Femme Tracks #2

Steamroller by Phoebe Bridgers

I loved her voice the second I heard it. I heard about her because it was announced she’ll be coming to a festival in my city. This indie-pop powerhouse supported the incredibly talented Julien Baker on her 2016 East Coast Tour. Bridgers grew up in Pasadena, California and attended a prestigious Los Angeles County High School for the Arts to study music. She recently released her debut album Stranger in the Alps back in September 2017. My favourite song is from an earlier EP so I've embedded that one below. 

Part of me wants you / But most of me needs you / So I won’t fall unless you ask me

Raindrops by Gabrielle Shonk

I find it incredible how Gabrielle Shonk makes her voice sound so effortless. The first song I heard was “Habit” but quickly fell for “Raindrops”. Shonk grew up in Quebec listening to The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. Her dad is a blues musician so she grew up listening to Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Al Green and Otis Redding. Shonk released her self-titled debut album in September of last year.

Raindrops dripping down my window / I just watch the wind blow away the leaves / Leaves are drifting down the pavement / It feels like my soul in so many ways

Jungle by Tash Sultana

If you don't know who Tash Sultana is chances are you’ve been living under a rock. About a year ago the YouTube video below surfaced on my Facebook and took my breath away a woman busking on a street corner in Melbourne with come record crates, a guitar, a whole lotta tech and a voice like I’ve never heard. She shredded, she looped and UGH! I can’t even really say anymore you just have to listen BUT her latest EP Instrumentals was released in November of 2017. Also just found out while I was writing this blog that this powerhouse is only 22-years-old.

How ‘bout these notions / Hmm, they’re deep as ocean / Calling out my name / Screaming out in vain / Singing Hallelujah