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6 Standout Female Singer-Songwriters of 2012
Step aside, Taylor Swift, and make way for this throng of incredibly talented and wonderful young female singer-songwriters coming out of the UK and Australia at the moment. Here are six of our favorites. Who knows, we might have the next Adele on our hands.
Hometown: Wiltshire, England
Album: English Rain
EPs: Home, Never Fade, Acoustic
Top tracks: The Power of Love, Home, Please Don’t Say You Love Me, Keep Pushing Me, Panic Cord
Awards won: #1 on the UK Singles Chart (The Power of Love)
Hometown: Brisbane, Australia
EP: Full Hearts and Empty Rooms
Top tracks: Boy, Jungle, 1000 Sundowns, Bugs, Al’s Song
Awards won: Winner of the Song of the Year, Best Pop Song, and Best Singer-Songwriter Award at the 2011 Queensland Music Awards; Winner of Breakthrough Independent Artist at the 2011 Independent Music Awards
Hometown: Hampshire, England
Label: Warner Bros.
EP: Live in London
Top tracks/covers: People Help the People, Skinny Love, 1901, Shelter, The A-Team, Just a Game
Awards won: Grand Prize and Under-18 Winner (Open Mic UK 2008)
Lianne La Havas
Label: Warner Bros.
Album: Is Your Love Big Enough?
Top tracks: Forget, Is Your Love Big Enough?, Don’t Wake Me Up, Au Cinema, No Room for Doubt, Lost and Found
Awards won: 2012 Mercury Prize (nominated) and the BBC Sound of 2012 (nominated)
Hometown: Surrey, England
Album: Like I Used To
Top tracks: Bikes, Scar, Red Face, Middle of the Bed, Place, Shiver
Awards won: One of indie music’s breakout stars of 2012 (Vogue)
Emily and the Woods
Hometown: London, England
EPs: Eye to Eye, Emily and the Woods
Top tracks: Steal His Heart, Eye to Eye, More Like Me, Handwriting, Never Play
Awards won: Croyden’s Best Unsigned Music Act 2009
WRITTEN BY – Emmy our Ad Sales Account Manager and Music Aficionado.
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