Whenever people are feeling down or having a bad day, one of the things they often do to lift their spirits is to listen to their favorite music. Indeed, music possesses a therapeutic quality—regardless of the musical style or genre—that helps people break out of their funk and become more self-assured versions of themselves. When a song is able to create strong emotions deep inside of you, then it means that the artist has successfully achieved what he or she has set out to do upon releasing the finished recording. Music, therefore, is a shared universal language where people are able to commune with one another and surmount the barriers that come with merely speaking words in one’s native tongue.
Female musicians in particular have this uncanny capacity to summon stories within their work that is markedly different from the output produced by male musicians. Women are unafraid to wear their hearts upon their sleeves and share their experiences to listeners, thereby giving them opportunities to be more adventurous and innovative with their songwriting. Even when they run the gamut of human emotions, there is no subject that a female artist will shy away from in the name of empowering other women through their music. Continuing from the previous post that featured a well-curated collection of musical treasures, here are more perfect examples of modern-day female empowerment anthems that you should listen to while celebrating this year’s International Women’s Day.