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.