If you’re looking to brighten your summer playlist with some relaxed jams, you need to hear Upside Down World, the new single from Chicago based artist Justin Sconza. This song is a light, breezy tune perfect for the summer. The vocals, stacked in an almost choir-like manner reminiscent of The Mamas and the Papas, evoke the feeling of melancholy and confusion that come from social alienation and the sense of a world that has changed around you.
Musically, this song fits in the tradition of the eclectic, jazzy bedroom pop that has dominated the indie rock sound. In particular, fans of Mac DeMarco, Rex Orange County and Mild High Club would love this tune and the atmospheric, ethereal production that conveys the sadness of the lyrics well. Overall, the song is an eclectic yet introspective look at navigating a world that seems to be altering all around you, perfect for the audience that loves slinky neo-psychedelia.
Upside Down World is featured on our Indie Underrated playlist.