Monthly Picks: May 2019 | Article by Indie Accent


Monthly Picks: May 2019

Curator Indie Accent Team Writer Caesar Fajriansah

We're approaching the end of month, so we've curated for you a playlist that best represent this month. The songs we picked in this playlist are songs that were there for us since the beginning of this month. Whether it's an old or new songs, they never left or skipped. They might be not our favourite, perhaps at one point they are, but when they're on, we tune into it till the countdown reaches 0:00 and we couldn't justify kicking them out of our daily routine.


Scuba Dvala - Soy Boy

Sweden-based artist Fredrik Bergstrand – is as luxurious instrumentally in his musical project, Scuba Dvala. His single, “Soy Boy”, is a slice of lush synth-pop with a hypnotic vocal and cheeky lyrics.

Robby Hunter Band - Corazon

Super groovy track which produces a surprisingly good sound and ambience, this one is from Robbie Hunter Band and it's called "Corazon". This track takes listeners on one chilled out funky tune flow and easy-going summer vibes.

Men I Trust - Seven

Montreal based trio, consistently releasing dreampop banger since 2015, "Seven" is one of their stand out single which released back in 2018.

Park Bird - Feelin So Damn Fine

Park Bird, NVTHVN, and Nalba have brought us a lovely electro-pop track called "Feelin So Damn Fine" for your listening pleasure. This is one of the most adorable summer jam. Driven by a sweet electronical swing and smooth-character voices of Nalba.

Faye Webster - Room Temperature

After first gaining our attention and first appearance on Indie Accent with her previous single "Kingston", Atlanta-based singer-songwriter, Faye Webster, released another infectious classic country single titled, "Room Temperature". A soft rhythm and harmonies add the perfect accent to this easy-listening tune. Faye Webster has her finger on the pulse of timeless music production.

Far Caspian - Blue

Talking about the inspiration for 'Blue', singer Joel Johnston says “The track itself is about unrequited love, and being consumed by being so close to a person, yet knowing that your feelings wouldn't be reciprocated... My good pal Milhouse Van Houten was the main inspiration for the song.” Guess love is still the main topic for most of Far Caspian' songs.

Tuxedo - The Tuxedo Way

New single from this dnamic duo, the track combines elements of old-school funk and disco. Just like their previous songs, every elements in this track is spot on, from Hawthorne's charismatic vocals and groovy bassline to carefully assembled synth lines, making it a damn fine funky music production.

Yaø - Scenery

Starting out on Soundcloud with a medley of pop-song covers, Singapore based 22-year-old, Ng Zhengyao, released a number of self-written singles since then, including this smooth R&B with 80s Japanese pop influence song titled, "Scenery".

Beeswax - 0312

Malang based Beeswax, released their latest tw0-track EP, Best Kept Secret, alongside other 2 South-East Asian emo acts, Social Circuit from Malaysia, and Tapestry from Singapore. This album marks another international compilation on Beeswax's discography which has been incorporated with "Emotion, No" back in 2016 with other Asian emo groups.

Lunar Motel - Modern Greek Tragedy

As big fans of movies and TV series, Lunar Motel, a two-piece band based in Jakarta, wanted to create a fictional world that they can expand and share with other people.

Their first single “Modern Greek Tragedy” is a melancholy and nostalgic track that explores feelings of doubt and searching for meaning.

Mahalia - I Wish I Missed My Ex

Birmingham based soulful songtress, Mahalia, debuted her warm and funky single,"I Wish I Missed My Ex", last year.

She revisits what life was like in a relationship, through a summery, fun, R&B infused, track.

Say Sue Me - Old Town

Hailing from Busan, South Korea, this dream pop act released their second album, "Where We Were Together", which received decent critics from various music blogs. Their hometown is the subject of one of their single, “Old Town”, it navigates the restlessness of wanting to leave home while also acknowledging the parts that maybe aren’t so bad.

Pamungkas - Break It

After critical acclaim debut album, "Walk The Talk", which received a very positive reception, Pamungkas released a new single "Break It" The plan is that this album will be part of hi. which the first taste of his upcoming album, Flying Solo, planned to be release this year.