Today is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the empowerment of women all across the globe.
I thought it might be a neat idea to develop a playlist which showcases some really unique and powerful female voices in music.
10. The Broken Ones- Dia Frampton
This track is one that is very special to me. The song talks about how Frampton tends to gravitate towards broken people, because she may see a part of herself in them. I think this could be very important because we all fall apart sometimes, and it’s okay to have help in putting yourself back together.
You may recognize Julia Stone from Angus & Julia Stone. This is one of Julia Stone’s solo tracks, and is definitely a song that I listen to when I get into my feelings. I think a really great thing about living, is experiencing emotion. We live our lives, and make plenty of mistakes along the way. So it’s easy to blame ourselves and question what is wrong with us. This song makes me feel like I’m not the only one who feels this way, and that is very comforting to me.
I think that Ellie Goulding is one of those really unique voices that need to be talked about often. This tune really showcases how Goulding has a very delicate voice, but can also be a total powerhouse.
Banks is definitely starting to make a name for herself. This song instantly captivated me, and I get really excited to talk to people about it. Banks is another artist that really demonstrates really unique, and also very sexy, vocals.
I am a huge Lana Del Rey supporter. There is something so incredibly special about Lana Del Rey, something I can’t exactly put my finger on. The same can be said about this song. I want to say it has something to do with how whenever I listen to this song, I feel as if I am taking a journey back in time. There is something so pure and sophisticated, which is really enticing to me.
When Birdy released her first cover album, I was immediately hooked. I couldn’t believe she was only 15 years old. Two years later, at 17 years old, Birdy did nothing but develop and blossom. This song captures a purity and innocence that can only be felt. I really recommend listening to this song with your eyes closed, and just really try to feel the music.
I love listening to this track because it makes me feel so sassy and powerful. Ella Eyre is an extremely strong vocalist based in the UK. Everything about this song is so empowering. The vocals and instrumentation are so incredibly important, and make me feel as if I could take on the world.
It definitely took me a little while to be able to appreciate Lorde’s talent. She is so quirky and confident in herself, which really is quite inspiring. This song starts out with quiet humming, which was enough to keep me interested in seeing what was yet to come. I think this song has a really appropriate build in length, and just skyrocket from there. This is a song that is easy to lose yourself in dancing to.
Ever since I heard Breathe Me, I have been a proud passenger on the Sia-train. I really respect and admire how Sia uses music as a cathartic outlet. Her vocals are so raw that you can hear the pain, the struggle, the healing. This track, among others, is such a standout, to me.
Florence Welch is one of those singers that is not talked about enough. In fact, if we talked about nothing but Florence Welch for our entire lives, that would not be enough. I have yet to find a voice that is even a little bit similar to Welch. This song has a rockier edge to it that illustrates a man doing Welch very wrong, and she is not happy about it. It’s so great to hear new music from Florence & The Machine, and this song makes me really excited to hear what’s to come from the upcoming album.