This past weekend, Spotify launched their “Louder Together” campaign with the first ever collaborative Spotify Singles recording.
Nina Nesbitt, Charlotte Lawrence and Sasha Sloan each took the stage at the Resident in Downtown Los Angeles to perform their own sets to a packed house of industry friends, family and fans. The three also debuted their collaborative single “Psychopath” off the first Spotify Singles EP.
These three female pop artists are definitely ones to watch. Each with their own unique styles and tastes — Charlotte a little poppier and mature, Sasha moodier and emotional, and Nina eloquent and heartfelt — each of them had their moment to shine. And I am obsessed.
Charlotte opened up the show, performing her singles “Just The Same” and “Sleep Talking” for the first time before a live crowd. At only 17-years-old, a full-time model and new artist, Charlotte’s music has not been able to escape my mind. Her songs are poppy, catchy and incredibly relatable. She has a knack for capturing the emotions and struggles of teenage love and relationships with lyrics that seem beyond her years, as she talks of an ex who’s messing with other girls in the infectious groove “Sleep Talking.”
Moody pop singer and lyricist Sasha Sloan followed suit with her pop singles and “sad girl” songs. With a voice that is incredibly unique and different — sometimes falling into a hip-hop meets pop style — songs like “Ready Yet” capture the struggles of being young and in love, having a broken heart and not knowing if you’re ready to be friends with an old lover, yet.
Nina Nesbitt, who is an incredibly talented and established Scottish singer-songwriter, has spent the past four years being a songwriter and is ready to let her artist out as she is on the verge of releasing her second album this year. With an eloquent, inspired and emotional approach to her music, her heartfelt songs are inspired by the relationship stories of friends and her own — of the struggle of a relationship not working out and your ego taking blame, to understanding you’re the “Best You’ve Had,” to having to ask if a guy is “Loyal To Me” and straying away from f**kboys (and a song inspired by 90s R&B girl groups) and knowing you are “Somebody Special”. Her music reclaims identity and self and evokes the heart of pure singer-songwriter, with stripped-down acoustic and heavy piano elements and modern electronic music production.
As these three female pop artists are already making waves on Spotify, they are set to make waves for women in pop music today — and, in honor of Women’s History Month, these three could not have come at a better time.
Watch my video recap with live performance clips from Saturday night’s “Louder Together” event below:
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