With the new year getting well underway, we thought we’d give our playlists a shake-up, and what better way to do that than to listen to new female artists on the rise? With so many incredible songwriters and performers out there, it’s hard to know where to go and who to listen to first. We’re here to help with that! If you want a playlist refresh for 2023, here are some female artists who we feel will be dominating our playlists this year (and hopefully the charts too!)
We know the new year is a time to dance and feel free, but we don’t think that energy should be reserved simply for the closing of the year. No! Our goal is to dance through 2023 and beyond, and what a perfect soundtrack Rose Gray has provided. Her new dance-pop single ‘Sun Comes Up’ has encapsulated all the vibes of a sun-soaked summer, and it’s what we need to elevate our vibes. Listening to Rose feels like we’ve been lifted to some ethereal plane of existence. Check out this video of her performing at London’s iconic Printworks venue last month and see if you feel as transported and transcendent as we do!
The even better news is if this tune is right up your street, then you’re going to want to hear that her new EP, Higher Than The Sun, is coming on the first of February to warm up the winter chill. The EP features her latest single ‘Sun Comes Up’ as well as previous singles, ‘Prettier Than You,’ ‘Promise Me’ and her brand new track ‘Ecstasy.’ We cannot wait to play it on repeat! While you’re waiting, you can stream the new single here!
Are you feeling more of a rock vibe this year? Has 2023 got you ready to release your inner rock goddess and head into the pit? We reckon you should be checking out the star that is Madison Cunningham. Her hit ‘Hospital’ has exactly what you’re looking for! Check out her recent performance of the smash single on The Late Late Show with James Corden, where she was joined by the equally iconic Remi Wolf. We could listen to the two of them perform together for hours upon hours and never tire of it.
And the good news just keeps coming! If you thought that performance was as amazing as we did, this is not the last time these musical geniuses will be coming together. If you’ve been keeping an eye on socials since the performance aired, those of you who are eagle-eyed may have noticed Madison teasing a collab with Remi Wolf. The snippet that’s been posted sounds so good, we’ve listened to it like 30 times already. Seriously. Have a listen for yourself!
— Madison Cunningham (@madicunningham) January 17, 2023
If you’re loving Madison’s vibe, you can check out her recent album, Revealer, here!
There’s a good chance, if you’re a fan of a good ballad, that you’re going to fall in love with Ava Lily, another of the amazing female artists on our 2023 playlists. Her latest single ‘Nobody Breaks My Heart Like I Do’ (mood) is simply stunning. The songwriting is mature and self-reflective, and her vocals just pour out emotion. Not to mention her vocal control which is next level. You can stream it here – a warning though, it is very addictive and may bring you to tears. Ava’s voice wraps around you like a silky smooth blanket, allowing you to fall straight into your feelings with this one.
If you’re a fan of what you’ve heard, but the beautiful songwriting style sounds vaguely familiar, you’re probably right. There’s a good chance, as a THP reader, that you’ve heard her writing before. Ava Lily is credited as one of the songwriters on ZAYN’s Icarus Falls album with ‘Common.’ In our eyes, that’s a collaboration of two musical legends. Hopefully, we’ll see Ava Lily’s immense talent being recognized more often in the year ahead, and hey, maybe more collabs in the future!
Next up, we have an anthem for you. It’s body positivity, sex positivity, and it’s everything Chloe Tang stands for; we love it. She is in control of her emotions and her sexuality, and guess what? It’s no one’s business but hers! We love songs like ‘Hoes Have Feelings Too,’ which are so empowering and assertive. Chloe’s vocals are strong and powerful, with a clear control that seems effortless but we know takes a lot of skill.
If you’re absolutely digging Chloe’s music and want to hear songs that helped inspire ‘Hoes Have Feelings Too,’ then luckily, she’s made a handy playlist for you to dig into once you’ve listened through her discography. Chloe has the best energy and such amazing songwriting skills. Everything she’s released so far has been a straight-up vibe, and we can’t wait to see what she comes out with next. This one is for the baddies!
Have you found your new fave female artists for 2023? Let us know your fave songs and link us to your new playlists by Tweeting us @thehoneypop. Or let us know on Facebook or Instagram. We’ll be vibing with these amazing women until we hear from ya!