Indie females refer to artists who are on small independent labels or are unsigned, as opposed to being signed to major labels. Indie is a somewhat ambiguous term, and can be used to define a wide variety of alternative artists. In general, indie artists have a very strong do-it-yourself (DIY) ethic, and do not change their style to fit the mainstream.
YOUTUBE: Jessica Sanchez (American Idol 11) dedicates Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars” to a beautiful 10-year-old girl, Charlotte Baines, who died much too soon due to brain cancer. She sings it “a capella”.