By: Staff –
To celebrate the release of Andria Piperni’s new Who’s Counting? EP, the emerging singer-songwriter curated a brand new curated Spotify playlist featuring alternative soul/R&B by women that more people should know about, which you can stream below.
“As a female artist myself, nothing inspires me more than hearing music from other women in this genre,” said Piperni. “Although I’m also influenced by R&B from the 90s and 00s, discovering and listening to some of the more current and up-and-coming artists is really what gets me excited to create and develop my own sound. This playlist is a curated collection of some of my recent favourites.”
Zeauxi – “July on Film”
Okay, so I heard this song for the first time in 2019, and I was obsessed. It was one of those songs that I played on repeat for days (maybe weeks?) because I couldn’t get enough of it. I think that was my 2019 track of the summer.
Eloise – Hungover
I would put all of Eloise’s songs on this playlist if I could! I discovered her when she opened for Bruno Major in Montreal back in 2018. Just her and her guitar, she absolutely blew me away. Her jazzy melodies and brilliant lyrics never fail to inspire me – I highly recommend you check out more of her music!
LOONY – “raw”
This song is suuuch a vibe. LOONY’s sound is a fusion of all my favourite things. Plus she’s Canadian like me. ❤ Warning: this song will probably get stuck in your head.
Colette Lush – “Say Less”
I believe I discovered Colette Lush on my Discover Weekly playlist (thanks Spotify!). I love her voice. I don’t know if Lush is her real last name, but when I think of this song, it’s really fitting. Also, I just really like the concept behind “say less”. Gives me an instant vibe.
Pip Millet – “Try a Little Tenderness”
Yes, this is the song you think it is! Ughhh, what a sick cover. It’s hard not to make a grooving stank face when you listen to this song… Not much more to say about it.
Daniela Andrade – “Ayayai”
So I’ve been following Daniela Andrade since her YouTube cover days. It’s been so cool to watch her grow and evolve as an artist (especially now that she’s based in my city, Montreal!). She has such a unique sound and now produces a lot of her work as well. The visual side of her art is also really brilliant. Enjoy this little Spanish number!
Hope Tala – “Blue”
Honestly, it was so hard to choose which song of hers to include (so please go listen to all of them). I chose this one because it was the first one I discovered. Her R&B bossa nova blend is so damn good. She’s creating something I haven’t really heard from anyone else.
Lianne La Havas – “Paper Thin”
What a voiceee. The kind that just makes you feel something, you know? This song reminds me that less is more, and that there doesn’t necessarily need to be a lot going on to express a lot of emotion.
Raveena – “Honey”
I love Raveena. I can listen to her all day long. So chill and soothing and emotive. I felt very inspired by her while I was working on my song “Take You” (from my EP “Who’s Counting?”). I was really striving for that warm, calming vibe.
Laufey – “James”
Imagine your old crooning favourites but in modern times… that’s Laufey. Buttery, silky, velvety – all the yummy adjectives. And the harmonies, oof. I can’t wait to hear more from her.
Ashe – “Moral of the Story”
Okay fineee, this isn’t really an R&B song. But I wanted to include it because it’s just so good. The writing and the emotion behind it, wow. When I was writing my song “Who’s Counting?”, I would often think of this song by Ashe, because it was a little different from what I usually write. It was a little atypical, and a lot heavier. I wanted my song to move people the way hers had moved me. If you haven’t heard it yet, it’s out now so check it out and let me know what you think! 🙂