Indie music is a somewhat nebulous term as we often talk about here on We Are: The Guard. I just wish people would stop singing like this because it is so annoying to listen to. Another example: Shawn Mendes in “stitches” sings “Your bitter heart, cold to the touch”, but he pronounces the word touch “toych”. ADDENDUM: A lot of people have asked why most of these examples are of women. It does have an interesting pattern: diphthongization often happens when a single-syllable word is being sung in two syllables, and the second syllable is higher in pitch. In the mid-late 2000s, you had Amy Winehouse and Adele coming on the scene with big, vintage-sounding vocals that were a refreshing throwback to a pre-autotune time. Now that we've laid out the general boundaries of what Indie Girl Voice is, what are the specifics? Your repy is pointless. Her vocal style is entirely different from this "indie voice" described here. Anna Brones is a food + travel writer with a love for coffee and bikes. I absolutely despise the indie girl voice. And personally after having listened to so much of Sia's music I can often recognize if other artists' songs are written by her. The difference with Dave is he enunciates/pronounces words naturally- he isn't putting on this "indie voice." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNtonlvglu8). This is a pretty isolated example - I had a hard time finding pre-2010 examples of Indie Voice sound changes, so these pronunciations may not have yet been common at the time. Indie Voice can be broadly defined as a style of singing that is associated with several genres that have, at some point or another, been called "indie." The ‘i’ in these diphthongs is a close front vowel, meaning it’s near the alveolar ridge. Soon, we were hearing it in everywhere. "cheIst") and International Phonetic Alphabet transcriptions ([tʃɛɪst]). "waifish" when describing voices is used to say that the voice is high-pitched, delicate-sounding, and reminiscent of a child. Very glad I found this post, I've been wondering about this phenomenon for awhile. Indie Voice is also known as "indie girl voice" because most of the people who use it are women. Indie rock plus female vocalists equals one killer playlist. But what do I know? My daughter LOVES Grace VanderWaal, while the alteration of the vowels drives me bonkers. Sia is definitely an influence on the musical aspect of indie voice, although she is more ambitious vocally on songs like Titanium and Chandelier than most indie voice-style singers. Since 1969, the Dove Awards have honored the best female vocalists in Christian music, but through the first 30 years of the award, only 12 different female vocalists have taken home the honor. Have you ever heard anybody complain about “Indie Voice”? I remember that before "indie voice" was a thing, there was a run of female indie singers who were sometimes criticized in the indie press for "singing like babies." The "buit" from Joanna Newsom and "deith" from Lorde sound much less pronounced next to the "tuitch" of Shawn Mendes and the "guid" of Selena Gomez. The Best Seasons of 'Justified' Top 10 Current Queries in Bands/Musicians: makani ravello harrelson famous asian characters tufts university notable alumni … "No way," Winehouse reportedly said. … This is really interesting! Many thanks! Most folk musicians I know have broad musical tastes and draw from artists all over the world. Before her and CocoRosie, no one sung like that. But we also have a certain soft spot for cover tracks — especially those with gorgeous female vocals — so today, we’re excited to share with you our 15 favorite songs covered by female artists! Personally, I've always felt that if the indie voice would have developed from anywhere it would be from an exaggeration and distortion of the traditional Southern-British accent. Not a big fan. Why do singers continue to sing in this style? Moving on, we thought we would take a look at ten of the best “Female-fronted” Indie bands of the ’90s. My favourite bands with one or more female lead singers. If you haven’t given these bands a listen just yet, what are you waiting for?! Anyway great write up. I will check her again in a future revision of the article.The Cranberries had not come up in my preliminary research before, but after writing this article a handful of people have stated that the Cranberries could be an influence on this style, and I will certainly listen for these features in their music for a future revision of the article. Good observations. It sounded like "real" talent compared to, say, 2009 post-career-high Britney Spears and her phoned in hit "Circus." That means this isn't some microphonetic detail you can only find with an acoustic analysis, but something that laymen listeners are pointing out on social media! It's a bit like how a lot of rock stars in the late 60's picked up and slightly modified Dylan's idiosyncratic vocal style. Rao rose to the broad clear class of singing with the arrival of “Khuda Jaane” from Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008). What’s Indie Shuffle? Of course, the context of indie voice is important. what an incredible read this was! It may fall outside of the realm of the linguistic and more in the realm of the musical. It is therefore possible that many indie singers were influenced by some earlier singer(s) from England who sang with their native accent. I think I can hear Karen Dalton's influence in the way Joanna newsoms voice but I can't really hear buit just buuhhht. The difference in todays pop is that people are copying this much more frequently. Ihae always felt it was in a big part, a lot of singers not sounding like Billie Holiday, but fancying that they sound like Billie Holiday. #WhyAddYs #idontgetit. From the guitar to the wordplay, it’s fascinating to draw comparisons between the two poetic heavyweights. Sang, Liam. The following are the most important. It seems fair to say that a large percentage of the great indie music singer-songwriters are female. First, I suspect there is not a common origin point for all of these changes. One of the features is musical: indie voice is associated with a limited tessitura. I started this article with the assumption that there was one type of indie voice and I came to realize that the "pop indie" and "folk indie" voices were related, but actually distinct, so it's quite possible there are more "indie voices" that nobody has seriously studied. Have you ever seen a vine called "Indie girl introduces us to her kitchen" where a man wails “walcome to my keetchen; we have banahnies and avocadies”? ", This type of indie girl voice doesn't seem to be quite what the "banahnies and avocadies" vine is making fun of. Or irritating. Therefore, music not produced by a commercial record label or subsidiary. I did appreciate Matthews' way perhaps because he isn't putting on a style but is singing more naturally. I cringed listening to all those examples, and that first video you posted (the kitchen) made me cringe the hardest I've ever cringed. I also disagree with the comparisons in the comment above such as Frente and Juliana Hatfield....these women don't pronounce vowels or have other pronunciation similar to these modern "indie" types. Here are the 50 most important female artists of the 90s. 1000 of all time get two stars. ... but 1993's Become What You Are put her poster on the wall for every indie loving music kid of the 90s. Many indies have taken this vocal style many steps further and have even developed a sort of indie "accent." Like you said, artists draw from so many influences, and this indie voice phenomenon has developed into something even beyond DM's sound or any other person's style from years back. Scrobble songs to get recommendations on tracks you'll love. This post is great! Ace Linguist is a site for analyzing interesting language stuff in life. Indie is of its own music genre. It’s Nico from the velvet underground. Tags: Editor's Pick, female vocalist, indie rock, indie pop By Tobias Handke on Dec 3, 2020 | Brooklyn wonder, King Princess, has shared her latest single, "PAIN," taken from her yet-to-be-titled forthcoming sophomore effort.Produced by Mark Ronson, … I do wonder why you don't mention her name more prominently though. Rather than be offended someone disagreed with you, move on. First of all, phenomenal post. However, there could be a difference in vocal quality, where "roundness" could refer to something else. Understanding the trajectory of the Indie Voice helps us understand how new genre registers form in music, how quickly they are adopted, and what happens to them in the future. The reason I mentioned Dave Matthews is there was an explosion of chicks copying his style, mainly the way he pronounced his vowels (the A in his "are" and "all," the O in his "for" as examples) on the indie scene in both NY and LA back in the mid nineties. The most recent example being Rihannas Sledgehammer (a song from the Star Trek soundtrack), which I could detect was a "Sia song" after hearing just the first second of her singing.The most interesting part in the article (having to to with this subject) is this: "Even artists who don't record Sia demos sound like her: You hear her voice in the splayed syllables of Alessia Cara, Halsey and Julia Michaels, or non-songwriters like Selena Gomez who imitate them. Most musicians I know grab from a number of influences.Hipster culture went out of its way to find obscure artists and elevated a number of folk-inspired groups and artists into the larger cultural eye. Accents of English. Sang. 5 Female Indie Musicians You Should Listen To Right Now | by Katie Ingegneri | houseshow magazine | Medium. It is worth noting that there may be more "indie voices" than I have noted in the article, which could explain why some people will say "X is a definite influence on indie voice" and others will say "X has nothing to do with indie voice." The PIN-PEN merger, where words like "pen", "Lenin", and "hem" sound like "pin," "linen,"... post explaining why most of the examples are women, Dialect Dissection: Taylor Swift and Genre Hopping, Dialect Dissection: The Beatles and Regional Identity, "This is lav [lav] bat [bat]" (love [lʌv] but [bʌt]) Adele – Chasing Pavements (2008), "Acting ap [ap]" (up [ʌp]) PomplamooseMusic – Single Ladies (2009), "Lacky [laki], lucky me" (lucky [lʌki]) Kat Edmonson – Lucky (2012), "You are not abav me" (above [əbʌv]) Allie Goertz – The Room Song (2013), "You still hit my phone ap [ap]" (up [ʌp]) Halsey - Love Yourself (2016). I do think she certainly had an influence regarding vocal quality and style. Every time I hear it on the radio I have to change it. I googled this "topic" and came to this page after hearing a song by Lxandra (ugghh). Hendrix copied it, and even Tom Petty, and they did something new with it. This is not surprising, as women tend to be on the vanguard of language innovation. /aɪ/ -> ɑɪ also appears in New York City English, and /eɪ/ → [æɪ] appears in Southern American English. It starts as a mixed bag of quirks developed from stylistic choices and attempts to emulate people singing in foreign accents. But when they come together in song, they form an immediately recognizable pattern that tells us what type of music the singer is trying to fit into. However, there is an additional quirk to Indie Voice that makes it of interest to a linguist: both versions of Indie Voice have some particular recurring pronunciations. Songs in my top ca. 6000 get one star. I'm working on a revision to this article that will have some more examples that might be easier to hear. #indie. I feel this singing style makes it impossible to truly appreciate the artist's voice...or the songs they sing, for that matter. Catch her weekly column, Foodie Underground. If you re-read the comment, it doesn't say that Frente and Juliana Hatfield had the "indie voice" that is being described in the article, so you're disagreeing with something you made up. Dipthongization. The starting point of the diphthongs are almost all low in the mouth, meaning that the tongue would have to travel farther to get to the alveolar consonant. You do not need to have all the criteria, and indeed very few singers will demonstrate all the features. If you want to get straight to the good stuff, scroll past this paragraph. Firstly, what exactly is indie music? That “indie singers all sound alike”? Many of these songs were released around 2013, and many of the posters report hearing these types of songs in commercials. The simpler explanation is that there was a single source for all three instead of each pronunciation coming from a different source. The diphthongization may be something that became more exaggerated with time. Nico had the least amount of it of anyone you could possibly name.Maybe you haven't really listened closely. It's just part of the register of pop singing at this point. Zoey Deschanel is like a one woman personification of mid-2000s indie-going-mainstream (quirky 50s inspired vintage style, folk-jazz indie music with her band She & Him) In my amateur opinion, it's a combo of indie-folk going mainstream like Feist's 1-2-3-4 on the Apple commercials and resurgent appreciation for midcentury jazz and soul singers combining to form a singing style that could be used by someone that wanted to be set apart from a "typical" modern pop diva and be heard as more "authentic." I admit to being no expert on indie music, so I am open to the possibility that there are other strains that could be integral to understanding 2010-era indie voice. If you’re a female musician, singer, song-writer, studio engineer, producer, or connected with the creation of music in other ways, my passion is … The self-titled record is a collection of poignant meditations on love and purpose as she wallows in rock n roll, borrowing humbly from her partner, Courtney Barnett. I enjoyed it! What sets the site apart from the countless other music blogs out there is our “smart” streaming player — it generates a curated playlist of similar tracks and artists every time you hit “play” on Indie Shuffle. 14. At first, it sounded very different/old-meets-new, but now it's lead to some convenient new pronunciations/vowel styles (i.e. "Even if it leads no-wey [noʊwɛi]" (nowhere [noʊwɛə]) Adele – Chasing Pavements (2008), "Never saw you befoi [bəfɔɪ] [...] let me show you the doi [dɔɪ]" Allie Goertz (before [bəfɔ:] door [dɔ:]) – The Room Song (2013), "Moon speelin' [spilɪn] in" (spillin' [spɪlɪn]) Amy Winehouse - Wake Up Alone (2006), "Thees [ðis] is love [...] I am in love weeth [wiθ] you" (this [ðɪs] with [wɪθ]) Adele - Chasing Pavements (2008), "What kind of man loves like thees [ðis]?" "nearly put to deIth [dɛɪθ]" (death [dɛθ]) CocoRosie – Lemonade (live) (2010), "I must confeiss [kənfɛɪs], when I wear this dreiss [drɛɪs]" (confess [kənfɛs] dress [drɛs]) Meiko – Stuck On You (2013), "I don't ever think about deIth [dɛɪθ]" (death [dɛθ]) Lorde – Glory & Gore (2013), "Carves into my hollow cheIst [tʃɛɪst]" (chest [tʃɛst]) Halsey – Drive (2015), "...My freIndz [frɛɪnz]" (friends [frɛnds]) Halsey - Love Yourself (2016), "Buit [bʌɪt] ships are fallible, I say" (but [bʌt]) Joanna Newsom – Bridges and Balloons (2004), "I cannot ruh-in [rʌɪn] now" (run [rʌn]) Amy Winehouse – Wake Up Alone (2006), "She's up all night for good fuIn [fʌɪn]" (fun [fʌn]) Daughter – Get Lucky (2013), "I’ll be the wuIn [wʌɪn]" (one [wʌn]) Pitbull ft Kesha – Timber (2013), "JuIst [dʒʌɪst] let me be" (just [dʒʌst]) Bebe Rexha – I Don’t Wanna Grow Up (2015), "...cold to the tuItch [tʌɪtʃ]" (touch [tʌtʃ]) Shawn Mendes – Stitches (2015), "...you look that muitch [mʌɪtʃ]" (much [mʌtʃ]) Halsey - Love Yourself (2016), "I just wanna look guid [gʊɪd] for you" (good [gʊd]) Selena Gomez – Good For You (2015), "then you swore oIn [ɑɪn]" (on [ɑn]) MisterWives – Our Own House (2015), "If you think that I'm still holding oIn [ɔɪn] [...] and baby I be moving oIn [ɔɪn]" (on [ɔn]) Halsey – Love Yourself (2016), "They were inflAEimed [flæɪmz]" (flames [fleɪmz]) CocoRosie – Lemonade (live) (2010), "That boy's got my heart in a silver cAEige [kæɪdʒ]" (cage [keɪdʒ]) Flight Facilities – Crave you ft. Giselle (2010), "The rules of the gAEime [gæɪm]" (game [geɪm]) Grace Vanderwaal – I Don't Know My Name (2016). It gains in popularity and starts to solidify into a style and codified by audiences and critics. I am sure none of these observations are mind-blowing but they are important to my train of thought.If Pop Indie Voice finds its roots in Folk Indie Voice then, rather than look to a single source for multiple linguistic quirks, it might be reasonable to consider that a handful of influential folk singers developed habits taken from multiple sources. I also included some songs that some informants told me were examples of indie voice (such as Halsey's cover of "Love Yourself") or potential progenitors of indie voice that I found shared characteristics with the other songs (Adele and Amy Winehouse). There are multiple criteria that go into determining whether a given singer demonstrates "indie voice." I agree many female singers post Dave Matthews emergence use his vocal style, especially the "ahh" and "ahhr" and other vowel sounds, the soft falsetto that isn't really quite a falsetto. But I'm frankly not a linguist and just stumbled across this randomly. Indie is short for independent. A handful of these changes (/aɪ/ -> ɑɪ, /eɪ/ → [æɪ], /ʌ/ → [a]) appear in London English or Received Pronunciation. This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. I myself do not hear the comparison with Billie Holiday, but enough people mention it that there must be something to it that I am not noticing. As mentioned above, the voice becomes thinner and more spread out compared to the breathy, waifish Folk Indie Voice. Other posters start replying, giving their agreement on how “annoying” the singing style is, and listing songs that they found to have this same style. I have written a post explaining why most of the examples are women, even though there are men who do Indie Voice as well. However, I wanted to go more in-depth into what the linguistic features that make up indie voice are, where they came from, and how artists as different as Joanna Newsom, Adele, and Selena Gomez can be accused of having “indie voice.”. If you are interested in learning more about the methodology and how it ended up biasing the result, please read the addendum and let me know your examples of men who have linguistic Indie Voice. The one exception is /ʊ/ → [ʊɪ]. See more ideas about Indie singers, Indie, Italian women. Individual musicians are listed alphabetically by their last name. Popular Indian Female Singers on YouTube 1. She might have an influence on some of the other features, which I did not check for. Shraddha Sharma. Celebrities Who Never Had Kids Women Who Justin Long Has Dated The Best Johnny Mathis Albums of All Time The Best Italian Shoe Brands For Men The Video of Budd Dwyer's Suicide Is Infamous, But Do You Know Why He Did It? I don't quite have the resources to pull such an undertaking off, unfortunately, hence why I limit the scope to a top-down view. No artist is given particular prominence because I don't have objective or even subjective grounds to make these claims yet - there simply isn't enough data. best new indie. featured find: sarah barrios, the relatable pop singer-songwriter filled with duality and realness. -Katie. With 30+ contributors, we try to post everything from obscure hip-hop to folk, frequently learning towards electronic-infused indie rock. These are post-hoc explanations by people on the outside talking about indie voice. The poster gives some examples, almost all of them leading to folk pop songs. Some wild speculation here but I wonder if it might be stemming from a sort of pidgin (if you will excuse the misappropriation of a linguistic term) of music and accents. Browse the top indie folk artists to find new music. Indie Voice is a divisive and distinctive style of singing, but it's been around in some form or other for 15 years. I always found it to be totally affected, and i was the guy seeing all the live swing and jump blues bands in San Francisco in the 90s. This is a list of notable indie pop artists. You do not get incredibly feats of vocal acrobatic with indie voice. thank you and congratulations. I've done a cursory look at the musicians mentioned in this article to see if there was some musician that they all say influenced them, but there were no real recurring names. I'm wondering if there is some nostalgia at play as well. Indie Voice, also known as “Indie Girl Voice,” is not really one thing, but rather a series of interrelated phenomena that occur in different genres of music that have at one time or another been called “indie.” Since the aforementioned “bananhnies and avocadies” clip became popular, people have really started paying attention to it. Top 100 Bands with Female Lead Singer(s). She might also be one of the more "extreme" cases of this kind of singing, especially during her live performances.In a recent article on NPR "Sia Is The 21st Century's Most Resilient Songwriter" things gets even more interesting (I suggest reading the whole article for full context). Linguistically, there is no singular source of Indie Voice. Ladi6 is a Kiwi hip-hop artist who has a major following, not just in her homeland but around the world as well. Has anyone else noticed the weird vowels creeping into contemporary singing? This may also explain the very unusual R-vocalization found in the “The Room Song” and “Chasing Pavements.”. Kicking off the list we have Echobelly. Songs between ca. Found this, and am relieved to find that I am not alone in at least noticing this effing of the language! But the similarity IS obvious. You compared these singers to the modern indie voice types, otherwise, what was your point of mentioning them? Where Is My Mind (Sunday GirlCover) – The Pixes, First Day of My Life (Steffaloo Cover) – Bright Eyes, Everlasting Light (Alex Winston Cover) – The Black Keys, Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright (Metric Cover) – Bob Dylan. We are going to call this one "Pop Indie Voice.". Enough of these vocalists popped up in the early-to-mid 1990s that many observers saw it as a trend or burgeoning style. 17 Early 2000s Female Singers Who Were Responsible for Your Teenage Angst = By Christopher Ros a. October 27, 2016. Author: bonnielaurel. As for the sound changes, the earliest example of diphthongization happening in Folk Indie Voice back in 2004. right??? I am working on expanding the article in the future to be more specific about particular musicians which have been pointed out to me as influences, but the amount of data I would need to be able to make the claims *confidently* (as opposed to "somebody said this") is horrendous and would basically need to be made from the ground up. The same seems to apply to Indie Voice. Mariah Carey may sing with a breathy voice and limited tessitura on songs like "Touch My Body," but the genre of the song is r&b. Browse the top female indie artists to find new music. The idea is that the singer is singing in a way that implies vulnerability, but in a child-like sense as opposed to adult-like vulnerability.I've heard Karen Dalton mentioned as a potential influence on Indie Voice before; I'll have to look into her.Yes, it's very short and hard to hear. If you could list any songs of Newsom's that have the vowel changes described in the article, I would gladly check them out and incorporate them into the next version of the article! I had to hit stop. Who knows. Another clue is phonetic. I've been listening to you since I was a teenager." #indie. They are instead more pop-oriented songs, with a stronger electronic influence. And the influence goes back far. Here are some of the best female rock singers to grace the stage. What a terrible trend. As folk indie artists start influencing each other, it gains the attention of pop artists. Nevertheless, we could stop here and probably round up a lot of people who are considered to have Indie Voice. 1940-50s women's fashion was embraced as a quirky "alternative" indie style (carrying over from the '90s) with definite overlaps in the indie folk community, which, musically, was aiming for more "authenticity." #indie. That’s where it started. Playing an instrument makes you hotter, which gives these already attractive indie musicians an unfair advantage. The "indie voice" seems to be very divisive, but there is nothing inherent to it that makes it "bad." She was assigned for the Best Female Playback Singer grant for the tune, in 54th Filmfare Awards. As for /ɪ/ -> [i], your guess is as good as mine. In a Rolling Stone article (https://bit.ly/2QwxS6I) Adele is quoted saying Amy was the reason she started writing her own songs and that she owes 90 percent of her career to Amy. Indian female singers name and photo. The transcriptions below will include both ad hoc spellings (e.g. Anonymous mentioned Metric and Feist (Canadian), but after listening to several examples I wonder if the vowels are a common thread amongst English as a second language learners from Nordic countries, particularly Iceland possibly Sweden, who learned English English in school. I have some theories, and I actually agree with the Billie Holiday thing. Consider that few singers using Indie Voice express all the traits. I started searching vocal fry, and ended up here about 10 links in...and found bananies and avacodies. What do you even mean by waifish as a descriptive word for a voice? It's very, very dated. Romantic Indie love songs can be played at many different styles of weddings. It simply is. I was a linguistics major so it also brought back memories with all the IPA :). Matthews' vocal style is much more similar to many of the female syles mentioned in the OP. Jen Cloher. Could Sia be to "blame" for the indie voice? Sounds of human language in media and history. Meet some of the women who make music their ministry and use their talents as singers for Jesus. Copyright ® 2016 all rights reserved by EcoSalon, and can not be reproduced without permission in writing. Disclaimer: I am not a linguist, so I am not commenting with specifics, but I did take a couple courses years ago. It's all good and well to document the history of indie voice and to note the sound changes associated with it. Some commenters, such as Kelly Hoppenjams and Rachael Lawrence, have suggested that Indie Voice is a matter of “trying to sound different” – the idea being that pronouncing things a little unusually will cause people to remember you, even if it is as “that singer who says guId.” The problem is that, as demonstrated by the fact that we can identify all these singers as Indie Voice singers, it doesn’t really help them stand out as much as it helps them blend into a style that already exists. I think Billie Holiday has more of an influence on this whole genre than most people realize, this post is great. This is a list of notable indie rock artists. Oh my goodness, this is gold! I give talented women in the Indie Music field the information, connections, and attention they need to propel the growth of their career. She seems to modify [du] into something more like [dɵ] as heard here: https://youtu.be/pPv8wAoOYc0?t=162 By no means I'm a linguist myself, so I would be glad to hear your opinion on that. new indie music: 10 songs you need right now. 1000 and ca. The earliest reference online to "indie girl voice" that I could find was this thread from the Straight Dope, posted January 2, 2014. Bravo! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74cxMgeaEIA, I think that this thing started to become popular after Norah Jones started doing the sultry lounge jazz singer voice. Grace Vanderwaal, who was 12 at the time of this recording, can be heard speaking in General American before launching into her song. The rise of music sharing and self-publishing has made it easier to gain an international audience and easier to access music from previously obscure markets. 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