August’s New Womxn Music Round-Up

New summer music is here! And female artists from all genres have dropped some great albums and singles in the past month. With Taylor Swift’s album, Folklore, and Billie Eilish’s new single, My Future, hitting the charts, we are here to share some female artists and bands that you may have missed.

Top Picks
Jump Rope Gazer – The Beths

From the New Zealand pop-rock band comes an upbeat, glimmering, and heartfelt sophomore album, Jump Rope Gazer. Tackling feelings of insecurity and self-doubt through power-pop choruses, band leader Elizabeth Strokes reflects on the push and pulls of life. (Click on the link to go to a group’s website or Instagram page.)

Women in Music Pt. III – HAIM
With a wide range of melodies and styles more nuanced and self-aware than any of their previous work, HAIM’s new album, WIMIII, brings visual and personal stories to life. The three sisters let their individual voices stand out, while still working collectively to open up about their own experiences.

Song 33 – Noname
Her open, honest, and soft but cut-throat lyrics have gotten much recognition and Song 33 is no different. Written and produced within a few days the song makes reference to George Floyd, Toyin Salau, and her critics while speaking on the disproportionate targeting and scrutinization of black women, calling for more unity and solidarity.

Care – beabadoobee
The Filipino-born British songwriter, beabadoobee, released her single and music video for Care, which thrives on its dream-pop groove. An open letter expressing disdain to those who garner fake sympathy sets a strong tone for her upcoming album, Fake It Flowers

New Albums / EPs

  •  Everything Is Beautiful / Everything Sucks – Princess Nokia
  • Saint Cloud – Waxahatchee
  • Goods the EP – Shira Elias
  • La vita nuova – Christine and the Queens
  • Hypochondriac – Laundry
  • Mary of the North – Caiti Baker
  • Petals for Armour – Hayley Williams

New Singles

  • midnight love – girl in red
  • Crowd – Silver Sphere
  • Idiot – Kira Puru
  • Its Bugsnax – Kero Kero Bonito
  • I Would Find You – Oceanator
  • Alike – MIRSY
  • Mad at Disney – salem ilese
  • Big Wheel – Samia
  • Bussin 2.0 (with Saweetie) – Tay Money
  • Khaos x4 – Poppy
  • Moon Eyes – cehryl
  • strongboi – strongboi

Opening photo: Matias N Reyes on Unsplash

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