If you feel in need of a dose of serotonin, then you’ve come to the right place, because we found Peter McPoland, our new favorite indie artist.
Like any other genre, indie music can be tricky if you don’t manage to find artists that you resonate with. We promise you that we are here to help you with that.
Peter McPoland is an American singer, songwriter, and musician that we discovered thru his song, Romeo & Juliet that immediately became our favorite.
His passion for music started after he turned 9 years old and he began to participate in various musical theatre productions.He taught himself how to play the guitar at age 14 because growing up he had a lot of exposure to music thanks to his parents. In a 2019 interview, he stated that a lot of his influences come from his father, but also popular artists such as John Prine, Bruce Springsteen, Gregory Alan Isakov, Twenty One Pilots, and Dire Straits.
We went thru his discography and picked our top 5 favorites to share with you, guys.
So without further ado, here are the songs we absolutely loved from this artist and we know you will too.
Romeo & Juliet
Romeo & Juliet is not your average love song, but much much more than that. It talks about the hope of a boy to find his own Juliet. The lyrics "I'd kill for you, I am for you" are one of our personal favorites and they fortify the romance of the whole Romeo and Juliet tragedy in a dopamine inducing song.
Eloise presents a story that gives you goosebumps and sends literal chills down your spine. The song portraits a monologue addressed to a person named Eloise that paints a world full of lies and deceit, condemns her for publishing ''all the lies'', but ends on a good note with the narrator promising to ''change what's wrong'' and write her song. We found it absolutely amazing, from the lyricism, the story to the instrumental and backing vocals that all came together in yet another great song by Peter McPoland.
3. Shit Show
Shit Show is a self aware and painfully true song that presents the other side of being a musician and the struggle that comes with fame. McPoland sings about losing himself, wishing to drink his troubles away, breaking his own heart and "singing the songs you wanna hear". He opens up about his emotions and becomes vulnerable talking about faking smiles and other difficult actions. Its a perfect song when you feel that the life isn't going the way you wish i would, but the time passes regardless.
4. Digital Silence
Despite of the name, Digital Silence is a very upbeat and energic song that contrasts a lot with the lyrics. The song is about the digital era and how everything is now based on the virtual world, rather than the reality around us. Its a very deep song and a wake up call that we found very impressive.
5. Slow Down
Slow Down is an emotional song about the overwhelm you might feel when you think you're falling behind on pretty much everything in your life. McPoland asks people to slow down cause he feels as he is left behind by those around him. Its a reminder to pay attention to those close to you and make sure you take them with you, which we found very inspiring.
These are just a few songs we found absolutely lovely and had to share with you. Peter McPoland has a wider discography that you can check out on the streaming platforms.