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New Artists You'll Love Based on Your Current Favorite Artist!

Written by: Carlyn Warren

If you’re like us, you’re probably always looking for new music and artists to listen to. Don’t get us wrong, we love top 40 artists, but we love supporting smaller artists too! Some of our favorite ways to find new music are through the discover weekly playlist on Spotify, the new music mix on Apple Music, and even our TikTok For You Page. This week, we’re sharing some of our favorite smaller artists with you that you need to listen to. Find your new 2023 obsession below based on your current favorite artists! 🎧

Miley Cyrus - beabadoobee

If you are a fan of Miley Cyrus, you’ll enjoy the music of beabadoobee. Like Miley, beabadoobee is a talented and versatile artist with a unique and distinct sound. She has a strong pop sensibility and a powerful voice, and her music is filled with catchy melodies and relatable lyrics. If you were on TikTok at all during 2020, you probably know her viral hit, "death bed (coffee for your head)." Miley and beabadoobee have a special ability to connect with their listeners and create music that resonates with people of all ages. If you love Miley's music and are looking for something new and fresh, be sure to give beabadoobee a listen! ✨

Taylor Swift - Maisie Peters

If you’re a Swiftie, you’ll love Maisie Peters. Like Taylor, Maisie is a talented singer-songwriter who is known for her ability to craft relatable and emotive lyrics. Her music is filled with amazing melodies and thoughtful storytelling. Maisie even opened for Taylor’s bestie, Ed Sheeran on the UK and European leg of the Mathematics tour and will support Ed on the Australian and North American leg later this year. Both Taylor and Maisie have a gift for crafting heartfelt lyrics that sometimes feel like a dagger to the heart. If you love Taylor Swift's music and want something new to add to your playlist, check out Maisie Peters! 📝

Olivia Rodrigo - Dylan

If you’re an Olivia Rodrigo fan, you’ll love Dylan. Olivia and Dylan are talented and promising young artists known for their emotive and introspective songwriting. They have a special ability to write relatable lyrics that speak to the experiences and emotions of their fans. Their music is filled with catchy melodies and memorable hooks, and they both have a strong pop sensibility. You might even recognize Dylan’s TikTok hit, “You’re Not Harry Styles” that went viral in early 2022. Give Dylan a listen if you’re looking for some moody girl pop! 💜

The 1975 - milk.

If you love The 1975, you'll probably love the band milk. They’re a band based in Ireland and have a very similar sound to The 1975. They have been compared to them quite often, and some people call them "The New Millenial Beatles." Both bands combine dreamy guitar-driven melodies with lyrics about love and navigating relationships. So if you’ve had Being Funny in a Foreign Language on repeat for the past few months, be sure to give milk. a listen! 🎸

Niall Horan - JP Saxe

If you’re a fan of Niall Horan's music, you also love JP Saxe's music. Both artists have a similar style of pop and folk-infused ballads with emotional lyrics and themes of love, heartache, and relationships. Niall and JP have even shown each other some love on Twitter and teamed up to raise money for charity in 2020. Saxe's smooth, soulful vocals and intimate songwriting may appeal to fans of Niall's introspective and heartfelt tracks. Give JP Saxe a listen if you enjoy Niall's music and want to discover a new artist with a similar sound! 🎹

Steve Lacy - Blood Orange

If you love Steve Lacy's music and can’t stop listening to “Bad Habit”, you’ll probably enjoy Blood Orange. Both artists have a unique style that blends elements of R&B, funk, and indie rock. Blood Orange, also known as Dev Hynes, has a similar experimental and innovative approach to music as Lacy. They both incorporate incredibly diverse influences and genres into their sound. Blood Orange gained many new fans in 2022, especially when he opened for Harry Styles at his iconic Madison Square Garden residency. Both artists are known for their distinctive vocals, smooth guitar work, and catchy, soulful melodies. If you enjoy Steve Lacy's music, you may want to give Blood Orange a listen for a similar, yet distinctively different, musical experience! 🎷

Adele - LÉON

If you’re an Adele fan, you’ll also love LÉON’s music. Both artists have a strong, soulful voice and have gifted us with some incredibly emotional and powerful ballads. LÉON, whose full name is Lotta Lindgren, has a style similar to Adele, focusing on heartfelt lyrics and a mix of pop and R&B influences. If you enjoy Adele's powerful vocals and honest songwriting, you may find LÉON's music to be a perfect fit for you. Give her a listen for a fresh take on the soulful pop ballad! 🎻

5 Seconds of Summer - Inhaler

If you’re a fan of 5 Seconds of Summer, you might also love the band Inhaler. Both groups have a pop-rock sound with catchy hooks and energetic instrumentation. Inhaler, a young band from Dublin, Ireland, has a similar upbeat and upbeat style to 5SOS, with a focus on catchy guitar riffs and anthemic choruses. Fun fact, the lead singer of Inhaler is Bono's (from U2) son, which both bands have credited as major musical influences. If you enjoy 5 Seconds of Summer's energetic and catchy pop-rock sound, you’ll love Inhaler's fresh take on the pop-rock genre! 🤘

Tate Mcrae - Charlotte Lawrence

If you love Tate McRae's music, you’ll love Charlotte Lawrence. Both artists have a pop sound with a hint of electronic and R&B influences. Charlotte, who is known for her sultry vocals and introspective songwriting, has a sound that may appeal to fans of Tate's emotive and vulnerable tracks. Both girls feel like your BFF talking you through the ups and downs of relationships, growing older, and finding your place in the world, Give Charlotte Lawrence a listen for a fresh take on the pop genre with a hint of electronic and R&B influences! 🪩

Kelsea Ballerini - Kassi Ashton

If you’re a Kelsea Ballerini fan, you also love listening to Kassi Ashton's music. Both artists are known for their catchy and upbeat country pop sound and strong and emotive vocals. Kassi Ashton has been praised for her unique and refreshing take on traditional country music, and her lyrics often showcase her sharp wit and honesty. If you appreciate Kelsea's ability to craft relatable and catchy tunes, you may find that Kassi's music speaks to you in a similar way! 🤠

As you explore new music and discover new artists, it can be helpful to consider artists who have a similar sound or style to those you already enjoy. By doing so, you may discover some hidden gems that you might have otherwise overlooked. Additionally, branching out and listening to different genres can help you expand your musical horizons and open up a new world of musical geniuses. So don't be afraid to take a chance on an artist you're not familiar with – you never know, they might just become your new favorite! 😍

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