We all love music, right? That’s like…kind of a given here at The Honey POP. But music that perfectly describes what we’re currently feeling? That’s just a whole new level of perfection. And that’s what we’re here to talk about today! Specifically, our topic of choice today is rising artists with a gift for translating emotional moments into songs. With that in mind, we decided to list some of our favorite female artists who have that gift.
Charlotte Plank – ‘Hate Me’
The first lady on the list is newcomer Charlotte Plank. On her debut single ‘Hate Me,’ she talks about how it’s easier to make someone hate you than it is to let them get close. In contrast to the upbeat tempo and funky beat of the song, the lyrics say things like, “I’m gonna make you hate me like I do.” And can we just say…ouch, you didn’t need to call us out like that, Charlotte. Keeping up a permanent wall to hide emotions can be exhausting, and Charlotte Plank gets it.
Madison Cunningham – ‘Life According To Raechel’
Pick up some tissues before this one, folks, because Madison Cunningham’s latest release might actually make you cry. Her latest single, which will be part of her upcoming album, Revealer, ‘Life According To Raechel,’ walks us through one of the hardest moments in Madison‘s life. She says she was afraid of recording the song, which is understandable given the subject, but we love the result! Her words perfectly encapsulate what it feels like to lose a loved one. Did we say enough? Do we remember enough details? There’s no way to know for sure, but this song does help to at least put the feeling into words.
Bailey James – ‘Don’t Need Ya’
Getting out of a bad relationship is definitely something to celebrate. And that’s exactly what Bailey James is doing on her latest single, ‘Don’t Need Ya.’ The country-rock star sends a powerful and direct message to whoever the song is written about: you are no longer needed here, so pack up your stuff and go. And we especially love how not only do the lyrics speak of wanting distance from the other person, but also the melody is so upbeat it’s almost like she’s saying, “I’m happy you’re gone.”
LeAnn Rimes – ‘awakening’
If you haven’t heard of LeAnn Rimes, what are you doing? Seriously. LeAnn is a singer, actress, and author. But right now, we’d like to talk about her as a singer who’s about to release an album titled god’s work on September 16. The latest single off that album she released is ‘awakening,’ which, as the title suggests, is about having an awakening and breaking free from walls we put up ourselves. It’s a powerful anthem, and we can really feel how personal it is to LeAnn, who wrote the song while going through that process herself.
EMELINE – ‘STRUT’
EMELINE is known for writing songs about doing whatever she wants, no matter what people will say. See ‘cinderella’s dead’ for reference. And her latest release, ‘STRUT,’ is no different. Instead of viewing the “walk of shame” as something negative, EMELINE spins the concept on its head and says, “I don’t do the walk of shame, I strut.” That, plus an upbeat melody we can all dance to, makes ‘STRUT’ the ultimate empowerment song. Be sure to check out this awesome music video!
Zola Simone – ‘What It Feels Like’
Love is probably one of the most talked about things in music, and there’s a reason for that. It’s a complex subject that everyone sees differently, so it can be viewed through many different lenses. And we honestly fall in love with every new perspective that’s presented to us, including the one Zola Simone brings up in ‘What It Feels Like,’ which will feature on her next EP, FLOWER. Zola sings about that stage in the relationship where everything is always so exciting, and the person feels like a “summer morning,” as she puts it. All we’re saying is: if you’re not treated like that by your partner, they need to step up their game.
And this concludes our list of rising artists who read our minds to write their songs. We hope you’ve enjoyed it and if you did, please tell us so! You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
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