I don’t understand. I mean it’s not like suddenly women sing. There’s such an amazing history of female performers. Even back to the idea of the woman siren, singing has always held a special resonance. Women are such emotional creatures – we have the ability to show vulnerability and power through performance that maybe male artists don’t have. But, I think the fact that I’m a woman definitely has been brought up… a lot. Like, as if I didn’t know!
There are so many alternatives of what female music can be. We don’t have to be preened pop stars any more. We can have indivdual voices, and I think once people get over the fact we’re women, we’ll be seen as individual artists.
There are so many great artists out there. I mean, I’ve always been inspired by people like PJ Harvey and Cat Power, I love Annie Lennox, and I think La Roux is making really great music. And I’m a big fan of Bat For Lashes. I also like Holly Miranda – she’s got a great voice. And Fever Ray as well!
—Florence Welch On always being referred to as a female musician (X)
Flo and I think the same and like same music! Gotta go with the Flo!
(Source: preraphaelitebeauty, via florencewelchdaily)