Most of the bands you see now a days are compiled of 4+ guys who started in their basement and are now playing in arenas, but what about females? In the last few years, female artists have emerged more and more. There are many benefits to females in bands- and no, I don’t mean more guys come to drool over them on stage. With media’s portrayal of females nowadays, it’s hard to find positive role models that won’t have girls wanting to swing from wrecking balls. There are quite a few positive female role models for girls in the Alternative/Rock/Pop scene.
Ariel Bloomer of Icon for Hire
Recently Icon for Hire released a new song titled “Now You Know”, which talks about how it is to be a female in the music world and how it’s become a genre now. She makes points, like I mentioned before, saying, “Cause with a girl in our band people don’t look away”. You can tell she really got her feelings out with this song and she is right, there is a stereotype with females in bands. I’m glad she breaks that 4th wall, so to speak, and isn’t afraid to say what she thinks.
While at this year’s Warped tour, Bebe Rexha spoke extensively on not letting anyone tell you that you cannot do something, explaining that she was told no one would like her music; then Eminem and Rihanna made her song “Monsters”, which has been nominated for multiple awards and sold 2,224,000 copies in nine weeks. Before the song, she had fallen into a deep depression and, instead of taking the medications many teens get prescribed for similar situations, she sat and wrote songs. “Monster” being one of them.
Jenna McDougall of Tonight Alive
of Tonight Alive If you have ever been to a Tonight Alive concert you know the kind of emotion that Jenna puts into her performance, but she also sends out a very strong message of acceptance: that you shouldn’t worry about what everyone else thinks about you, like how you look physically or how you dress. You should be able to dye your hair crazy colors or get piercings without fear of judgment from others. Her song “Amelia” also discusses dealing with grief, whether it is a loved one or a stranger: “We’ll never let go of you//Wish you were here, but it’s becoming clear//That Earth’s just not the place for an angel like you”.
Lynn Gunn of PVRIS
On June 26th, Gay Marriage was legalized in all 50 states and many artists spoke out on the issues showing support. Among those were Lynn of PVRIS, who made a statement on stage before their set. She is never afraid to speak her mind and her views, even when in the public eye all the time. In her speech she says, “Believe in whatever you want, just spread love and be positive”.
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