Welcome to the second edition of Beyond Punk! This time, I am bringing you 3 female artists that last year released new albums and who really made a musical impact.

P!nkBeautiful Trauma

P!nk has been a part of the music scene for a very long time now, starting with her fierce punk-ish songs and attitude; and although her music has evolved into a more mature sound, she still projects such fierceness and strength along with her honesty, in order to produce music that gets people talking. Her latest album, Beautiful Trauma, reached #1 in the charts and has been very well received. If you’re up for music that channels your anger, P!nk is here for you.

Lorde — Melodrama

Lorde’s second LP certainly revolutionized pop music. Melodrama is the reflection of where pop is and will be as a genre, along with the darkness and uniqueness that Lorde has always put on her songs. There’s a lot to say about this album, but nothing like letting it speak for itself to understand its meaning.

Kesha — Rainbow

If you follow music news, you must be familiar with Kesha and her recent legal issues with her previous producer. After making public her battle against Dr. Luke, accusing him of sexual harassment, gender violence and more, Kesha was finally able to release new music and she came back stronger than ever. Leaving aside her generic EDM-Pop sound, Kesha is showing her true colors and talent with an album that takes her voice to levels many people didn’t know she had, and speaking up as a powerful woman, while healing her scars.