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There is a lot of music on Soundcloud. Like, a lot. Some of it is unbelievable, some of it has fake plays and some has real plays, some a combination of both. But when i stumbled across a track on a friend’s tumblr that combined all the things i love about music – a good, minimalistic beat, sass, girl power, and, well – it’s on fleek [urbandictionary that shit]

The real truth of the matter is that women are kicking ass in music. It’s becoming more socially and culturally acceptable for women to stand up for themselves in art – whilst portraying an independent, sensual, sexually liberated and expressive persona. New artist Alessia does just this. “I don’t need a boyfriend, so you can go back, please enjoy your party I’ll be here somewhere in the corner under clouds of marijuana with this boy who’s hard but i can’t hardly hear… I don’t wanna get with you.”

Genre constriction is blurring the lines between rock and pop – hip hop and rap, urban singer-songwriter – none of it really means anything anymore. A song is a song. “Here” is an infectious, vibey track that is sure to get you bouncing in your car or lighting up and laying low on a Friday night.

It should also be noted that Alessia’s delivery and phrasing is not to be ignored. She raps whilst singing – something that many pop urban artists try to pull off and fail. “Forgive me if i seem uninterested, no i’m not listening, no i’m indifferent. But since my friends are here i just came to kick it. But really, I’d rather be at home by myself.” Girl, we feel you. We’ll be keeping a close watch on this mysteriously sensual and independent artist in the future.


Article: Hillary Barleaux


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