings which I’m sure we can all relate to! I’m excited to see what else he has in store for his growing fanbase.