This International Women’s Day I’m thinking about all those female artists making it in an industry that isn’t always female friendly.
I’m listening to BBC Radio 6, enjoying a whole day of music courtesy of female artists. It’s got me thinking of all the amazing women I’ve seen and listened to over the years – and here’s one whose caused a sensation – in a good way – with her last album, and is currently on a sold-out tour. Self Esteem has made incredible strides since her amazing album Prioritise Pleasure was released in 2021 and her festival appearances and stunning live shows have garnered much praise.
One band who realised her talents fairly early on were Django Django, and here they are, bringing on one Rebecca Lucy Taylor aka Self Esteem, to sing with them at Rough Trade in 2018. And if you haven’t heard it, check out Complete Me, the latest single feat Self Esteem. It’s a banger.
Here’s a few more women artists I’ve admired and loved over the years… so let’s wish them all, and us, a Happy International Women’s Day.
So, Happy International Women’s Day to Self Esteem and every female artist out there.