I don’t usually listen to female fronted bands, but that’s changed a bit recently. While I still love some angry music, Nine Inch Nails, Pantera, Ministry, Type O Negative and so forth, age is softening me.
I’ve been enjoying some wonderful female singers lately and want to share the love:
Florence + The Machine
Her voice is just so powerful, the lyrics incredible, and the music is definitely not soft and cuddly.
Then there’s Lissie
It’s such a beautiful song that can just bring you to your knees. She’s got some real joy too.
Cat Power has some great songs:
She reminds me so much of one of my all-time favorites, Mazzy Star:
What a haunting voice! It just floors you.
I was recently introduced to Girl in a Coma. They’re a bit more lively, and man can these girls do some covers!
They have their own material as well:
And then there’s Regina Specktor. Some of her stuff is fantastic, unfortunately, some of it seems artsy for the sake of being artsy. Here’s a fantastic song:
Metric is another fantastic band with a female lead:
And that’s not to mention Janis and Tori!
What’s your favorite female singer?