This Week In Music: Who Runs The World? Female Vocalists
This week–like most weeks, in our opinion–the women of the music industry absolutely killed it. From the harp of Joanna Newsom to the soulful voice of Adele, this week has belonged to the realm of great music with vocals by women who know how to kill the game. There’s a little something for everyone: the heartbroken, the triumphant, and the just plain weird. So here it is, your weekly music round-up. We recommend starting this playlist by listening to “Run The World (Girls)” a few times to get into the spirit of empowerment.
Hello – Adele
Adele is back — and with a Xavier Dolan video, nonetheless! Her new song is basically designed to tug at your heartstrings, but goddamn Adele does it better than anyone else. All hail the queen of vocals, she has returned triumphantly! And with 25 coming out in a little under a month, we can’t wait to emotionally belt her songs after some heartbreak.
Vroom Vroom – Charli XCX
Charli XCX’s next album is apparently “inspired by PC Music” which is a match made in heaven if we’ve ever heard of one. The song, produced by the ever-mysterious SOPHIE, is exactly what you’d want from this kind of collaboration. Bright but heavy at the same time, it’s a perfect song to soundtrack the moves you’ve learned from the “Hotline Bling” video.
Ch-Ching – Chairlift
Can you believe that we’ve gone three years without new music from Chairlift? Well the wait is over with their new single “Ch-Ching.” In the wake of their Bey-created “No Angel” fame, they’re better than we’ve ever heard them. It’s the kind of song that feels like — and is inspired by — walking down the street while you’re on top of the world. While there’s definitely some old school Chairlift quirkiness left in the song, it’s obvious their time in the presence of a Goddess has changed their sound.
Divers – Joanna Newsom
Released today, Joanna Newsom’s new album is so Joanna Newsom is hurts. If you love Joanna Newsom’s fairy like vocals over a harpsichord, you’ll love this album. Although it is pretty weird to listen to the whole thing while thinking “This is probably about her husband, Andy Samberg.”
All My Friends – Snakehips (feat. Tinahse and Chance the Rapper)
Any song with Tinashe vocals is a song you want to hear. And this one’s no different. A catchy hook, a song about wanting to be drunk with your friends, plus a verse from Chance the Rapper? Really, what could be better? It’s unfortunately not a LCD Soundsystem cover but it’s probably the second best thing.
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