It's already halfway through 2019 and some of the emerging artists from the beginning of the year are already either bona fide superstars or have completely fallen off. It's crazy how things happen like that these days. By the time next month ends, who knows, some teenager we've never heard of might have the No. 1 song in the country.
For all of those wild overnight success stories, there are thousands of other artists who are still figuring it out. It can be a difficult time for a young artist, trying to navigate the insane music industry and develop their own sound at the same time—all while, you know, dealing with life. But it's also the most exciting time in many ways. We get to watch in real time as an artist experiments, evolves, and hopefully creates art that will set the tone for years to come.
This month we've got a handful of artists who are doing just that. Some of them may not be churning out radio-ready hits just yet, and some of them probably never will. But with the swarm of characters trying to blow up overnight with viral antics and music made for TikTok snippets, we also need artists who are willing to take risks, try new things, and even scrap it all and start over again if that's what's necessary.
Here are our picks for the Best New Artists of June, 2019.