As a singer-songwriter I feel it is essential to support other artists and to constantly be inspired by the music they are creating. When I do this I feel my creative juices running at a higher frequency. Listening to new music and falling in love with all different genres, voices and lyrics is something I love doing. This week I have a few new artists I feel incredibly inspired by and, ok fine, I’ll admit it – I’m super girl crushing over!
The first artist I would like to mention is Kelsey Karter. Kelsey is a soul-pop singer from New Zealand. When I listen to her songs I feel like I am listening to a modern Billie Holiday with a Janis Joplin attitude. The latest track she released that I am obsessing over is called “Too Many Hearts to Break.” From the lyrics to the 60’s video vibe it just all works. I have been super inspired by Kelsey. I can’t wait for her next single! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-A6eTl8OdA
Another artist I’ve been moved by lately is Baby Raptors. Baby Raptors is a retro 80’s dance pop singer who is based in Brooklyn, like me! Hey, girl hey. Her songs are edgy, colorful and fun! All I do when I listen to her music is DANCE! I feel like I’ve stepped into 13 Going On 30 when Jennifer Garner is singing and dancing to “Love is a Battlefield”. The song I’ve been girl crushing over is called “Lostboi” which is a single off of her latest EP. Girl, keep doing you! I am totally digging it and feel super inspired after listening to your tracks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBSh8bZ_LZg
The last, but certainly not least, artist I have been girl crushing over this week is LA based, Noir- pop singer- songwriter Maiah Manser. Her powerful songs send chills up your spine. I recently saw her live in New York City and I was beyond mesmerized. From her songwriting, to piano playing and passionate vocals I just loved the whole thing. I am super obsessed with two songs in particular off of her latest EP Second Skin titled “Top of My Lungs” and “Second Skin.” I know every lyric to those songs and just really love everything about her and her art. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mgyncYKTBk
My girl crushing this week was filled with super, badass artists who continue to inspire me every day. I hope you listen to their music, check out their videos and feel the same way as I do. Who runs the world? GIRLS and these are just a few who have inspired me this week.