Three Badass Ladies Of Pop You Should Be Listening To Right Now
Who were Cardi B, Beyonce, Rihanna, Kesha and SZA before they became the queens we revere them as today? Well, no matter their individual origin story, one thing they all had in common was being some badass women that fought to achieve their dreams and touch fans with their art.
I happen to love the idea of discovering these kinds of artists before they hit it big - following their journey is half the fun! So here are a few awesome feminist ladies that are at the brink of their queendoms.
In all honesty, I probably didn’t have to tell you about Bishop Briggs - the tiny, pixie girl with a boundless energy on stage and a soulful, velvety voice. She blew up over the last two years after singles like “Wild Horses” and “River”, singing about love in the realest, rawest way I’ve heard in a long time. She’s a powerhouse, and truly wise beyond her years, and I can’t wait to see where she goes from here. Also, how much do we love her signature little buns!?
Marian Hill is actually not a person, but the name of the alt-pop songwriting duo fronted by Samantha Gongol. After their single “Down” became a hit in 2017, they’ve been putting out music and touring, bringing us that jazzy, synthy, sexy music that’s uniquely theirs. Together, her and her partner write songs about the fierce independence that all women should feel. Songs like “Differently” and “One Time” talk about knowing your worth and letting go of relationships that don’t serve you - advice we all need from time to time.
I became obsessed with K. Flay last summer when I started hearing her more and more on alternative radio. Her tunes are heavy and grungy and definitely perfect for when you’re in a bad mood and wanna tune out the world - angsty is a word that comes to mind. Whether it’s hit singles like “Blood in the Cut” or lesser known tracks like “Black Wave”, K. Flay consistently makes music that isn’t afraid to talk about the ugliness of love and relationships, about the kind of feelings we have that we aren’t always proud of, and generally about not giving a fuck sometimes.