18 Fresh Faces in Music You Need to Know

Your barbecue playlist is a lot like your summer wardrobe; both are at risk of the inevitable midseason rut—dun dun dun! But just like how a new printed blouse or breezy dress can give your look the stylish reboot it needs, adding some fresh artists to your carefully curated mix can make all the difference. Accordingly, we scoured blogs and major music sites to find you the best new talent, and it just so happens there’s a particularly exciting group of females making it big right now.

From a stylish Swedish duo to a Detroit-based rap sensation, check out the 18 artists on the verge of a major year.