Author: Keya Imani
Now I’m not going to sit here and bash popular virgin indie bands like Foster the People and Cults for gaining such success and recognition so early in their career, because I get it. They are catchy, fun, and deserve to be noticed. On the flipside, I feel it is criminal for certain bands who have surpassing talent and have been assembling music for eons longer to play a tiny venue in Atlanta on a Friday night in June and 20 people show up.
I dedicate this to those artists. The ones who have been belting out masterful albums for years without the appropriate acknowledgement. The ones who tour endlessly year after year knowing that playing in front of a handful of fans on a weekend night is their reality. The ones who refuse to surrender their dreams while continuing to craft their art in the hopes of a larger audience finally catching on to their brilliance. With that being said I am throwing a bit of a curve ball with my first artist. If this site was based out of New Zealand then my first artist would definitely not fit the mold. Since we are not on that tiny island chain (the size of Oregon with about the same population), it is game on.