It’s about time some of the singers from the commercial scene make a dance music album. The Sherp picks 5…
For the past few years, we have often found female pop artists lending their vocals to EDM tracks. In fact, now it has become a prerequisite to making a dance track popular.
1. Florence Welsh
Florence has to be one of the best vocalists our generation has seen. And even though her roots originate with English art rock, she surprised us with her collaboration on Calvin Harris’s track ‘Sweet Nothing’. Welsh has what EDM tracks require, a strong and consistent voice quality along with her ‘dark and romantic’ image – the perfect next step for her would be to collaborate with a bunch of DJs and create a shiny new EDM album.
Rihanna’s always been pretty adventurous when it comes to her music. She’s carved out an easy niche for herself and has changed the way people look at female pop artists in general. The good thing about her is that she’s versatile and will try anything once – be it edgy, soft or deep vocals. She’s already gone the extra mile and collaborated with David Guetta and Knife Party on her last album. How cool would it be if her next album was just about dance music?
3. Esther Talia Casey
Swallowed in obscurity, Esther Talia Casey is 1/3rd of a melodic pop group from Iceland called Bang Gang. Even though she hasn’t lent her voice to any dance tracks, her sleepy and melodic vocal attributes are nothing short of ethereal. We’d love to see her partnering up with Chase & Status on some fundamental Drum & Bass.
4. Ellie Goulding
This woman needs no introduction and is no stranger to the world of dance music. She’s done countless collabs with some of the best EDM artists in the world. We honestly don’t know what she’s waiting for. She should just ditch the folk/indie altogether and give us a bangin’ Dubstep record.
Apart from being a freakin’ demi-goddess and brilliant performer, Beyonce has the most noticeable vocals in pop music today. (Plus she’s already been on a series of Major Lazer tracks). Honestly, with her pick of EDM producers, she would basically just take over the whole industry. Kelly Rowland be damned!