Besides all of the big names taking Center Stage at Governors Ball NYC, there are some really great artists playing much earlier in the day. The “Day Sleepers”. Worth getting to know them, and watch them perform before a couple years later they’re playing the later shows!
Bankrol Hayden made a big splash with his upbeat viral song “Costa Rica” but the context around that song within his 2020 album “Pain is Temporary” adds a depth to what people thought was just a catchy one hit. His discography is sprouting, but with intention and he raps with a youthful authenticity- most importantly, is really fun. Check out these below:
LOONY is cool bedroom R&B. There is a lovely vibe throughout her album with an extremely pleasant voice that has a few verses sparsed around the hops and vocal maneuvers she makes with it would be wonderful to see live and would really set a relaxed tone for the rest of the fest. She sounds like auditory anti-anxiety medicine in the best way. You’ll leave this with a boon if you weren’t too excited and would temper your excitement if you’re over excited. Check out her sound below:
MUNA is a girl pop rock band with 80’s influence within positivity, relatable feelings, with a knack for catching ethereal feelings into concise words. The band sounds like the feeling of a John Hughes movie come to life tackling current day issues. Their album “Saves The World” is remarkable and the energy on stage will be palpable. Check out some of their tracks :
Chiiild is ominous, danceable with his vocoder and low tones his sound is ameobic, and psychadelic. That turns more and more concise as his album “Hope For Sale” is a Psychadelic R&B album, like a darker Miguel meets Tame Impala. His new album released at the end of July, he must be itching to play it live. Listen to these tracks to get a sense:
Gov Ball earns the NYC in it’s title, paying respect to the City it resides in with Sunday having a duo of New York artists and sounds.
New York’s very own “Kota The Friend” is a Brooklyn native whose album “Everything” is some of the most laid back, good intentioned rap music that shows the softer side of a NY sound with a bite in it. Listen below:
Two boroughs away in the Bronx you have Princess Nokia, whose sound is a duality of why NY-born people tell you not to go to the Bronx, and also why the bronx is so loved. THey have never been one to shy away from anything and her albums ( released on the same day with opposing theses) will be really interesting to listen to how she performs it. Listen below:
With some of these teasers of what to hear at the beginning of the days, anyone thinking about getting there earlier than planned?