Bonnaroo Artist | Indigo De Souza
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | Thursday | That Tent | 9:15-10:15pm
Like we’ve been doing for many years now, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with many of our favorite acts from Bonnaroo‘s 2022 lineup. And, for the first time in three years, we finally feel confident that there definitely will be a Bonnaroo this year, after a postponement then cancelation in 2020 due to Covid, and an unfortunate rainout of last year’s would-be September event. Returned to its traditional timeframe of June 16-19, this marks Bonnaroo’s 21st summer and 19th installment, and features a largely new lineup for the festival’s much-anticipated return!
As we dig through the entire schedule, we’ll highlight a spread of performers spanning across genres and stages, big and small, new and old, to bring you some of the most interesting, lesser-known, and most highly-recommended among this year’s crop of artists. And as our time at ‘Roo approaches, we’ll also be bringing you some special features and full list-style daily lineup guides, to help you plan your weekend ahead of the fest. While these previews won’t span every artist, and might omit some more obvious must-see acts, we hope they’ll serve as a way to help you navigate Bonnaroo’s gargantuan lineup, and to make the most of your busy weekend on the farm!
Grab your tickets right here if you haven’t already, and read on for our Bonnaroo Artist Spotlight!
Raised in small town North Carolina by a free-spirited mother, who encouraged her interest in music from a young age, indie rocker Indigo De Souza really honed her style an artistic identity after moving to Asheville as a teen, finding both her sound and community after never quite fitting in in her youth. After a couple years of experimentation, artistic exploration, and self-discovery, De Souza made a great underground introduction with pair of EPs, 2016’s Boys and 2017’s Don’t Cry Just Do, before independently-released 2018 full-length I Love My Mom helped the multi-talented artist’s confessional, soulful, genre-bending, and earnest flavor of grungy, poppy alt/indie rock reach a wider audience. Drawing interest from a host of labels, Indigo signed to indie staple Saddle Creek, who reissued I Love My Mom last summer, shortly before De Souza returned with phenomenal followup (and thematic companion piece) Any Shape You Take. An existential reelection on love, relationships, change, self-acceptance, and personal growth, the album’s synth-tinged grunge-pop feels retro, though not out of place with the contemporary indie rock landscape. Between the viral success of tunes like “Hold U,” “Real Pain,” and “Kill Me,” tours with the like of My Morning Jacket and Lucy Dacus, and a bunch of big festival spots on tap for this summer, Indie De Souza is swiftly becoming one of indie rock’s coolest and most essential newcomers, and is without a doubt one of Bonnaroo’s must-see performances this year!
WATCH | “Hold U” (Official Video)
LISTEN | “Kill Me”