The sobbing-in-the-shower song that lifts you up when the world feels like it’s crashing down around you. The break-up anthem that’s got you through the ending of the relationship you knew was bad news but held onto anyway. The dancing around your room in your underwear, feeling like the ultimate bad b*tch after a glass of Vino on a Friday night song. The karaoke classic that all the girls grab for a mic upon hearing the first 0.02 seconds of. The song that instantly transports you to warmer climates, cool drink in hand and bopping across a sticky dancefloor. Music is indisputably emotive, and sometimes the difference between a great day or a terrible one, getting the job or freezing mid-interview, and giving your number to the guy you’ve been making eyes with at the bar for the past hour, or avoiding flirtatious glances altogether.
As part of International Women’s Day 2022 we’re extending the celebrations all week long, and today we’re celebrating the brilliant female artists that share their deepest vulnerabilities, loves, losses and everything in between to create music that we feel so deeply connected to. Too often women within the music industry are pitted against each other, with everything from their appearance, weight, red carpet looks and relationships judged under a microscope, being held to impossible standards that would wear even the most self-assured souls down. Today we’re celebrating the unity, connection and ‘I feel so SEEN’ emotions the female artists we know and love create when sharing their art, and took to Instagram to ask YOU which empowering bops always leave you feeling 10/10. The result? A playlist of songs by women we’ve long admired, always there when you need an added pep in your step and slice of joy in your day, and you best believe it will be on repeat in Zoella HQ for the foreseeable.