Indie genre and aesthetic

Editorial

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There’s been a trend of becoming more “indie”, which means to show more independence.

Melissa Theodorus, Editor-in-Chief

The genre and aesthetic of Indie are portrayed in their own way but have some similarities that make them “indie”. You might’ve heard the term passed around in movie and music labels, but do you know what it means?

Typically, “indie” is just the shorthand version of “independent” because the recording process was done without a record label or production company.

A very popular music genre widely around in the 90s is indie rock, which features artists like Modest Mouse, Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, and Pixies. They belong under this umbrella term because they create rock ‘n’ roll music that independent record labels release. Indie pop is surfacing as the aesthetic gives off independence and freedom vibes for many teenagers.

An indie film can be short or long and any genre- the only requirement it needs to pass is that it doesn’t come from a major studio or big production company. It’s truly art for directors and filmmakers to be able to create something good that tells the story of the characters from a low budget.

If you’re interested and want to support indies, go check out some suggestions: The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Breakfast Club.

Have fun exploring all there is to the indie genre like our newest story on Indie games! You never know what next cool thing could happen. You might even be inspired by the vast range of indie material to create something of your own.