There is a new generation of artists who make music in their bedrooms, reaching huge numbers in the streaming industry. They are young, creative, independent and they perfectly know how to produce their music in a bedroom and build their fanbase, using the Internet to their advantage.
Someone called them “Bedroom pop artists” because their music is a mix of pop, indie, psychedelia with a lo-fi, cheap, DIY sound.
At the end of 2017, Spotify made a playlist featuring these bedroom pop artists which in few months reached more than 100.000 followers.
Check out the best bedroom pop artists below.
Norwegian artist named boy pablo has dropped his latest album “Soy Pablo”(the “Roy Pablo” follow-up Ep) on October 5th. He debuted with the lo-fi video for every time in late 2017, wearing the sweetest pink sweatshirt and playing guitar in the middle of the sea.
His sound is a fusion of jazz, surf-rock and dream pop, inspired by Mac DeMarco as well as by nostalgic 80s melodies: synths, reverbs and lo-fi melodies create a romantic and irresistible atmosphere.
Cuco is one of 2018’s most promising artists. His real name is Omar Banos and he is a 19-year-old Mexican American but he has already dropped three projects in the past three years: “Wannabewithu, “Songs4u” and the latest EP “Chiquito“.
Writing in both English and Spanish, he mixed rap with lo-fi and dreamy bedroom pop. He recently shared a song feat. Clairo, a 19-year-old artist from Boston who makes music in her bedroom, racking up millions of plays on YouTube.
Phum Viphurit is another exciting name for this new wave of indie-pop artists. The Thailand-born songwriter who was raised in New Zealand, started in late 2017 dropping his first album “Manchild” with the music video for “Long Gone” which has reached eight million views on YouTube. Phum calls his musical style “sunshine music”, a mix of fresh nu-soul and warm guitar melodies.
We still don’t know when his new album will come out but it should be released within the year. Just yesterday, Phum announced a collaboration with boy pablo . Finger crossed.
We’ve talked about Yellow Days, aka George Van Den Broek here. His magic sound is a fusion of nu-soul, rap, jazz and indie, and his smooth vocal is extremely catchy. In 2017 he dropped “Harmless Melodies” and “Is Everything Okay In Your World?” but we feel that new album from Yellow Days is coming.
Meanwhile, watch his amazing video for “How Can I Love You?” below
The raising talent Jacob Allen, aka Puma Blue, is a 22-year-old London boy. We really love his seductive voice. After dropping his debut EP Swum Baby last year he shared his second project called Blood Loss: 8 hypnotizing jazz tracks that will make you fall in love with him.
Cosmo Pyke is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter from Peckhame. He writes jazzy, nu-soul music and also works as a model and spray paint artist.
Inspired by King Krule and Steve Lacy, Cosmo has dropped his first EP Just Cosmo in 2017. Now it’s time to have new music from him.
Claire Cottrill, aka Clairo, is the Queen of the bedroom pop. She is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Boston best known for her viral video for “Pretty Girl” captured by a webcam in her bedroom. Her sound is simple, fascinating and angelic like her face. She dropped her first Ep diary 001, early this year.
Rex Orange County
“Loving is Easy / You had me fucked up”… have you ever heard this chorus? Well, that’s from Rex Orange County, one of the few featured artists on Tyler, the Creator’s latest album Flower Boy. His first delicious album was dropped last year and now we’re waiting for the follow-up.
Platinum blond hair, emerald eyes. Gus Dapperton is only 20 years old NY artist and makes the 80s influenced music with a unique and mature sound.
He started dropping the debut Ep, Yellow And Such, in 2017 and the follow-up album You Think You’re a Comic. “World Class Cinema” is the latest single accompanied by a short film video you can watch below.
mxmtoon is the moniker of 18-year-old Maia, an Oakland-based singer-songwriter “playing sad songs from her bedroom and making goofy youtube videos”. She has dropped 13 tracks over the past year, including the latest “I feel like cheet”, a mix of R&B, hip-hop, and beauty.