Foreign Female Singers: Part 2

A while back I did a post on some of my favorite foreign female singers. I love music from all over the world and I’m always on the hunt for new music outside of the U.S. I have this fascination with foreign stuff. It’s just infinitely cooler to me. So, I decided to share some more foreign female singers that I really enjoy.

Iiris – Estonia

I end up loving pretty much anything that’s associated with Estonia. Iiris describes herself as a weirdo, which I think is accurate. 😉 Her sound and visuals are magical. A lot of her song titles reference mythical creatures and her music videos are like dark fairy tales. The music itself blends pop, electronic, and alternative elements, creating a one-of-a-kind sound. Iiris comes off as very innocent and sweet with an angelic voice, but she’s got a creep factor going on, too. Just how I like it.

Anjulie – Canada

Anjulie is like a chameleon. She’s taken on almost every music genre with ease. She can even rap! I think it’s important to be ever-evolving when you’re a musician. Sticking with the same sound won’t necessarily keep fans interested. Anjulie’s older stuff was quirkier and more original than what she’s recently put out. “Stand Behind The Music” has a great message and Anjulie could break into the mainstream with her new dance sound.

Robyn – Sweden

I’ve been a Robyn fan since I was 8 years old. Her song “Show Me Love” became a big hit in the 90’s and I remember singing that song all the time with my cousin. It’s just a great pop song. Robyn is still going strong and she’s a very successful dance artist today. I really love her look as well. Robyn is pretty androgynous with her awesome hair and unique fashion sense. She just oozes cool.

Jem – Wales

Jem has a lot of interesting things to say. I picked one of her albums up on a whim because it was dirt cheap and I’d heard of her before. I ended up loving her music and getting tons of inspiration from her lyrics. Jem has no interest in fame and creates positive, uplifting music that also makes you think. Jem’s “They” is a creepy trip hop song with ethereal vocals and a sick beat. So good.

Cascada – Germany

Natalie Horler is the singer of Eurodance act Cascada. I discovered them when their song “Everytime We Touch” blew up on the radio in 2006. It was completely different from everything else on the radio at the time and that intrigued me. Dance music wasn’t as popular then as it is today and “Everytime We Touch” stood out from the hip hop dominated charts. That song was definitely the start of my love for dance music. I always thought Natalie was a great role model for fans. She’s not super thin like most pop stars and doesn’t dress like a slut. That’s why I was shocked when I found out she posed for Playboy in 2011. It just didn’t seem like something she would do. But, it’s her body and I still respect and love her.


6 thoughts on “Foreign Female Singers: Part 2

  1. Iiris seems pretty groovy. 😀
    Have you ever heard of Zola Jesus? I adore her, and I think you might like her too.
    Also, Soap&Skin and Fever Ray are really good too. 😀

    • Yeah, Iiris is my favorite from this post. lol She’s mystical.

      I’ve heard of Fever Ray and The Knife. Way cool stuff. I did not know about Zola before you mentioned her. Very creative artist name and her music reminds me of the Cocteau Twins, so that is a definite plus. 😀 I really like her videos. Insanely beautiful visuals going on. Thank you for always having the best recommendations!

    • Thanks so much for the comment! 😀 I’m always happy to share great music! I would suggest the song “Boom” by Anjulie. The video is Alice in Wonderland inspired and the song is quirky and different. And Iiris has quickly become one of my favorite musicians.

  2. Wondering if you’ve listened to Eivør Pálsdóttir or Paavoharju(they have a part time female singer)? Ok I just checked out your blog for the first time today so forgive me if you’ve already mentioned them.

    • I hadn’t heard of either of them before. I really like Eivør. She reminds me of Björk, who is one of my all-time favorites. Thank you for the great suggestions and for checking out my blog! 🙂

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