By Gabriella Steffenberg

Noisey posted an op-ed this week titled, “The Power of Adele and Grimes: How Pop Music is Catching Up to Modern Femininity” – and it’s pure gold.


Author Kat George dives into how both ladies are forces to be reckoned with in the music industry, but that it hasn’t been an easy path.

In reference to Adele’s recent Rolling Stone interview, the pop star “recalls not being taken seriously in business meetings full of men, encountering an attitude of ‘what do you know?’.” Yet Adele persevered and did not bow down to what men expected (or didn’t expect) of her  – she made it her way, and on her terms.

Grimes, from Dazed & Confused
Grimes, from Dazed & Confused

In the case of relative newcomer, Grimes, the artist has taken it upon herself to know and play all of the instruments featured on her albums, and how to work all of her gear, which to her chagrin is often seen as a shock to men in the industry, saying via her Tumblr page, “I’m tired of men who aren’t professional or even accomplished musicians continually offering to ‘help me out’… or as if the fact that I’m a woman makes me incapable of using technology. I have never seen this kind of thing happen to any of my male peers.”

Read the feature full of truths for yourself, here. You won’t be disappointed.