Oh heyyyy, Jen here, coming at you early with another #WCW to get your #HumpDay bumping. Name the child after me. Too far? Never. Without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to the seductive sounds of Lianne La Havas:

Critics describe La Havas as a massage for your eardrums. And by critics, I mean me. She’s a powerhouse songwriter and vocalist, who sounds just as polished in real life as she does on her albums:

La Havas infuses soulful enthusiasm into her indie-folk beats. It’s a combination that, with her effortless vocal runs, made La Havas a Prince protégé. The quality of her sound far exceeds that of more relevant indie stars, so I can only presume that her cookie-cuter branding holds her back in a society that deems talent on an Instagrammable, aesthetic scale ie: plump lips and purple hair to match the offbeat sounds. Lianne La Havas is so much more than X amount of Instagram followers: she’s a musician through and through, who deserves to reign supreme!

Now sit back, relax, and enjoy the harmonies of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, the dynamic lead vocalists in Lucius:

There’s something nostalgic about their sound, an 80s throwback that swells in emotionally- charged choruses balanced by whimsically girlish verses.

Joining Roger Waters for his summer tour, Lucius seems to be hinting at something new. Remember their name: Lucius is on the verge of mainstream stardom.

Georgia Josiena Nott is the vocalist behind BROODS. I solemnly swear that this will be stuck in your head for the next week and a half:

Broods isn’t a new sound. But Nott’s charmingly sweet vocals are contagious, reminiscent of a young Ellie Goulding with a hint of Lorde. Broods is seemingly less produced than some of her predecessors. It’s all strategic, a ploy to keep her songs on rotation in your brain.

Let’s switch it up a bit with my latest obsession, Lil Simz:

How incredible is she?! I’M SCREAMING! Where do I even begin? Lil Simz spits gold and WE’RE NOT WORTHY! She’s only 25, but it’s already clear that Lil Simz is climbing the ranks of rap hierarchy.

Lil Simz is an articulate storyteller supported by stellar production. She successfully balances viscous hits like “Venom” with more mainstream hip hop tunes like “Selfish,” and she’s setting a new standard for rap artists everywhere.

Last but not least, Megan Markwick and Elizabeth Somerville of IDER:

IDER mixes catchy beats with angelic, wispy harmonies. If Tegan and Sara had a baby with Lucius that grew up in Echo Park, IDER would be that baby:

There you have it, just a handful of badass indie babes, who should, and will, become festival headlining sensations. Have a #WCW?! Drop her name below!


It’s officially #WCW, when we honor some badass boss ladies in today’s music scene. Your Spotify playlist needs nurturing, and yes, I’M LOOKING AT YOU COACHELLA HEADLINERS! “No female headliners are you f*cking serious?!” *Chugs wine.* Here are the bangers you didn’t know you needed. Don’t worry, you can thank me later. Cue Olivia O’Brien:

I first discovered Olivia on a little song “i hate u, i love u.” You heard?

Her pop-funk fusion and catchy lyrics will have you converting your comb into a microphone, belting sweet nothings to your reflection. Or maybe that’s just me… Moving right along!

In just a few years, and at only twenty years old, Olivia has risen from aspiring Soundcloud cover-artist to Coachella performer. Let’s hope she snags one of those headlining slots someday soon. And speaking of powerhouse women…

Bishop Briggs alt-rock, stage-stealing vocals first caught our ears and stole our hearts on “River”.

Briggs is a powerhouse vocalist, who fearlessly experiments with genres and unabashedly expresses vulnerability in her lyrics. Her second album, Champion, is the lion’s roar we craved from this songstress.

Give us a tour soon Bishop, we need you!

Now SUE ME, Noah Cyrus doesn’t get enough credit. OKAY, I said it. And I meant it!

My appreciation for Cyrus was a journey. Admittedly, I couldn’t help but compare Noah’s label- appeasing hits to Miley’s Bangerz. *See what I did there?!* But on “Lonely,” Noah comes in swinging. There’s an authenticity, a palpable pain that makes us feel guilty for judging her in the first place. Moving forward, I’ll withhold judgment and let the sounds speak for themselves.

Happy Birthday to me, Sasha Sloan released this poppy mood-booster on, you guessed it, my birthday! *December 4th, I love cupcakes.*

Sasha is a reddit success story, who dropped her Soudcloud link onto a viral photo of herself. We stan an entrepreneurial creative! Sasha has since written for Camila Cabello, released several EPs, and is gearing up for her debut album. Her career just started, and I promise I’m not jealous that she’s had more success in the last year than I’ve had since college…

In today’s addition of “brooding badasses,” Charlotte Lawrence combines the catchiness of Robyn with the edginess of Billie Eilish for a sound that’s reminiscent of a modern Britney Spears. I knowwww, I’m all over the place here! But hear me out: She’s got the “It” factor. I mean COME ON, just look at this song title:

I love the dichotomy here between Charlotte’s angelic voice and the jarring lyrics coming out of her mouth. It takes a moment to process, but the orchestral flourishes guide you along.

Step aside Mac Demarco, we’ve got some rising Divas on our hands. Shoutout your #WCW in the comments below.