I'm... I'm embarrassed to answer now after seeing you guys' replies...
...Well, here goes anyway.
. I actually discovered her from a net pal of mine who's since gone missing. I'd really like you all to get introduced to her the way I did, but you'd have to get a YouTube account. It's Miss Piggy lip-syncing her famous song Fuck the Pain Away. Her electronica riffs are fun, and I love how original her lyrics are, even if they're not the most thought-provoking.
, also known as katethegreat19. This girl is amazing! She composes, sings, mixes, and in some occasions writes the lyrics for the songs herself. She recently got her covers officially licensed by Square Enix and Disney; I am so, so happy for her. I found out about Miss Erutan on GameFAQs, where someone linked her take on FFIX's Rose of May.
3. Fitz & the Tantrums
. They're a "new wave soul" group, as far as I understand. I don't quite know what I like about their style in the late '00s and early '10s as opposed to actual old school artists from the 1960s, but F&tT is a really fabulous group to me. These guys were found completely by chance--I was staying up late in the summer before I started college, watching early morning MTV... you know, the only time they actually
show music videos?
Their song MoneyGrabber was on, and I loved the song so much I Googled the lyrics and here I am.