I think, like, 95% of the singers I like are female. It used to bug the crap out of my ex because all I listened to, in his opinion, was "girl music," whatever that means. I don't know, I guess I just feel like women in the industry are expected to have more skill than men. Because seriously, there are some terrible bands out there fronted by men that would not have been signed if a women had been singing that mess. That's my opinion, at least...
I have a ton of respect for anyone trying to make it in the music biz. Living in Austin, I see a lot of people hoping to make it big that won't because not everyone can. But I tell you what, it's a man's world, so I will always, always silently cheer for the ladies. Here are 5 songs performed by females that I am totally obsessing over.
Sucre's cover of Nick Drake's Place To Be
Yes, that is Stacy King (formally Stacy Dupree) from Eisley... another band I have loved for years and years (since they were Moss Eisley and they had that song MR.PINE <3). Also, you might notice Elsie from A Beautiful Mess' hubby on the upright. This song was already so gorgeous and her beautiful voice does it major justice. Love.
Sharon Van Etten - Serpents
I've been madly in love with song for a while now... I wish there was a video for it.
Sarah Jaffe - Glorified High
Sarah Jaffe is practically a household name in the Dallas/ Denton, Texas area, but has recently blown up. She recently performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and it was perfect. I am 100% sure you are going to hear amazing things from this girl in the near future.
Purity Ring - Lofticries
I just like this song way too much for no reason. That's okay, right?
Hospitality - Friends Of Friends
This song makes me insanely happy... Plus Maeby Funke is in the video, and that red-headed chick from Strangers With Candy and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Winner winner chicken dinner. My day is now much more cheery now that I've heard this.
Are you familiar with any of these artists? Do you like any of them?