THE BLUEBELLA HQ PLAYLIST
Who are we listening to at the moment? Delve into our playlist...
The music scene seems to be in its element at the moment, with so many emerging new artists from the UK and around the world blowing everyone away with their talent. What we've noticed lately is that there seems to be more and more female artists - from singers to DJs and bands - who are taking the industry by storm. And we are totally for that. Following on from Haim's recent comment that they want to start an all-girl festival to celebrate girl power, here's a look at which girls we've got on our playlist...
Shura is definitely one of our favourite emerging artists of the year so far and she has won us over with her soulful, tropical-infused R 'n' B. Born and raised in Manchester, she has always had an appetite for music and is now based in London as a singer/songwriter/producer. Having spent the summer performing at some of the UK's top festivals, including Bestival and Latitude, she is fast amassing a huge fanbase. We recently saw her perform at Electric Brixton and she was A-MAZING live. Definitely check her out!
The loveable American sister act Haim kick-started their band in 2006 after growing up in the Californian sun with diverse influences from The Beatles to Motown. Their album 'Days Are Gone' released in 2013 saw the girls rocket up the music ladder and they've shown no signs of slowing down. Since then, their 'new age' pop sounds have a real feel good vibe about them and they have been touring the world, appearing at all the need-to-know festivals such as Glastonbury and Coachella. They're also championing women in music and that's something we love.
This 18-year-old British singer/songwriter is powering through the music scene at the moment with her delicate electronic sounds. After performing on the BBC's Introducing stage at Glastonbury last year, Lapsley has been one of the most highly-tipped artists of the year. Taking things slow however, she has released a couple of EPs - most recently debuting her new single 'Hurt Me' on Annie Mac's Radio 1 show. We love her incredible, emotional vocals mixed with soft electronic beats.
Sia has, of course, got a beautiful voice but we rarely get to see her face. Sia is all about the vocals and her rise to fame led her to protect her personal life and image closely. Whilst shying away from videos, album and magazine covers to performing with her back to the audience (yes, really!), her endearing qualities make us love her even more. After a rollercoaster of music ups and downs, Sia is finally in a direction of success as she has written hit tracks for the likes of Beyonce and Celine Dion, whilst flourishing with her own singing career too. She's just released 'Alive', which we love.
Louisa Rose Allen goes by the name of Foxes and is a singer/songwriter from the UK. She quickly rose to fame after featuring on Zedd's UK hit 'Clarity', which took the electronic dance scene by storm. After releasing hit albums over the past two years, Foxes is now the face of H&M Loves Music 2015 campaign and has been playing live around the country. If she comes to near you, we definitely recommend paying her a visit!