I'm about to ask a—perhaps sexist—question about the possible differences in how men and women—broadly speaking—identify with songs in marketing. But first, some set-up.
As a branding exercise, I've been working on tackling a fictitious start-up consisting of two fashion retailer brands. One's a men's brand, and one's a women's brand, both part of the same fictitious umbrella corporation. When fleshing out the details of any brand, I like to immerse myself in the environment of that brand as much as possible, approaching it almost like a method actor approaches a role. Part of this process for me is usually creating a playlist of music I identify as feeling right
for that brand. Songs I can imagine playing in the store itself. I noticed my thought process behind selecting tracks for the menswear and womenswear brands were entirely different, and I'm wondering if there's any underlying truth or data to support my intuitions. [more inside]
posted by ferdinandcc
on Aug 2, 2013 -
What is this music? It was a piece by a woman composer; I think she had won some sort of important contemporary classical music award or was otherwise highly acclaimed, but the piece had a very postmodern/rockish sensibility. The beginning is a repetitive, kind of Olympo-fascist horn line and I think it resolves into something messier partway through the song. It's very catchy despite being kind of cacophonous. There was a music video for it that somehow involved, I think, horses or pegasi, an MS Paint aesthetic, and things with bright red eyes. [more inside]
posted by threeants
on May 27, 2013 -
Looking for more ethereal electronic (is that even what the kids call it these days?)
music with a certain feeling to it - sort of happy, sort of sad, slightly otherworldly, all blending to create a dreamy, transcendant feeling. [more inside]
posted by lunasol
on Apr 25, 2013 -
Help my identify a band I heard earlier this year! Two Scottish girls that sound like two PJ Harveys... [more inside]
posted by indiebass
on Jul 13, 2012 -
I'm really liking female indie-pop vocalists right now (Kimba, Florence Welch, Adele, Marina + the Diamonds). Who else should I listen to? Sorry, I hate Kate Bush.
posted by flibbertigibbet
on May 26, 2012 -
Help me find video clips of female jazz pianists with stage presence! I'm looking for moments where the camera captures the stage presence of jazz ladies at the piano, their entrance, how they carry themselves, their hands on the keys, their interaction with their band-members, their final bow, everything. Thank you. [more inside]
posted by ruelle
on Dec 25, 2011 -
Help me find a song! It was on Sirius radio on July 23, between 10am and 3pm mountain time. It was a female singer singing over what sounded like a very Pet Sounds-like arrangement. She sounded like Joni Mitchell to me. (Maybe it was Joni Mitchell!) The song also sounded very familiar. I thought it was Both Siders, Now, but I listened to that song again and that's just guitar. This song sounded just a little more upbeat, more poppy, but equally as beautiful. Any ideas?
posted by ageispolis
on Jul 26, 2011 -
I'm thinking of a song...from the '90s by a female pop artist who probably would be considered a one-hit-wonder. But I can't quite place it. [more inside]
posted by iamisaid
on Nov 7, 2010 -
One of my favorite classical pieces is Couperin's 'Leçons de Ténèbres'
, as featured here
. It's basically a French female duet from the late baroque period. Any suggestions on more pieces in this vein, ideally from roughly the same time period?
posted by markkraft
on Apr 10, 2010 -
What other songs and artists fit my overly-specific criteria?
Briefly: female vocalist; sweet, soothing voice; singing quietly and backed by lush acoustic instrumentation. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus
on Mar 4, 2010 -
This is going to be a bit of a longshot, but when I was in Japan a few months ago, I heard a cover of Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now"
sung presumably by a Japanese female, and I've been trying to find it ever since. [more inside]
posted by wander
on Mar 12, 2009 -
Any recommendations for recordings of traditional Mexican ballads by female singers? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese
on Jan 26, 2009 -
I love me some girly music. Recommend me your favorite unabashedly girly musicians. More detailed description inside. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic
on Jul 18, 2008 -
A few years ago I saw a music video with a female singer whose face had been blue screened into a animated scifi setting. The video was very cool despite its somewhat "Clutch Cargo" (or Johnny Chimpo if you prefer) vibe.
Anybody have any idea what song it is?
posted by tcobretti
on Jun 4, 2008 -
There was a single released in mid 2004 by a young white pop-act rapper, who we were told was going to be the next new female eminem. She may have sung about being a serial killer, but that didn't suit here, more like MC Britney S, then she disappeared without trace. Who was she?
posted by ugrndhg
on Apr 20, 2005 -