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5 Songs I Love w/ Ursa Major

We caught up with multi-talented pop artist Ursa Major following her new release 'Sweaters'. Propelled by shimmering vocals and haunting bedroom pop instrumentation, 'Sweaters' narrates the struggle of being in an abusive relationship. The track is accompanied by an animated music video created by the artist herself. We wanted to know what 5 songs most inspire and connect with Ursa Major.

Loud(y) - Lewis Del Mar

The first time I heard this song was when I saw this band live, as an opening act — and as soon as the crowd joined in to scream the beginning lyrics, “Can you please sit the fuck down?” I was hooked. Lewis Del Mar’s uniquely incredible sound and expressive performances have cemented them as one of my favorite bands.

Coppertone - Hellogoodbye

The nostalgic tones, the sad-summer feelings, the dynamic quiet moments fighting with the loud… What could I say? I’ve been listening to this song on repeat for years.

All Too Well (Taylor’s Version) - Taylor Swift

You know when you think you’re over a breakup, and then a Taylor Swift song pops up on shuffle? I would be remiss if I didn’t include one of my favorite songs to cry to. I somehow missed the boat on Red when it was first released (I’m a Speak Now era fan), but Taylor’s re-release of All Too Well made sure to crack into my ribcage and squeeze my heart one fateful night. “Cuz there we are again in the middle of the night, dancin round the kitchen in the refrigerator light” Like— Christ, yeah. I do remember. All too well, in fact. You’re right. God.

Mind Over Matter - Young the Giant

Young the Giant is my all-time favorite band, and Mind Over Matter has a special place in my heart. The crashing drums, the funky keys, the haunting background vocals, the lyrics. Everything in this song is perfect. I cried when I first heard it live.

Gazpacho - Orange Culture

I stumbled across this song and band via my TikTok For You Page one random night. It was so fresh, so bright, so… soupy? Gazpacho was an instant favorite I sent to as many friends as possible. And the music video, where the group wrote out the lyrics stop-motion-style using Campbell’s alphabet noodles? Genius. I too am now soup.

Don't forget to check out 'Sweaters' from Ursa Major on all platforms!

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