As weird as it sounds, 2017 is quickly coming to an end – and I honestly can’t be more excited to start the new year. 2017 was weird in general – I graduated college and started “real life,” I moved home, started working full time and had a lot of personal crises about the state of our world. I definitely started questioning whether or not it was worth my time continuing to write and create things to share with the world, but I knew that letting that go would just make me unhappy.
I think that 2017 was a great year for art, I continuously find myself being extremely inspired about new music, television and movies – but I think that I’m ready to look towards what’s next (but be sure to keep looking out for my 2017 Music Recap posts).
2017 has been a great year for music so far and there’s no signs that it’ll be stopping anytime soon. Some of my favorite artists have released new music this year and I’ve already been working on compiling my list of favorite albums of the year.
Recently, I have been discovering a wide variety of female musicians who have been viral sensations, and I was so impressed with their skills and artistry that I knew I had to write a blog post about it. It’s always empowering for me to see female musicians, especially since so many of the ones I am featuring in this post are close to my age. Although I show no signs of personally having a successful singing career, it’s always nice to see other female succeeding in music and it’s something that I will forever be passionate about.
Below are five female musicians that I see shaping the future of pop music for years to come. I hope you enjoy this read and I hope I get you inspired to check them out on your own!
One of my favorite things about summer is all the new, fun, exciting jams that are perfect for the warm weather. I’ve had a lot of luck this time around with having a really easy time finding new music that I like to make this playlist grow into something huge!
I’ve also posted my summer playlists two years in a row (this being the third), so this is a fun tradition for me. Click these links to check out my 2015 and 2016 playlists.
There are albums that you enjoy, that you listen to multiple times immediately after they are released and encourage your friends to listen to. There are albums created by musicians that you’ll support on tour and see the live show, you’ll post a tweet or a boomerang of the show and that’ll be that. But there are also albums that you feel are so poignant in your life in the specific moment that they are released that will become staples in your music library for the rest of your life.
September 20, 2010 was an important day for pop culture – even if you don’t know it.
Just over 7.5 years ago, Harry Styles – previously known as one fifth of the massively successful, brilliantly devised boy band otherwise known as One Direction – auditioned for the British television show The X Factor. At just sixteen years old, Styles is hardly recognizable to the multidimensional superstar that he has become – appearing onstage with a mop of brown curly hair, wearing a taupe cardigan and matching scarf, quietly sharing his college plans – (he was going to study sociology, law and business in University) – and that he developed his passion for music after becoming the singer of his high school band, “White Eskimo.”
For those of us who consider ourselves to be avid music fans, it was quite the overwhelming weekend for new releases.
As we already know (and I already wrote about), Lorde came out from hiding and released her first new material since 2014, “Green Light,” on Thursday afternoon, officially announcing her second album, Melodrama, was on the way.