Waking up on the wrong side of the bed can turn even the most confident vina into a negative Nelly. We’ve all been there. We’re sucked into the abyss of yelling at the mirror, drowning in a sea of sprawled out clothes, frustrated over deadlines and responsibilities and before we know it, we’ve forgotten what a strong, babe-alicious vina we are.
So whether it’s an interview for your dream job, a date with Channing Tatum, a fat-blasting workout or maybe you’re just trying to trooper through a tough day, check out these tracks from these leading ladies killing it on the music scene. From silky R&B to dark and sultry electronic pop, this playlist will cannonball you straight back on the path to world domination.
For optimum results, crank the volume up for self-confidence and attitude.
L.A.-based vocalist Syd, also known as lead singer for neo-soul band The Internet, sings delicious verses of self-appraisal and love for close ones holding her up over a fresh, low-key trap-esque rhythm.
At 23 years old, fresh and swaggy R&B singer Kehlani has delivered nothing but relatable, girl-power tunes for sassy vinas all around the globe. On this throwback-inspired track, Kehlani is walked away from and can only shrug. YAS QUEEN.
French-Cuban darlings Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz are not only a musical duo but TWINS. That’s right, not one but TWO beautiful beings that exude nothing but power and spirit on “Deathless.” We dare you to try imagine anything but freedom and positive vibes during these three minutes.
Yuna, a Malaysian singer-songwriter, has worked with the likes of Pharrell and Usher and is renowned for her soft, simplistic feel-good sound. On “Remember My Name,” she assures the world of her presence with charming ad libs and acoustic melodies.
Bronx rapper Cardi B has been turning heads since she came blazing with her debut single “Bodak Yellow.” Fast forward and she’s continuously peaked on charts. “I Like It” has satisfied our summer anthem needs and compares her fire to hot tamales. Boss.
The realest of the bunch, UK (hashtag REPRESENT) singer-songwriter Etta Bond confronts the harsh reality of stereotyped women having a repressed voice with impactful songwriting laid over an effortlessly mellow beat.
There are two things that songstress Banks carries through her style of music: grace and FIRE. Her unapologetic, point-blank lyrics are delivered soulfully and on this track, isn’t afraid to speak up about her one true love: herself.
Aussie-born but L.A.-hailing Brody Dalle is anything but gentle and sweet. Harbouring a catalogue of Californian angst and punk from her Distillers days, her solo career proved she’s more than capable of wailing over heavy distortion by herself and bringing fast-paced angst to the table.
This song will inject a mass of confidence and positivity into any self-doubting vina. As Janelle Monae sweetly sings, she’s down with being outside of the norm and compliments her oddities in this pop-leaning number.
If you didn’t know already, this is possibly the #bossbabe anthem of all anthems. Taken from The Greatest Showman original soundtrack, Golden Globe-winning “This Is Me” is given life and energy by powerfully influential singer Keala Settle. A story of standing ground and putting up a fight, this number is exactly what vinas need to #bossbabe through the rest of 2018.
Do you have a favorite track that always makes you feel like you can conquer the world? Let your vinas know!