Welcome back from the holidays everybody! I’ve made it one of my New Year’s Resolutions to discover more great new music in order to share it with all of you. I really am just the sweetest. High fives! Let’s get into the music.
File Under: A goddess among women, slow jams forever.
For Fans Of: 300 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, India Arie, Maxwell, red wine, candlelit dinners, fondue.
Bonus: Sade was ranked number 50 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time,” so that’s gotta mean something right?
File Under: Richly textured folk-pop with fantastic vocals
From: Los Angeles
For Fans Of: Joan As Policewoman, Hope Sandoval, seduction, string instruments, candlelight dinners.
Bonus: Thanks to AE reader mochahappy for the excellent suggestion! My ears are very pleased, especially since Jessie is currently recording a new album, which means more great tuneage in the near future.
File Under: Witty rhyme thrower, challah back girl.
For Fans Of: Peaches, Princess Superstar, matzo ball soup, Heeb magazine, gold chains, Juicy Couture track suits.
Bonus: Check out her fantastic take on Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind,” “Jew York.
File Under: Indie-folk, pop-Americana, queer empowerment
For Fans Of: Daphne Willis, coming-of-age love stories, KT Tunstall, Darr Williams, daisies, flavored water.
Bonus: Emily is out, proud and donating some of the proceeds from her T-shirt sales to the HRC.