This is the time of the woman.
Whether it be taking our place in politics, the workplace, or the music industry, women are dominating all fields and art forms across the globe. Alternative music is no exception. Now more than ever, female singer songwriters are making their way up the charts and into our hearts. Here is a list of my 3 favorite young female artists who’s music sends messages about realities women have dealt with for years, both in songs and in real life. I love how these three artists write completely different songs, yet they all are showing different perspectives of the same story.
“Your Dog” by Soccer Mommy: Soccer Mommy is a brilliant upcoming band. The lead singer Sophie Allison creates vivid imagery and symbolism that creates a striking painting of what heartbreak is like. My favorite song off her album is “Your Dog.” What is so brilliant about her lyrics is how she compares her role in the relationship to that of a dog. She sings “I’m not a prop for you to use / When you’re lonely or confused / I want a love that lets me breathe / I’ve been choking on your leash.” You tell ’em, Sophie.
“1950” by King Princess: If you’re a fan of lesbian love songs and a killer blazer, then Mikaela Straus, aka King Princess is right up her alley. Her hit single “1950” has the striking lyrics “I like it when we play 1950 / So bold, make them know that you’re with me.” I love how she reflects on the struggles of the queer community in the 50’s and compares that to prejudice and judgments that are still happening today.
“Short Court Style” by Natalie Prass: Luckily, love is not always a story of gloom and doom. Natalie Press writes about trying to keep love strong despite people who try to point out the flaws of other’s relationships. Personally, I love her 80’s style voice and music. She definitely is an artist to look out for.