At our site in the last 2 weeks, we have gotten the greatest influx of female artists I’ve ever seen anywhere. They are not just your normal indies, some of these ladies are advanced to the point I seriously think a half dozen or so of them have the talent to overtake the Rihannas and Beyonces and Gagas. They are smarter, far better songwriters, and you learn a lot about life listening to their tunes, seriously. I had problems putting them in order because they’re all amazing, so I just let that alone. I can’t even mention them all, there are too many. They are also very different. I’m going to take a shot at including the ones that impacted me the most and I have listened quite a lot. Am only going to talk about their music here and leave aside the peripheral image stuff. I’d really like to take claim for these women as IMP‘s own but that would be selfish, they belong to the world. I only hope they remember this site on their journey down the road as the first place who understood how fucking great they are. I don’t want these artists to linger in indie obscurity, it’s unfair. But sadly, most of them will. That’s the age we’re in. But we get to know and we get to enjoy them.
DeMonicka – okay I’m going to list her first because she has as of now 5 total quality songs on her page. On top of that she has something to say, and she says it greatly. She is a great singer and great songwriter. I am a lyrics guy myself and the lyrics to 2 of her songs, 21st Century and David, are just shockingly brilliant. Too bad the major labels don’t care about songwriting, she is a great big star right now, let me be the first to say it.
Denquar – She’s only brought one song to our world thus far but the video is captivating, she is a powerhouse, the likes of which we don’t run into often. From the first breath on Nothing Like You I feel my neck start to tingle, the combination of her voice and her verbal mastery is I think something I’ve never heard before in the blues. I suspect any rational man could love a girl like her. 🙂
Taiacore – This is a couple. Marta Tai the singer gets you right away in the first damn line of the song. Shit if I heard a song like this on American hit radio I’d think I died and went to heaven! It’s actually reached #1 in the IMP All Genres chart. I love her ease, her cool. Her husband is fabulous too. Like she says on the song page, they deserve it all.
Chloe Collins – She is the indie pop queen, at 16. The power of her voice could rule the universe. Her song My Goodbye, my god, the unbridled sincerity.. Somebody needs to get that song in a movie and soon. I’m pretty pessimistic about the world and society and all but I just listened to this song again and I have a hopefulness. Greater days are ahead. I feel it coming, just hearing Chloe.
Francesca Tamellini – Her productions are no-frills in the best kinda way but moreso, there’s something about her that reminds me of a young Carole King. She really doesn’t need more than voice and piano to carry off these well-crafted, intelligent songs. “Don’t baby me, I’m not baby anymore.” Her songs put me in a dreamy trance. Her musical instincts are fabulous.
Caitlin Davis – Her song You Learn To Live Without is another that absolutely someday must be a theme song to a movie. She is 13 but she tells us about the world, I saw the video and had visions of a new culture ahead. Amazingly powerful voice, she is a star already but the world just doesn’t know yet.
Michèle Raffaele – She’s remarkably articulate, her singing is manic with a purpose, she delivers the song Not Lost In You like noone has delivered a song, ever.. What can I say? She’s unreal talented. I’ve never heard a song like this in my life. She’s what Tori Amos wished she could be but never could.
What, I’m 7 lady artists in and still in total greatness territory. but wait, I got more!
Kaity Rae – Kaity’s already getting real radio airplay, is on the verge of another eschelon so she’s a little different from the others – but talent-wise, she is so good at country music I think she will cross over into the pop realm pretty easily. Great assured voice. Great hit song called Before I Knew that is hooky as ya get.
Sru – Sru has a pretty amazing first song on the site called Time. A movie theme. Big-building electronic aural experience. Great musical instincts, she’s very creative. Is she really only 16? She brings some very adult emotions to the table here. Has as much potential as pretty much any lady on this list.
Trez – Her voice grabs ya from the 1 second mark too, and placed within a state-of-the-art backdrop, in her song Live My Life.. well, that song would kick the can of any of the current top 10 on Billboard.
Rivita – What is your heart beating for? Why, it’s to listen to a voice like this singing songs that sound like iconic tunes from the 60s and 70s. There is this sweet edge to her voice that warms me to the core.
Betty Moon – Here’s the superb soul singer on the list. Betty brings it. I tend to think those who excel at soul music were born with it running thru their pores and that’s clearly the case here with her song Feel the Pressure. “Give in to it.”
Lucy – Here’s an 8 year-old young lady whose singing has more verve and charisma than Miley Cyrus ever had as a child star. The song The Magical Mirror itself is pretty elaborate too. Lucy totally delivers, her future I’m sure will be huge.
Elly Hadaway – A dynamic folk singer who writes songs that should be sang at campfires all over the woods of the world.
Seren Jade – Last but not least is this 10 year old prodigy with a fully grown voice. I heard her song and said wow.
There are even more I don’t have room to mention. Behold the overwhelming motherlode of female talent who arrived at IMP shining like stars and exploding like fireworks.