introduction by sammy maine
Women in music are presented as other; as a songstress or female-fronted or a sultry siren. They are presented as though men are the norm, as though what they create is different or insignificant, that their gender lessens the power or poignancy of their work.
Here at Gold Flake Paint, we’re lucky enough to be exposed to a wealth of work created by artists other than cis-men. Music that is both soft and strong; music that is vulnerable but powerful; music that flutters through our bones and into our subconscious, a lyric or melody echoing through our introspection, urging us to not think of it as other but perhaps, imperative to ourselves and the world around us.
Today is International Women’s Day and to celebrate the tireless, iridescent, formidable work that women continue to produce, we’ve put together a playlist of some of our recent favourites. It’s music that speaks to us through the fog of the every-day, urging us to learn and to grow.
― Nayyirah Waheed