The Neighbourhood just released their self-titled album, their third studio album since the California band first started picking up momentum in 2012. Musically, the band has come a long way. They're constantly evolving without following trends or bending their own ideals to fit in, and they've managed to grow without alienating their fan base.
At the same time, they've also earned a reputation for being ahead of the curve not just as a band, but as tastemakers. The group stays up to date on new music and has hand-picked some amazing talent for supporting roles on tour, collaborations, and remixes. They enlisted Brockhampton, Travis Scott, and The 1975 on their first US tours as support, brought out HEALTH on their spring dates, and collaborated with YG, Danny Seth, Dej Loaf, G-Eazy, Raury, and more on their 2014 mixtape. On top of that, Alessia Cara got noticed through her YouTube cover of The Neighbourhood's "Sweater Weather," Billie Eilish's first ever show was The Neighbourhood, and 21 Pilots and Halsey are both fans.
When The Neighbourhood's lead singer Jesse Rutherford came in for an episode of Trending Topics, we talked about some of his new favorites, and today we're taking a deeper dive into the whole band's tastes. Here are some of the artists they personally fuck with, plus a little about what draws them to each of these acts. Check it out, then go listen to The Neighbourhood's new album.