Underrated Female Musicians
Women are a force to be reckoned with in every sense possible. The world of music is no stranger to the immense power of theirs. Everyday female musicians exhibit their brilliance to the world, but sadly many of them are unseen. There are so many women worth listening to, so here are some female musicians that deserve more recognition.
The 24-year-old singer-songwriter, Karly-Marina Loaiza, Kali Uchis won the hearts of music listeners from all over the world. Since her debut mixtape Drunken Babble, things have only gone up for Loaiza. Gifted with a voice straight from the heavens and authentic lyricism, it would not be an exaggeration to say Loaiza was destined for musical greatness from the beginning. On top of that, she also does songs in both English and Spanish. Can you say bi-lingual legend? All in all, Loaiza is an artist that you should definitely have on your musical radar.
Recommendations: “Lottery,” “Just Wanna Say,” “Flight 22,” “Nuestra Planeta,” and “Water to Wine.”
If you are a TikTok fanatic, you have probably heard her song “Nobody.” Do not be fooled though, she is more than just a song that blew up on social media. Miyawaki is uncomfortably candid in the best possible way. With her haunting, yet soothing voice and accompanying instrumentals, every song will send you into another world. In a manner that is specifically her own, Miyawaki’s songs touch the deepest parts of one’s soul, highlighting the not-so-glamorous sides of love, desire, and human nature.
Recommendations: “Your Best American Girl,” “Francis Forever,” “Pink in the Night,” “I Bet on Losing Dogs,” and “Last Words of a Shooting Star.”
K-Pop is a rising genre in the West. Despite the pop in front of it, the genre of K-Pop is extremely versatile and no other group reflects that better than the South Korean girl group, Red Velvet. The five-piece are known for their never-ending experimentalism. No song of theirs ever sounds the same. Take their two releases, “Bad Boy” and “Really Bad Boy.” Although similar in name, the songs themselves are polar opposites. Not to mention they can sing, rap and dance. If you are looking for some variety in your music, look no further than these five talented ladies.
Recommendations: “Psycho,” “Russian Roulette,” “Something Kinda Crazy,” “Attaboy,” and “You Better Know.”
Coco and Clair Clair:
Taylor Nave and Claire Toothill, or most known by their stage names as Coco and Clair Clair, make music that is lighthearted and easy on the ears. They pull influences from pop, hip-hop and lo-fi, which helps cement their distinct, unique sound. The duo make music perfect for driving with the windows down or throwing an impromptu fashion show in your room. You can totally channel your inner Instagram baddie while listening to them. Seriously, the vibes you get from listening to music are just immaculate. Their songs are so easy and breezy, no Covergirl.
Recommendations: “The Love Song,” “99 Demons,” “East Atlanta Heartbreak,” “Pretty,” “Naomi & Kate.”
All-female band, The Aces, are a fresh breath of air in the music scene. Playing together since their days in the schoolhouse, the four-piece serve nothing but perfection since. With their delightfully electric instrumentals and melodic vocals, the women sire a sound that gives us an homage to the ’80s, whilst also drawing in inspiration from modern indie-pop. The Aces also write their own lyrics, which showcases the unadulterated highs and lows of love. In addition to giving us hit after hit, The Aces strive to break the negative stereotypes that surround girl groups in the music industry. We love female empowerment.
Recommendations: “Hurricane,” “Daydream,” “Stuck, Physical,” “Waiting for You,” and “Holiday.”