Women in Music
March 30, 2017
“Man! I Feel Like a Woman” by Shania Twain, “I’m Every Woman” by Chaka Khan, “Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves” by Eurythmics, these are only a very small amount of the female empowerment anthems and the incredible women who brought them to us. As we near the end of Women’s History Month, we’ll take a look and spotlight some favorite female musicians.
Originally a child-star, Lewis then branched into the music world where she started off in the band Rilo Kiley as the lead singer. Eventually going solo, releasing three albums. In her last album, The Voyager, she penned “Just One Of The Guys”, which is pretty self-explanatory and resonates a lot with today’s era of female empowerment.
We’ve featured her before and will do it again because she lands as one of my favorites in music. Her unique music and the lyrics make her such a talented artist taking electronic and pop and using her Latin roots to create her own style. Her song “Woman Is a Word” is also one of my go-to girl power jams, really making a point to say how women have been seen as an object for so long and it’s time for a change.
The French electronic pop solo artist was one of my favorite discoveries. Her music is that relaxing atmospheric sound that is influenced by her love of theatre, singing and dance. Her song “Tilted” is by far one of my favorite tracks at the moment and it is refreshing to see it being heard in other parts of the world and the women making a name for themselves over there.
And of course, there are always artists like Stevie Nicks, Alanis Morissette, Annie Lennox, Debbie Harry and more iconic women in music that we all owe a huge nod due to their resilience in what was mainly a male-dominated business and paving the way for so many of our favorite female musicians we have today.
And as an end to Women’s History Month, let’s remember that, in the words of Audre Lorde, “women are powerful and dangerous.”