Harley Olivia + 9 best new female voices around
It doesn’t take very far to understand that women have never had the same privileges as men in terms of having their voices heard. Talking about country music, a territory until today, 2022, inhospitable to women, we can count the pioneers in this market on our fingers. Off the top of my head, all I remember is Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline. In pop music, the thing gets even worse, as the objectification of the female body often ends up contributing to leaving music in second place. A situation that Lily Allen mocked so well on “Hard Out Here”:
If you’re not a size six and you’re not good looking
Well, you better be rich or be real good at cooking
You should probably lose some weight ’cause we can’t see your bones
You should probably fix your face or you’ll end up on your own
For better or for worse, this time is passing, and for me, who am part of the “Baby Boomer” generation (and, therefore, born, grew up and will certainly die surrounded by sexist values, no matter how hard I try to deal with all of them today), it is such a damn relief to be able to make another list like this, of exceptional women with beautiful voices, each in their own way and style. Yes, they are also gorgeous, each one in their own way, but that is totally irrelevant in the face of the art they give us. The beauty, in this case, is concentrated in the timbre, in the hoarse voice, in the ability that each one of them has to move us, to touch the macho deep inside, where it hurts, and take a tear.
So, let’s start with Harley Olivia, an artist who, more than having rock and roll in her veins, has a charisma that makes it almost impossible to get her out of our minds.
Harley Olivia broke onto the scene as the front woman for heavy metal and circus punk bands known for their high energy and wild antics. er former band Anthems In Ashes was crowned champion of the Jack Daniel’s Supporting Act Competition, leading them into the studio with JUNO Award-Winning Producer Siegfried Meier. The result was a well-received album with fans and media, including an interview and special feature of their single “Hunger” in Fireworks Magazine (UK). During the lockdown of 2020, Harley launched a YouTube channel focused on putting her spin on her favourite songs. Her cover of Annie Lennox’s “Into The West” from Lord of the Rings amassed over 28K views and counting, reaching an adoring new audience from around the world. Harley is once again teaming up with Siegfried Meier to record and produce her debut solo EP entitled Hiding Little Pieces, which she describes as creating her own hybrid mix of pop-rock-fusion.
Now, here are some other names you should look for:
Ava Della Pietra
Bonus: Lucy Morgan
Ok, then. I left Lucy Morgan out of this count because even I, as a journalist, have my right to be a fan sometimes… Shame on me, right? Whatever…. The thing is: I’m a fan of this woman. In addition to being friendly, she is a true worker at the service of culture, an inexhaustible creative source, as well as a bucolic and unique model of beauty. She writes good music. She makes me laugh even when she makes me cry. Get ready that we will certainly have an article of her own here.
Now tell us, which one did you like the most?