Cloves - "Don't You Wait"
The other week my friend was looking at my Spotify playlists and said, "You honestly only listen to powerful women and Young Thug." And I know he was joking, but he's kind of right. It's not because I'm a girl and I ride hard for my females, but it's because I really believe in what women are putting out right now. They're innovative, strong, fierce, and most importantly, immensely talented.
Nineteen-year-old Cloves is the latest lady to look out for and if you're wondering why, "Don't You Wait" is my answer. It's beautifully sparse, relying only on Cloves' emotive vocals and minimal instrumentation. She's young, but her songs have a deep sophistication, something that's as compelling as it is impressive.—Katie K.