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Playlist: Who we want to hear from in 2019!

Alexa, play “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen

Some of my favorite albums surfaced in 2018, so there’s no way I should be pining for more right? WRONG. Sorry, friends, I’m a selfish person and I’m ready for some follow ups. To be fair, some of my favs dropped in 2017 so, like, I’m not entirely selfish, just impatient.

That being said, here are six artists I am ready to destroy me once again.

Phoebe Bridgers

There’s not denying that 2018’s underground scene belonged to Phoebe Bridgers. Her debut album Stranger In The Alps was the talk of indie crowd, which soon spread to the mainstream, all for good reason. Though her album dropped in late 2017, it was until the following Winter that she found the acclaim it deserves. So, without further ado, Phoebe… I am ready for the next release. P.S. I love you.

Billie Eilish

Once again, this underground artist made her way to the tip of everyone’s tongue in no time. 2018 came up all Billie, from her fashion to her new take on pop music, there was no stopping such an artist. Her 2017 debut album don’t smile at me dropped during a peak SoundCloud music movement, but her singles after that brought her to the next level. Don’t get me wrong, don’t smile at me is a solid release, especially for a debut, but it was her singles post-album that really showed us who Billie was as an artist. It’s that state of writing I am buzzing to hear on her next release.

Bad Bad Hats

While Bad Bad Hats didn’t necessarily find the mainstream like Phoebe or Billie, they certainly made waves among some of my other favorite artists. I discovered this band via Cacie Dalager (Now Now) Instagram story. I fell in love with Now Now last year, so I was definitely on board with whatever she recommended. Thank GOD for Cacie, for more than one reason. Their 2018 release Lightning Round tells tales of heartache in the age of social media, but not in the in-your-face, so obvious way. Chop, chop BBH! <3

Now, Now

Speaking of Now, Now, I am not satisfied with Saved! Like, ok, yes I am more than satisfied with the album (uh, hello “MJ”), but I need more ASAP! After re-falling in love with Now, Now on Parahoy! last year, I have been eager to see them live once again. Cacie is a pink musical dream and Bradley Hale’s the backbone. Gimme, gimme, gimme.

Taylor Janzen

I feel like I talk about Taylor every chance I get, and YOU’RE RIGHT. I’ll never pass up an opportunity to shout from the skyline that Taylor is someone you cannot ignore any longer. Her debut EP dropped last year, and much to my dismay it was a mere four songs. She’s been teasing a full-length (or maybe another EP, IDK, a girl a can dream) so, once again, chop chop! <3 <3 <3

Troye Sivan

Troye’s best album (don’t come at me, Troye Stans) is Bloom. You know when you can hear artist finally come into their potential? Welcome to Bloom. It’s everything we knew Troye was capable of in the Blue Neighbourhood, but on his own terms. But enough of that, I’m ready for part two.

This wouldn’t be a true, Sheila list if I didn’t say…



Sheila Walsh graduated from USC Aiken in 2015 with a degree in English. While in school, she won an essay competition for an argumentative essay on why the arts are crucial to the education system. Additionally, she was recruited to play volleyball for USCA and contributed to a weekly journal discussing the life of a student-athlete. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC.

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