You know that one friend whose job is Sommelier of Cool Stuff, basically? Today, after reading this piece, that distinction shifts to you—deep breaths—so study up on the 10 musicians ahead, follow them on Instagram, stream their music, and get ready to introduce your girl gang to a whole new level of *cultural recommendations.*
Give us your Dorateymur boots, Flo, and your has-to-be-older-than-21-years-old voice while you're at it. If Florence Welch weren't already the ideal Gucci girl, this English singer-songwriter would be it. (Make it happen, Alessandro.)
Recommended listening: "If You Can't Love This All Goes Away"
1) She's got a sick accessories collection, including multi-strand hand bracelets and a wicked bejeweled headpiece. 2) Her brand of pop is tropical, bass-driven, and *so* radio-ready.
Recommended listening: "Castaway"
The sound: synth-y electronic that'll awaken your cold, dead heart. The aesthetic: minimal (just like their music) and...really Danish, in the best way.
Recommended listening: "Colder"
Alle Norton was born in the wrong decade—the '80s are more her thing—but her neo-Lolita look is thoroughly modern, as are her expansive, polished pop songs.
Recommended listening: "Nighttime Girl"
This L.A.-based songwriter-turned-solo-artist is who Justin Bieber wants to be when he grows up (no shade to either party). Similarities: the omnipresent hoodie, the sound, and the foamy-mouthed fans when he makes it big.
Recommended listening: "High"
Surprise! Another Australian group, this time a trio (Karina Wykes, Cameron Robertson, and Joseph Wenceslao) that makes sublime alternative pop.
Recommended listening: "Her"
Samantha Gongol, half of the electronic and R&B duo, is seemingly never *not* hosting an ear party in both senses of the word.
Recommended listening: "Lips"