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phem Celebrates International Women’s Month With Female Artists That Inspired Her

phem Spring 2024
[Photo via Hopeless Records]

As March draws to a close and the vibrant energy of spring fills the air, it’s time to bid farewell to International Women’s Month. But before we turn the page on this empowering celebration, ur favorite green-haired goddess, phem, caught up with idobi Radio to discuss her favorite female artists that have inspired and fueled her experiences as a woman and professionally as a musician.

Hot off the heels of her exhilarating collaboration with Waterparks‘ frontman Awsten Knight earlier this year, phem unveils the women in music that have shaped her. Music aside, phem’s inspirations have also showcased their bold, unyielding authenticity. And spoiler alert—of course, phem included herself on this list—that’s what we like to call female and self-empowerment by being your own cheerleader! *wink wink*

Gwen Stefani & No Doubt

Gwen Stefani has impeccable taste in fashion and aesthetics, and her vocal tone is unmistakably hers. 


Being a mediocre vocalist didn’t stop Madonna from working with her strengths to be one of the most interesting and progressive pop stars. Every era is insane, and I love how she didn’t get a fuck about what anybody ever thought of her and still doesn’t. 

Doja Cat

Doja Cat’s sense of humor and not taking herself too seriously gives me hope for art. I also love her vocal tone and hooks—they’re so catchy and simple. She’s real and raw but can still present herself as a mainstream pop artist.


This band goes so hard but stays so emotional at the same time. Beth’s lyrics and vocals are unique. 


Obviously, I’m gonna put myself. I’m the only one who truly knows how incredible the unreleased music is. Everything I have out is actually so mid, in my opinion, but it’s fun to watch the growth. Now that I’m in a place in my life where I can 100% focus on writing and my art without just simply trying to survive, the art is about to get so much more legit.

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