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Rebels and outcasts remaking female pop

Two new groups thrive on the tension between their gloomy mood and their gifts for pop songcraft

Hey Violet's (seated, from left) Nia Lovelis, Iain Shipp, Miranda Miller, Rena Lovelis and Casey Moreta during the band's visit to The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show.

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IN recent years, female pop has been remade again and again by rebels and outcasts, singers who exude scepticism and self-doubt, not blithe cool and exuberance. Lorde, Halsey, Alessia Cara and more: All thrive on the tension between their often gloomy mood and their instinctual...