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7 Fat Musicians You Need To Listen To

December 20, 2018

7 Fat Musicians You Need To Listen To

December 20, 2018

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Chatting with folks over on the Comfy Fat Facebook page lead to a conversation about fat musicians. Specifically, how the lack of representation of fat artists holds other fat people back from following their dreams of breaking into the music industry. But there totally has to be fat musicians out there doing the damn thing, right?

A quick google search of “fat musicians” gives us results like Kelly Clarkson and Mary Lambert, both of whom I’m personally a big fan of. However, these are two examples of plus size folks in the music industry who are on the smaller end of the “plus size” spectrum. They’re considered “fat” for Hollywood, maybe. But what about larger fats? Are there super-fat singers? What about medium-ish fats who we haven’t heard about? We want to celebrate those folks! Fat people are talented and skilled. We are creative and powerful.

And so, here’s a list of fat musicians who will truly inspire you:

Greyson Gritt

Greyson Gritt is an indigenous, gender queer, plus size musician that I just found through the powers of social media. If you’re into the folk-rock-blues genre of music, you’re going to love this soulful Canadian artist.

Elle King

If you’re into a more soulful country-rock vibe, you should check out Elle King. You may have heard her song Ex’s and Oh’s on the radio a lot starting back in 2015, but this powerhouse has a whole lot of other killer music to scope out too.

Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes

Y’all. I simply adore Alabama Shakes. I started listening to them a few months ago because my partner digs ’em. I had no idea their lead singer and guitarist, Brittany Howard, was a plus size babe! Their bluesy southern rock vibe always gets to me in my soul.

Lizzo

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If you’re in the plus size and/or body positive community on social media and haven’t heard of Lizzo, you’ve gotta be hiding under a rock. Lizzo has been a force since her album debuted in 2013, but has gained tons of traction lately. She’s labeled as creating alternative hip hop music and we are so here for it. Also, she isn’t afraid to share her confidence with the world. I’m always down to support a plus size artist with a body positive mission.

Heather Mae

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Speaking of artists with a body positive mission, this singer-songwriter is an active member of the plus size and body positive community. Heather Mae uses her music to connect with people about queerness, identity, mental health, and self love. If alternative pop is up your alley, she’s a definite go-to. She’s also got a Kickstarter going on currently to help fund her new album. Ends 12/31/18.

Tina Halladay from Sheer Mag

Sheer Mag is an American rock group from Philly with a unique sound. They’ve got this ’70’s punk vibe that I’m super intrigued by. Their lead singer, Tina Halladay, is a plus size babe with a unique voice. Check out some live performances, for sure. Tina performs with such passion!

Nathaniel Rateliff

Okay, perhaps he’s not a larger fat, but definitely a thick boy. Nathaniel Rateliff is just one of my new favs. With a folk-like, vintage-y, rhythm & blues style, Rateliff surely brings something unique to the table. His voice is rough and somehow smooth? Check him out for some tunes you can’t help but tap your toes to.

 

FYI – these folks aren’t inspiring because they’re in the limelight despite their size. They are simply talented people that we rarely see in the media. And seeing is believing, isn’t it? The more we see fat people doing awesome things, the more we believe we are capable of doing those awesome things too. So get out there and take up space!

Who are some other fat musicians and artists you think we should know about?

2 Comments

  • Libby December 20, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    I’m happy for this list!! I’ve been searching for new artists.
    Would love to contribute: Tunde Olaniran! “Namesake” is my JAM for when I just need a reminder that I’m a badass.

  • Laurie December 21, 2018 at 6:07 am

    Beth Ditto!

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