Females have been uniting now more than ever, as recently seen at the Golden Globes last week. Women came together to raise awareness and promote change through the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Another underrepresented group of talented females are those in the music industry. In light of this, The DePaulia has put together a list of a few female artists to listen to and be inspired by throughout your week.
1. “Just Dancing” – Sylvan Esso
Sylvan Esso is an electronic pop duo made up of singer Amelia Meath and her husband and producer Nick Sanborn. This track from 2017 album “What Now” is the perfect song to listen to when getting ready for class or trying to stay awake during the low point of the day. The track is bound to enhance your mood and remind you not to take every day so seriously. Meath’s side project, Mountain Man, is also worth checking out.
2.”Gimme All Your Love” – Alabama Shakes
Alabama Shakes’ incredible female lead singer, Brittany Howard, has one of the strongest voices in the business. Howard’s power and passion is notable in this song, “Gimme All Your Love” off of 2015 album “Sound & Color.” The song has blues riffs and an overall soulful composure. Howard also has a solo project, Thunderbitch, which is a great female project that showcases heavy rock and doesn’t hold back.
3. “I Feel It All” – Feist
One of my favorite solo female artists, Feist, has been a part of the pop rock scene since 2004. An all-time favorite of mine, “I Feel It All,” is a summer-centric, foot tapping tune from her 2007 album “The Reminder.” The album ended 2007 as the best-selling album on iTunes. Canadian singer-songwriter Leslie Feist has also been known for performing in indie rock group Broken Social Scene, but her soprano voice shines in her solo project.
4. “Diddy Bop” – Noname
Fatimah Nyeema Warner, or Noname, is the leading female hip-hop artist in the city of Chicago by a mile. She’s a rapper and poet from the Bronzeville neighborhood, where she’s been performing slam poetry since 2010. She has collaborated with Chance the Rapper on his wildly successful mixtapes “Acid Rap” and “Coloring Book.” Her latest album “Telefone” is where song “Diddy Bop” resides. This strong female artist is one that every Chicago student can vibe to.