Playlist: Ariana and the Rose celebrates female artists

To celebrate “Night Owl,” the technicolor new song from synth-pop outfit Ariana and the Rose, frontwoman Ariana Di Lorenzo curated a playlist of favorite female artists for USA TODAY, ranging from soul legends to her contemporary pop peers. 

“Woman is a Word” – Empress Of

Empress Of is one of the best producers out there, male or female. “Woman is a Word” most literally talks about the image of a woman in society’s eye, claiming the power of how she’s perceived by the outside world.

Pynk” – Janelle Monae (feat. Grimes)

This track is off of the revelation that is “Dirty Computer.” The video for this track is anything but subtle and it’s amazing, celebrating pink in all of its femininity and power.

“Independent Women, Pt. 1” – Destiny’s Child

This is just a classic. Encouraging all women, especially young women to stand up and be their own person.

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