It’s no secret that I adore Dessa. Not in a creepy way, but a high school “YOU GET ME!” kind of way. I’ve been drawn to her music since I first heard of Doomtree years ago, and that connection was only solidified with her newest album, Parts of Speech.
A lot of her songs come off as a sort of spoken word piece, which is understandable since she’s such an incredible writer and poet. Her words flow so easily and with meaning – you can hear the happiness, the strength, and the sadness in her voice. Every live performance is like telling her story for the very first time – the good, the bad, and the love lost.
I’ve realized recently that I don’t shine nearly enough light on the lovely ladies that frequent my playlist. Let’s change that.
I do plan to do more posts like this in the future as there are far too many good artists to be mentioned in one post, but start with these three to get your estrogen flowing.
I think Dessa is the number one artist that I actually wish I was friends with. Not like Facebook-friends, but like text-her-inside-jokes-about-that-karaoke-bar-we-ended-up-at-after-hours-on-a-bender-night-in-a-random-hidden-town-kind-of-friend.
That sounds creepy. Maybe we can start by being in the same book club or something.
Dessa is part of Doomtree, a Minneapolis hip-hop group. She’s and excellent writer, rapper, vocalist, and apparently teacher. I envy her ability to wear the biggest hoop earrings without looking like a Hooters waitress. She also helped create the only lipstick I ever wear.