Our Top 10 Cannons Songs list presents the best songs of a group fueled by a highly addicting rock meets techno groove soul sound that is captivating. Most indie-electric six-pieces have a similar story: A group of close friends who jam together and start gigging around their local scene, developing a sound that’s a unique blend of each member’s influences. For Cannons, that narrative is no different. The members of Cannons met while attending college in Los Angeles and quickly bonded over their shared love of music. They began playing shows together and soon developed a following in the city’s vibrant DIY scene.
While their sound has been described as “indie-electro-pop-rock,” the band’s diverse influences range from classic rock to modern pop. At times, the band reminds us of Berlin as Michelle Joy sounds a little bit like Terri Nunn. This variety is evident in their debut EP, which features four distinct tracks that showcase a different side of the band. With catchy melodies, driving rhythms, and thoughtful lyrics, Cannons quickly make a name for themselves as one of the most exciting new bands to watch. We took our time to put together a list of the 10 best Cannons songs for your listening pleasure.
10. Come Alive (2022)
We start the list with one of the band’s latest songs, “Come Alive.” The song is an uptempo track with a catchy melody and driving rhythm. The lyrics are about the power of love and how it can make us come alive. According to the band, this piece was inspired by their own experiences of finding love and companionship. It’s the track you want to listen to when you’re feeling lonely and need some positive vibes.
9. Tunnel of You (2022)
Here is another of their latest songs, released under their third album, Fever Dream. The opening has a sort of Chris Isaak feel to it in the sound of the guitar. It is a synth-driven track with an incredibly catchy chorus. The production value is top-notch, and the songwriting is excellent. This electropop is about a long-distance relationship and the longing for closeness. It’s a beautiful track with a great message. This is one of those tracks that will get stuck in your head for days.
8. Hurrricane (2022)
Next up on our Cannons songs list is the track entitled “Hurricane.” Here, Michelle Joy’s vocals shine over a catchy synth melody. The lyrics deal with the feeling of being caught in a relationship that’s falling apart. Everything feels uncertain, and the future is unknown. But despite its dark subject matter, the song has an uplifting chorus that will stay stuck in your head for days. You might also love how the instruments drop out in the second verse, giving Joy’s vocals more room to shine.
7. Ruthless (2022)
Columbia Records has been killing the game lately with their release of some great new music, and “Ruthless” by Cannons is no exception. This track is an electro-pop masterpiece with a driving bassline and catchy lyrics. The song has a bit of an edge and is sure to get your blood pumping. And with this single being a part of the Fever Dream album and the above three songs, you can imagine what the rest of the album will sound like.
6. Shadows (2019)
Next on our list is “Shadows” from the band’s self-titled debut EP. This track is a slower, more mellow song than some of their other offerings. It has a bit of a groove to it that can really get under your skin in the best way possible. The synth work is particularly impressive on this one, and the lyrics are both reflective and relatable. If you’re looking for a song to help you unwind after a long day, this is it.
5. Purple Sun (2018)
Next is a more electronic-sounding song from Cannons, with ‘Purple Sun.’ The track starts with a catchy drumbeat before the guitars and synth come in and give the song an anthemic feeling. It’s a pretty song with a nice melody, and the lyrics are about letting go of someone and hoping they find happiness. For verses, the song relies on synth and drum machine, with a bit of guitar coming in towards the end of each one. The message is nice, and the song is really pretty overall.
4. Talk Talk (2022)
Lyrics: “Talk Talk,” a song from their Summer album “Shadows,” was released one month before the album. The group explores an electronic-indie sound that is self-produced and self-written, with memorable hooks and melodies. The song is about the struggles of communication in a relationship. As the lyrics describe, “Talk talk, it never stops/Every time I think we’ve hit the top/, We start to drop,” symbolizing how a relationship can feel like a never-ending cycle.
3. Fire for You (Tiësto Remix) (2021)
Remixes are always tricky, and sometimes they can make or break a song. In this case, Tiësto takes Cannons’ “Fire For You” and gives it his signature sound while still keeping the original integrity of the song. The result is a high-energy, club-ready track that will get you moving. It brings together the best of both worlds and is a must-listen for any artist fan.
2. Bad Dream (2022)
In the second place is another hit single from their album Fever Dream. It’s a bit different from the rest of the songs on the album, with a more upbeat and poppy sound that will instantly grab your attention. It then builds into a huge chorus that is impossible to resist singing along to. Cannons bring their A-game with this one, and it’s sure to be a favorite among fans for years to come. The song’s message is also very relatable, as it’s about somebody who is struggling to keep up with the demands of their life.
1. Fire for You (2019)
In the first place on our rundown is “Fire for You,” a hit that brings together alternative, indie, and dance vibes. This song is from their 2019 album Shadows and was released that year. After its release, the song received a lot of attention and went to be featured on the comedy-drama TV series “Never Have I Ever.” Because of this exposure, the band was able to sign with Columbia Records. It’s a great song to move you, with an infectious beat and catchy lyrics.
As their name suggests, Cannons are a force to be reckoned with. They’re a talented group constantly experimenting with new sounds and pushing boundaries. Their music is catchy, reflective, and always worth a listen. And the fact that they’re always evolving means that there’s always something new to look forward to from them. If you’re not already a fan, we recommend you check them out.
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