Depending on where you’re from or what year you were born, the word “Indie” can mean many different things
Depending on where you’re from or what year you were born, the word “indie” can mean many different things. But what’s remained constant—from the wild, punk-indebted rock of the ‘80s to the post-genre freedom of today—is that indie, if it can be defined at all, is about an unwillingness to conform or be categorized. These are the songs and sounds that share that spirit, whether it’s psychedelic bedroom pop or interstellar R&B. Songs and sounds of the moment, if not the next.