The current music scene is a good one and a big part of it comes from the female lead singers. Unlike other popular trends in music where they all come from the same part of the world, these five bands span the globe.
Chvrches – Scotland
Three-piece Scottish band Chvrches, pronounced “churches,” had a hit in 2013 with “The Mother We Share.” A band with a lot of potential for growth, Chvrches could be this generation’s The Cranberries. The band’s lead singer, Lauren Mayberry, has an innocent voice that blends well with the music the band produces. It will not be long before this trio becomes one of the most in-demand bands in the world.
Lorde – New Zealand
Few musicians have jumped from obscurity to worldwide sensations like Lorde did in 2013. Beginning with her biggest hit “Royals” she created fans from all demographics. Lorde’s music simply cannot be defined which is one of the best things any musician can do. The best news of all for fans is that Lorde is still a teenager. We have decades of music left for this girl to create and if we are lucky, very few breakdowns along the way.
Of Monsters and Men – Iceland
Not nearly as strange as fellow Icelander Bjork, Of Monsters and Men is another band with a female lead singer you should know. Singing duties are in fact shared by Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir and her male counterpart Ragnar Þórhallsson. Their biggest hit “Little Talks” quickly became a phenomenon on Philadelphia radio before blowing up all over the United States. We can expect a lot of the same when the band releases a follow-up to their first album, “My Head is an Animal.”
Halestorm – United States
The United States is the home to some of the world’s greatest musicians. One in particular worth paying attention to is Halestorm from Red Lion, Pennsylvania. Led by Lzzie Hale, Halestorm is quite possibly the best pure rock band around with a female singer around today. Hale’s voice is simply unmatched and has the perfect amount of attitude. This band’s songs about broken hearts are as in-your-face as anything out there which is a nice change from some of the sap put out there by other artists.
The Naked and Famous – New Zealand
Fellow New Zealanders to Lorde, The Naked and Famous has a far different sound yet still has the ability to cross over multiple demographics just like she can. The band’s female lead singer is the talented Alisa Xayalith. Still young to mainstream success they have already had multiple hits with “Young Blood,” “I Kill Giants,” and “Punching in a Dream.”