LISTEN: Women You Need To Hear
Hey Listen is all about trying to find your new favorite artist. We get it, it can be hard to filter through what you like, but we curated a list of women breaking through the industry that you need to add in your next Apple Music or Spotify playlist.
Mahalia is a U.K native whose sound is cultivating timeless R&B tracks. Her latest single, “No Reply,” puts on a perfect display of her lyricism. Her music doesn’t shy away from being personal at all and her overall dynamic showcases the appeal of listening to her personal diary.
Brooklyn native and Fools Gold signee, Leaf is an artist that needs to be on your radar. She delivers high quality, upbeat and aggressive tracks back to back. Her debut album, Trinity, is consistent throughout. She keeps the theme of a grimy production that’s expressed through deep bass and can get anyone in the mood to fight. Needless to say, Leaf can provide you with back to back bangers.
88 Rising’s pop-R&B singer, songwriter, and producer Niki, also makes this list. With the release of her debut album, Zephyr, Niki delivers the R&B-Pop crossover everyone needs. On her track, ‘Vintage,’ she reminisces about a former lover in the most upbeat way possible. Zephyr is packed with an overall late night summer vibe and must be added to your playlist this summer.
After discovering her feature on ‘Ikuyo’ from Kyle’s debut album, Light of Mine, I needed to find out more! The L.A based trilingual rising pop sensation, Sophia Black, makes the list of Hey Listen’s badass women in music. Her self-titled E.P varies from pop to R&B but all the tracks keep up with the same consistent theme of being bubbly.
Tommy is the ‘it’ girl. Everybody wants to be Tommy, her carefree and never give a fuck attitude is what Tommy is the ‘it’ girl. Everybody wants to be Tommy, her carefree and never give a fuck attitude is what draws us to her. Tommy channels influences of punk and hip-hop through her unique sound.draws us to her. Tommy channels influences of punk and hip-hop through her unique sound.