With this month’s theme all about GRRRL Power, I think we all need to make some space on our iTunes for some amazing female artists.
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"Stalking Gia's music possesses explosions of self-confidence. The New York-based artist writes some alternative pop sounds that have a unique quality. Her newest track, "Born Free" is the jam for the girls who make a statement through their individuality. The addictive bassline and the rockin’ chorus are just some of the things that make this song one super-cool anthem of self-expression for all the ladies out there."
The Aquadolls was founded in January 2012 by Melissa Brooks. Along with Kate Nash, they have an appreciation for feminism and the “girl-gang” mentality. Their songs have this trip-out and surf punk vibe as they sing about love and opening your mind. Their debut album, Stoked On You, is a great album to drive to by the way.
M.I.A. has infiltrated pop culture and has been one of the most influential artists of this generation. She’s been using her music to communicate the experience of a refugee, an immigrant kid, and an outlier. Her other hits, Bad Girls and Paper Planes, have also displayed her political statements while being incredibly subversive yet fiery to the mainstream.
Ms. Banks, you did it again. This is just one of the many songs I loved from her album, Broke with Expensive Taste. She’s got that classic and original rap flow. And, she really needs to form a girl gang with Lana del Rey and Charli XCX. Together, they’re gonna make the raddest and coolest music.
Claire Boucher, widely known for her multimedia project, Grimes,has got some cool electronic sounds going on. There’s just something so intriguing about her music that makes you wanna add it to your playlist. Pop impulses are buried in gloomy tunes throughout most of the songs in her album, Visions. Her peculiar kind of music is one of the most interesting things to listen to.
While Charli XCX has been well known for her songs like, Fancy and Boom Clap, she’s really got some other songs worth listening to as well. With the image of a pop punk artist accompanied by a bad girl persona, Charli is phenomenally gifted at delivering some new music. She can undeniably create some good music while embedding her liberated personality in the beats. And, did I mention she’s gonna be in Manila on April 18th? That’s one concert you should definitely not miss out on!
RIBS (Zeni Remix)
Okay, I’ve never really been a big fan of remixes. But, this one has been one of the most overplayed songs in my iTunes this month. Zeni did an amazing job reworking this Lorde song, without ruining it. With less than a thousand views on YouTube, this is by far my most favourite underrated finds. Seriously, I’m in love with it.