“…a new indie pop star emerged—and she’s making the main character anthems of everyone’s dreams.”— Rolling Stone

Today, pop breakout Indy—the solo music project of acclaimed poet Indy Yelich O’Connor—confirms her debut EP, Threads, is set for release February 17 on TMWRK Records; pre-save/pre-order here. A new track, “Hometown,” co-written with Casey Smith (Olivia Rodrigo, Jonas Brothers, Ashe) is out now; listen here and watch the visualizer here.

“‘Hometown’ is about the memories from my teen years in suburbia that I’ll never forget,” says Indy. “I wrote this song with Casey Smith at Ryan Tedder’s house, sitting on the floor playing notes on the piano while the light streamed in. This song took me four years to finish, because I felt like the song was so important and I wanted to get it right. I finished it with Miro Mackie and Daniel Chae, and they really brought it back to life. This song is very nostalgic for me, as it makes me think of driving through the suburbs, taking the long way to go past an ex’s house, returning from the big city and staying at your parent’s. Everybody has somebody from their past they hold close. Knowing you’ve outgrown this person, the first inklings of real love, innocence, the sadness of having to let them go.”

In addition to “Hometown,” Threads will feature previously-shared tracks “Killer”—named “a sad, sexy, poppy-bop emblematic of Scorpio season” by W Magazine—and her debut single “Threads,” released to critical acclaim from NYLON, who praises, “the glowing and strobing pop song, anchored by her robust voice, is built on vivid imagery that reflects her poetry roots.”

Born and raised in the suburbs of Auckland, New Zealand, Indy grew up in a household filled with music, art and poetry. Surrounded by her author mother’s writing and her father’s extensive record collection—James Taylor, Bon Iver and Annie Lennox were early favorites—Indy grew up a voracious reader and listener alongside her three siblings, including older sister Ella (a.k.a. Lorde). Indy began writing poetry as a small child and soon after started writing songs, penning her first at age seven.

Indy pursued music throughout her school years–joining and forming bands, writing song after song and proudly observing the ascent of her older sister. After graduation she made for the States, landing in L.A. for a brief stint before settling in New York. There, she focused on poetry, publishing two acclaimed volumes—2018’s Sticky Notes and 2022’s Dudette—before songwriting pulled her back. More from Indy is imminent.

For more information, please contact Reid Kutrow or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

1. Threads
2. Killer
3. Hometown
4. Hero
5. Freeloader