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New artists for your post-Fall Fest playlist

Nicole Radivilov | Senior Staff Photographer
Nicole Radivilov | Senior Staff Photographer

Couldn’t get enough of MØ and Holychild at Fall Fest? After you’ve added their songs to your playlist, try checking out some of these similar artists.

Ever since Lorde skyrocketed to fame with “Royals” in 2013, artists with similar raspy vocals seem to have taken over the airwaves. Banks, the stage name for singer Jillian Banks, is one of those artists.

After releasing her album “Goddess” in 2014 — which features songs like “Beggin for Thread,” “Waiting Game” and “Drowning” — Banks has some reviewers comparing her to 1990s R&B singer Aaliyah.

Alessia Cara
If you couldn’t get over MØ’s mix of silky vocals and mellow beats, then you’ll want to check out Alessia Cara, whose single “Here” landed her a television debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” this summer.

Though tracks like “Seventeen” and “I’m Yours” can appeal to any pop fan, Cara’s songs “Outlaws” and “Four Pink Walls” offer a piano-heavy R&B vibe, reminiscent of Adele and Amy Winehouse.

Sky Ferreira
If you’re into Holychild’s unique genre, which the band defines as “brat pop,” then you’ll want to add Sky Ferreira’s combination of electronic beats and angsty lyrics to your playlist, too.

Ferreira fuses 1980s new wave sounds with rock and roll — songs like “Lost in My Bedroom,” “You’re Not the One” and “I Blame Myself” will make you want to dance. But Ferreira also shows her softer side with acoustic tracks like “Sad Dream.”

Sylvan Esso
Like The Ting Tings, Matt and Kim, and Holychild, Sylvan Esso is another duo that has broken into the indie pop scene. Comprised of singer Amelia Meath and music producer Nick Sanborn, the two add synthesized beats to folk-sounding lyrics and melodies.

Sylvan Esso’s sound is simple but catchy — from its dancey song “H.S.K.T.” to the softer, slowed-down tracks like “Coffee” and “Hey Mami.”

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