Say hello our fave up-and-coming ladies of 2014!
We’re not even two full weeks into 2014, so we still feel like we’re allowed to talk about the new year like it’s a “thing,” Specifically, if the “thing” we’re referring to is all the totally rad ladies that are slated to kill the pop music game in the next 12 months!
Just in case you’re not totally clear, we’re talking up-and-coming U.K. songstress Elli Ingram, Jhené Aiko and Tori Kelly, prolific singer-songwriter Kate Davis, and tons more of our favorite females poised to take over music this year.
So without further ado, we present our picks for the 15 Fresh Females Who Will Rule Pop In 2014! Oh, and please see us after about signing our petition to officially designate 2014 as “The Year Of THE LADY!” Thx.
Who: Jhené Aiko
Where She’s From: Los Angeles
Why She’s Going To Rule 2014: Don’t get us wrong — 2013 was good to Jhené Aiko. Despite compulsively repeatable, brooding tracks like “The Worst,” from her Sail Out EP, we’re still waiting on this music industry vet’s debut LP. Thankfully, that long-awaited collection will finally drop in 2014, and we’re ready on every level.
Who: Georgia Nott of BROODS
Where She’s From: Auckland, New Zealand
Why She’s Going To Rule 2014: If you haven’t yet familiarized yourself with BROODS’ utterly infectious brand of synth-pop (think if St. Lucia and Ellie Goulding became more than friends) then you’re lucky we’re here to help. Georgia Nott’s pitch-perfect, ethereal lead vocals (is she always in an acoustically amazing church or shower?!) have already secured her a place in 2014’s pop hierarchy.
BROODS’ first single, “Bridges” debuted in the Top 10 on New Zealand’s charts this month, and we’d be lying if we said we didn’t also admire one of their famous fans: Lorde. The “Team” singer even tweeted about BROODS last year, which basically guarantees a pop culture groundswell.
+ Listen to BROODS’ “Bridges.”
Who: Mandy Lee of MisterWives
Where She’s From: The Bronx
Why She’s Going To Rule 2014: We’ve already crowned MisterWives “the new golden children of pop music” ever since we developed an unhealthy addiction to trio’s “Reflections,” which, by they way, was just chosen as iTunes’ “Single Of The Week. (Coincidence? Probably not.)
There’s basically no way that this upcoming year won’t be a doozy for gifted (and gorgeous) lead singer Mandy Lee and her dudes. Oh, and considering the troupe has plans to record their debut disc this year as well, it’s possible that total world destruction may also be in the cards for 2015, too.
+ Listen to MisterWives’ “Reflections.”