Play Next: Meet The New Artists Defining A Radical Sound

The sound of the season...


Beyoncé, Rihanna, Adele, Taylor, FKA Twigs… The list of solo female artists dominating the charts is formidable. Their record sales and social followings are in the Millions, and their hits are the soundtrack to our Saturday nights. The music industry as a whole contributes over £4.1bn to the UK economy and new streaming services from Apple music, as well as Spotify and Tidal, mean artists are garnering the power to reach more people than ever before. In short: music has never mattered more.


That’s why ELLE is bringing you a regular round-up of the hottest new artists and the latest releases, alongside daily music news and playlists on So you’re the first to know about new music, we’ve launched a series of exclusive performances hosted at Tate Britain that you can watch online (check out singer song writer Rosie Lowe’s intimate sessions now).

The women celebrated in this video cross genres from R&B to indie, and are about to shake up the charts like never before.

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