Ann and Nancy Wilson recently sat down with Yahoo Music to talk about their new album Fanatic and their career as a whole – specifically how the music industry has (or hasn’t) changed for women.
“It’s probably easier [for female artists] to get noticed today, to get a start–but then once you get started, some of the same pitfalls are still there–the hyper-sexuality,” explains Ann, who is certainly one of the greatest female vocalists of all time – building a career on sheer vocal talent rather than just her image. “That stuff hasn’t really changed that much; it’s just shape-shifted.”
“In many ways, it’s possibly harder now, because the pop music scene is so extremely sexualized,” adds Nancy.
“That’s the tricky thing about sexuality, that I would tell my daughter: Sex should not be confused with power. It’s not currency,” stresses Ann. “Hopefully young women don’t confuse their sexuality with their true personal power.”