While we get TONS of great submissions by women, and strive to showcase women and their massive contribution year round, with International Women’s Day fast approaching (March 8th), we thought it important to further spotlight some of our favorite artists who are on the verge of a much deserved breakout.
Baker Grace – “Numb”
Many of our teen years were spent in confusion and angst, but for New Jersey songstress Baker Grace, those years were spent building an impressive pop sound. The 18 year old artist was excitingly discovered by Scott Harris (Chainsmokers and Shawn Mendes) when she was only 14. The driven artist has continued working on her craft with a self-taught attitude that is impressive for any age. “Numb” is a damn catchy track that will only further her ascent into mainstream popularity. The single comes off her soon to be released concept EP about the days of the week, with “Numb” representing Tuesday. “It’s about putting your own well being over egotistical drama,” shares Grace. Her voice and textured sound are two of her many strengths that will have you feeling anything but numb for her style.
Claire Ridgely – “Til The Morning”
The young Ridgely has already amassed 30 million streams, while globetrotting at an impressive clip. Born in Seattle but raised in Switzerland, she went to school in Virginia and now she calls Montreal home. Her sound is fun and fluid. “Til The Morning” is an incredibly upbeat track that is one of the best definitions of indie pop we have heard recently. Her talent is found in her ability to connect with listeners and bounce playfully through genres. We expect as she matures as an artist, she will be able to continue to release unexpected tracks that surprise and resonate with many different tastes. This year she plans to keep working on her craft and hopefully release more incredible hit singles.
Bülow – “Sweet Little Lies
This German born songstress has all the intrigue and talent of a complete breakout. With showcases planned for SXSW, the JUNO nominated Bülow is due for continued exposure and praise. “Sweet Little Lies” mixes elements of pop with dark soul to craft an impressive track. “The song is light but has dark undertones. I wanted to show the contrast of your mind” explains the artist. “Your imagination is so damn powerful, it can make you feel so good…but also be your worst enemy.” The video was shot in the frigid wilderness of Ontario and shows her taking care of a lifeless body. We appreciate her pop sound but also her ability to go darker and more expressive than average pop artists. We think her range and thoughtfulness will continue to gain her much deserved accolades.