Hometown: Winnipeg, Canada
Why We're Excited: Alexa Dirks first broke through as one-quarter of the irresistible French-Canadian girl group Chic Gamine, which centered its sound on robust vocal harmonies. Now solo under the name Begonia, Dirks can still feel like a throwback in the way she conjures charming vintage soul and lays on the richly layered choruses. But she's also enormously distinct in her crystalline delivery, which pairs perfectly with songs about staring down doubt and anxiety.
Listen to Begonia's "Beats"