Sometimes these playlists are easy to make a theme and sometimes it’s a stretch. For these talented women, it all fell into place naturally. Although they have different styles, the female-fronted band is at the core of this exciting playlist.
Hadley Kennary – “Painkiller”
-I hear a variety of influences in this song, but Brandi Carlisle might be the most obvious. Kennary’s music is hard hitting in a soft, beautiful way. The vocals are perfectly clear and easy to follow. The song’s bluesy construction works to usher in a powerfully moving sense of just making it through life. We all need that someone who makes us feel better and more alive. SO GOOD.
Evalyn – “Filthy Rich”
-In fairness, this track doesn’t need any hype help from us. With will over six figures in total plays, the track is well on its way. That said, how could we possibly pass up covering this type of power pop clear vocal? The integration of the exceptional vocal with precise, cutting electronic elements makes it an outstanding track.
Madeleine Mayi – “Man Upstairs”
-This song has an exceptional chill vibe that is one part blues, one part intimate expressionism. The way the song comes together, resolving jazz chords together, makes the listener feel a deep sadness and longing. It’s a powerful song that is pleasing, but also will make you really dig into some tough emotions.
Ruth Koléva – “Basil”
-If you like new soul music, you have to listen to Ruth Koléva. This track is outstanding when it comes to a killer groove. The lead vocal is powerful, but the horns are also amazing to me. The way it all comes together, I can’t help but want to get up and jam. It’s really well composed song.
Carmen Rosa – “Wild One”
-The easy comparison for Carmen Rosa is Lana Del Rey. If you like this sort of dynamic pop female vocal, Carmen Rosa is great. The song flows along well from big, swelling auditory stands into quiet, distilled moments. When the two work in concert with one another, the feeling amplifies the uncertainty of the repeated “I don’t know” sentiment along with the depiction of feral humanity inherent in the lyrics.