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IWD20: Best New Music

To wrap up this year's International Women's Day celebrations, we've put together an all-female power playlist.

Faye Ducker
  • By Faye Ducker
  • 9 Mar 2020
  • min read

Today we're shining a light on some of the most talented and diverse women within our industry. From heavy dance beats to chilled out R&B, this selection of tracks this week is further proof that women really can do it all. Tune in.

Stealing Sheep - Just Do

With all the doom and gloom this week, Just Do is just what we need to shake us up. The heavy dance track is layered with almost angelic vocals which wouldn't sound out of place in a melodic acoustic ballad, but somehow it works.

Greentea Peng - Ghost Town

Greentea Peng has taken aim at the London housing crisis in her new heartfelt love letter to the city, Ghost Town. We cannot get enough. 

Rina Sawayama - XS

Rina has been busy calling out capitalism with XS. The track is reminiscent of the huge R&B bangers of the late nineties and early noughties but with an edge. The hint of heavy guitars in XS separates it from the pack. 

Kelli-Leigh - Cotton Clouds

If you're wondering why you recognise Kelli-Leigh's impressive vocals, that's because she's featured on a bunch of dance tracks, from I Wanna Feel by Second City to Grammy-nominated I Got U by Duke Dumont and Jax Jones. An infectious pop hit, Cotton Clouds is a track for Kelli-Leigh to call her own.

Malena Zavala - La Yarará

This powerful track is perfectly apt for International Women's Day - La Yarará is a poisonous snake from northern Argentina and also slang for a woman with an attitude. Malena turns this trope on its head, projecting an image of power and we're absolutely here for it.