Sounds of the Scorpios

It’s officially Scorpio season, the perfect time to appreciate your favorite Scorpio artists

Every year from Oct. 23 to Nov. 21, Scorpios take over the astrological scene. As the sign ruled by Mars, Scorpio represents many things; sexuality, aggression, death, rebirth and authenticity are some things near and dear to the sign of the Scorpion. While they might seem a little hard to read, Scorpios’ sense of honesty and wonder make for great musicians. Shuffle play some of these Scorpio artists this spooky season, and get into the mood for some soul searching.

SZA: Nov. 8, 1990

Solana Imani Rowe, known by her stage name SZA, is one of the more recent artists to come onto the scene. An R&B powerhouse, she uses soft beats and honest, soulful lyrics to connect to her audience. Scorpios are notorious for wanting to uncover the truth, and SZA is no stranger to being vulnerable in her lyrics. Her song “Normal Girl” is an ode to the insecurities that come along with not feeling good enough and wanting validation from a lover.

Drake: Oct. 24, 1986

Drake is a well-known rapper in today’s music industry, but the long-term fans know him all the way from his appearance as a teen actor on “Degrassi: The Next Generation” in the early 2000s. Drake’s songs appeals to a wide audience. However, among millennials, he’s known for “simp” music, the kind of tunes to listen to while feeling lonely, when you want to call your ex at 3 a.m.

His Scorpio energy shines best when he is rapping about starting over and finding himself, as Scorpio is the sign of death, rebirth and grudges. The track “Redemption” showcases Drake’s need to move on, but holding tight to his grudge, because he “never be forgiving.”

Björk: Nov. 21, 1965

It’s no secret that Scorpios have a dark side. As the sign of taboos and all things hidden just under the surface, it’s not surprising that the queen of experimental sound and eclectic beats happens to be a Scorpio. Björk is an Icelandic musician who hit a career triumph in the ’90s with her albums “Debut” and “Post.” Björk represents the zany, the weird-in-a-good-way and the unexpected. Her raspy voice and less than subtle sensuality displayed in hits like “Venus as a Boy” exudes captivating Scorpio vibes.

Anthony Kiedis: Nov. 1st, 1962

If you know the Red Hot Chili Peppers, you know Anthony Kiedis. The bombastic vocalist for the popular rock band gives off the sexy, aggressive energy that is associated with Scorpio. With dark hair and darker eyes, and a strong tendency to get risqué on the stage, Kiedis is a model Scorpio entertainer. The song “Blood Sugar Sex Magik,” off the band’s album of the same name, should be the title track for all Scorpios everywhere. It’s discussion of sexuality, magic, and total divinity underlines what the sign of the Scorpion stands for.

Willow Smith: Oct. 31st, 2000

Willow Smith, daughter of Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith, is an up-and-coming artist that blends R&B and alternative sound in a creative way. Many people know her for “Whip My Hair,” her single that debuted in 2010, but her music has evolved far more since the beginning of the decade. Scorpios are known to be mystical, intense and sultry in nature. Willow Smith is all that and more, as she grows with her songs. Her 2015 album “Ardipthecus” and later album “WILLOW” talk of different dimensions, of dreams and hopes and the hard truths of being a woman in the world today. She takes a very different approach to writing, using lots of abstract language which sets her apart from other musicians her age. Her soothing and mellow vocals could put anyone in a trance, something Scorpios do with ease.

Lorde: Nov. 7th, 1996

Lorde is THE Scorpio queen. With her dark lion’s mane of hair, black outfits and haunting gaze, Lorde proudly wears the witchy vibes Scorpios unintentionally give off. Her album “Pure Heroine” focused on leaving childhood behind, admitting fears, and the loneliness of young adulthood. To her core, Lorde’s writing is about the grittiness and the truth behind everyday life. Her song “A World Alone” transports listeners to that worrisome yet hopeful feeling of not fitting in at parties and not knowing what the future holds. If Scorpios are yearning for anything, it is to know and accept their truth, whether it’s pretty or not. Lorde handles the existential crises and concerns millennials are accustomed to with supernatural grace.