Song Of The Day

Dal 2020 This Is Pop? è anche un blog musicale che tiene d’occhio i nuovi artisti e riscopre gemme preziose dal passato.

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Since 2020 This Is Pop? is also a music blog that keeps an eye on new artists and rediscovers precious gems from the past.

Song of the Day: George Barnett – Nothing on the Line

Known for his flamboyant, electric performances and his big melodies, George recently released his song ‘Lovestruck’ and is now preparing for his song ‘Nothing On The Line’ – an upbeat, indie-rock track featuring George’s signature, smooth vocals. Here’s how the act introduces himself on Spotify bio: “⁃ I need to do a spotify bio ⁃Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: George Barnett – Nothing on the Line”

Song of the Day: Funky French League – Heaven

Funky French League is a crew of multi-generational DJ/producers/musicians such as Young Pulse (Gamm rec.), Dabeull (Roche Musique), Chaps (Sun Is Coming), Woody Braun (Malka Family), mOnsieur Willy (Générations FM & FG), DJ Asko (Nova & Générations FM, Hypnotic DJ), gathered by Uncle T (Groove Deluxe). They promote the whole Funk spectrum by making parties,Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Funky French League – Heaven”

Song of the Day: Danger Mouse & Black Thought – Because (feat. Joey Badass, Russ & Dylan Cartlidge)

Danger Mouse & Black Thought have dropped new single, Because featuring Joey Bada$$, Russ, and Dylan Cartlidge. Because is the second and latest single release from Danger Mouse and Black Thought’s greatly anticipated joint album, Cheat Codes.  Because finds the dream team duo teaming up with top tier American rappers Joey Bada$$ and Russ, plus the UK’s own Dylan Cartlidge.  The result is a sumptuous and summery, laid-back hip-hop jam packed withContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Danger Mouse & Black Thought – Because (feat. Joey Badass, Russ & Dylan Cartlidge)”

Song of the Day: Mass Experience – Mother

Mass Experience have signed a multi-album deal with Universal Music Group, InGrooves, and WorldSound. “Pleasure And Purge” is Mass Experience’s synth-infused love language and story of overcoming by two longtime club comrades. Pairing early 90’s rave, indie-electronica and 60’s inspired psychedelia, Mass Experience comes out of a desire to keep people of all ages andContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Mass Experience – Mother”

Song of the Day: Courting – Loaded

Liverpool four-piece Courting returned with details of their much anticipated debut album “Guitar Music”, which is due out 23rd September via Play It Again Sam. To mark the announcement the band have also shared a video for a new single titled “Loaded”, which follows the release of last month’s critically acclaimed track “Tennis”. The new album comes on theContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Courting – Loaded”

Song of the Day: Beabadoobee – Lovesong

Critically acclaimed Gen Z icon Beabadoobee today shares her new single ‘Lovesong’, lifted from her forthcoming second studio album Beatopia (pronounced Bay-A-Toe-Pee-Uh), out 15th July on Dirty Hit. A self described “cute love ballad”, ‘Lovesong’ calls back to Bea’s acoustic origins and elevates the track with stirring horns and gentle spaced out piano twinkles. Beabadoobee explains “Lovesong is a song that I had bitsContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Beabadoobee – Lovesong”

Song(s) of the Day: Jungle – Good Times/Problemz

Jungle follow last year’s critically adored UK #3 album ‘Loving In Stereo’ with some huge plans for 2022. They then headline a selection of major festivals alongside some huge outdoor summer shows, before going global with major European festivals all summer, and then a long awaited month-long North American headline tour which commences in late August. Amidst allContinua a leggere “Song(s) of the Day: Jungle – Good Times/Problemz”

Song of the Day: Michel Franti & Spearhead – Follow Your Heart

“One thing I’ve learned over the past two years is that people need people,” Franti shares. “I’ve written a lot of songs about connection, resilience and the pursuit of light, even in the midst of all the madness. Somewhere in there we find resilience and I hope ‘Follow Your Heart’ will give fans the courageContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Michel Franti & Spearhead – Follow Your Heart”

Song of the Day: Santigold – High Priestess

Always at the forefront of the challenge of innovation, the Philadelphia artist avoided sound conventions and challenged herself in writing and production, pushing her music into the future. Santigold‘s productions and the new single ‘High Priestess’ move with agility between hip-hop, dance, punk, alternative rock, wave and indie, always finding space in the playlists ofContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Santigold – High Priestess”

Song of the Day: Daniel Avery – Chaos Energy

Revered producer and composer Daniel Avery announced his most ambitious and accomplished studio album to date, Ultra Truth, due for release on 4th November 2022 via Phantasy Sound. To celebrate the announcement, Daniel has shared a brand new track from the record called ‘Chaos Energy’, which lands alongside a neo-futuristic video created using AI technology by close-collaborator Claudia Rafael. Alongside the record, Avery launchedContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Daniel Avery – Chaos Energy”

Song of the Day: Art Moore – Muscle Memory

Art Moore make vivid, heartbreaking short stories. Each song on the newly formed three-piece’s self-titled debut album is its own individual universe of bittersweet feeling: a brief snapshot of a moment in time that captures the fragility and occasional impossibility of human connection. The ten tracks that comprise the record are deft character studies, zeroing in onContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Art Moore – Muscle Memory”

Song of the Day: Anna of the North – Meteorite (feat. Gus Dapperton)

Anna of the North released the first of her upcoming new music some weeks ago with Meteorite, a collaboration with Gus Dapperton. Intertwining Anna and Gus’ heartfelt vocals with an infectious melody, watch the accompanying cinematic visuals here. With 500M+ streams under her belt, co-signs from Tyler, The Creator, Dua Lipa, Rejiie Snow, Steve Lacy and more, Anna North is the pop starContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Anna of the North – Meteorite (feat. Gus Dapperton)”

Song of the Day: The Lounge Society – Blood Money

The Lounge Society announced their debut album Tired of Liberty along with its lead single “Blood Money” plus a run of headline UK tour dates. When Speedy Wunderground signings The Lounge Society released their debut single Generation Game, it instantly heralded the arrival of a special new band. Generation Game became the revered label’s fastest-selling 7” ever, and was named by BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne asContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: The Lounge Society – Blood Money”

Song of the Day: Snapped Ankles – Rhythm Is Our Business

Throw back to the last year to bring you this gorgeous tune by Snapped Ankles. Now settled in fertile east London, Snapped Ankles maintain the feral energy of the forest. Fight or flight. Primal motorik rhythms, the rush of white noise and post-punk angles; an aural onslaught played out on homemade log synths, electrified guitars and sticksContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Snapped Ankles – Rhythm Is Our Business”

Song of the Day: Toro y Moi – Millennium (feat. The Mattson 2)

The 13-track project marks the seventh studio album from Bear under the Toro y Moi moniker. To celebrate the announcement, Toro y Moi shared two singles from the record “Postman” b/w “Magazine.” Each of the new singles arrives with accompanying visuals. “Postman,” directed by Kid. Studio, sees Toro and friends riding around the colorful SanContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Toro y Moi – Millennium (feat. The Mattson 2)”

Song of the Day: Mewn – Two Days

Manchester newcomers Mewn share mesmeric EP lead single ‘Two Days’, set for release April 28th via Simonie Records. Specialising in beautifully textured art-rock, un-phased by the prospects of sincerity and honesty, the emerging quintet have already made quite the impression across the press landscape, with significant praise from key indie champions (NME, DIY, So Young), as well as several plays on the BBCContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Mewn – Two Days”

Song of the Day: Porij – Lose Our Minds

The Manchester based quartet exude youthful positivity with impossibly expansive and high-energy songwriting. Not subscribing to any particular genre, exploring pop, r’n’b, funk and jazz – they have received early support from the likes of NME, DIY, Dork and Clash alongside Steve Lamacq, Mary Anne Hobbs, Chris Hawkins and Lauren Laverne – resulting in BBCContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Porij – Lose Our Minds”

Song of the Day: Dandy Guts – On S’

“Strong, elegantly, desperate and ironically subversive texts, in the spirit of time and the sincerity of Dandy Guts’ temperament. Texts set to music plunge into the obsessive universe of a disoriented human being, lost in a world factitious”. “A disenchanted universe of playful sarcasm”. Independent artist nourished by various musical currents, and, in particular, byContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Dandy Guts – On S’”

Song of the Day: Warpaint – Stevie

Celebrated L.A. quartet Warpaint shares a new track today, “Stevie,” alongside an immersive video made in collaboration with Fascinated By Everything, an art and technology collective created by Chris Holmes. “Stevie is a love song, pure and true,” the band says. “Sincere as it comes with a little bit of Freak. A cosmic celebration of the thing we all lookContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Warpaint – Stevie”

Song of the Day: Anna Calvi – Ain’t No Grave

On Sunday, April 3d, the final ever episode of BBC One’s Peaky Blinders aired; one of the biggest TV moments of the year – the season’s premiere was watched by 3.8 million people – was soundtracked by the BRIT award and triple Hyundai Music Prize-nominated Anna Calvi who wrote and performed the whole score to season 6. Calvi is now pleased to announce herContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Anna Calvi – Ain’t No Grave”

Song of the Day: Mdou Moctar – Taliat (Rey Sapienz Rmx, feat. Mc Dougis)

Mdou Moctar’s ‘Afrique Victime’ was one of 2021’s most lauded releases: an innovative alchemy of Tuareg folk, blues and rock, electric guitar pyrotechnics, field recordings and electronics with poetic call-to-arms lyrics about the plight of his homeland of Niger. Today, in line with their activity supporting and bringing attention to African artists, MoctarMoctar announce ‘Afrique Refait’, a remixContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Mdou Moctar – Taliat (Rey Sapienz Rmx, feat. Mc Dougis)”

Song of the Day: Sampa the Great – Lane (feat. Denzel Curry)

 Sampa The Great ushers in a new era with the release of Lane, featuring Florida rapper and labelmate, Denzel Curry. Lane is the first single Sampa the Great is releasing with Loma Vista, and the first taste of her own new music since 2019’s ARIA Award and Australian Music Prize-winning debut album, The Return. After relocating home to Zambia during the pandemic, Sampa reconnected with a different sideContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Sampa the Great – Lane (feat. Denzel Curry)”

Song of the Day: Richard Orofino – Bending

Richard Orofino, a Brooklyn-based singer songwriter/producer, in possession of a broad palette of musical skills and boundless inspiration. He began writing and producing music in 2013, starting on piano, moving to drums and later guitar, all while honing his production skills crafting hundreds of bedroom pop gems from the attic of his parent’s house onContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Richard Orofino – Bending”

Song of the Day: Azzurra – Controalisei

Controalisei is the first single from Azzurra that anticipates the EP Origini, written and produced together with guitarist and producer Federico Ferrandina, released by the French label Another Music Records and distributed by Believe. Controalisei are constant regular winds of high atmospheric regions that move in the opposite direction from trade winds. As if windContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Azzurra – Controalisei”

Song of the Day: Jasmyn – Edge of Time

Jasmyn is the new solo project of former singer-songwriter and frontwoman of the critically acclaimed Toronto band Weaves, and In The Wild is a clean slate of a debut album which breaks away from old patterns and begins anew. Coming out on June 3, Jasmyn worked with Grammy award-winning producer John Congleton on the record to create a sonic universe that reflectedContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Jasmyn – Edge of Time”

Song of the Day: Soccer Mommy – Shotgun

Soccer Mommy announces her new full-length album, Sometimes, Forever. Produced by Daniel Lopatin of Oneohtrix Point Never, this album cements Sophie Allison’s status as one of the most gifted songwriters making rock music right now. It sees Allison once again tapping into the turn-of-the-millenium sensibilities she’s known for, as she advances her self-made sonic world beyond the present andContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Soccer Mommy – Shotgun”

Song of the Day: Day Wave – Pastlife

Los Angeles indie-rock pioneer Day Wave (the project of singer/instrumentalist Jackson Phillips) returned with news of his upcoming album, Pastlife, out June 24 on [PIAS] Recordings. Day Wave first emerged from the Bay Area in 2015 and quickly became known for his wavy lo-fi bedroom production. Tracks like Drag and Something Here put him on a global radar, boasting hundredsContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Day Wave – Pastlife”

Song of the Day: Ibeyi – Lavender & Red Roses (feat. Jorja Smith)

A love song in essence, the single was written after Jorja came to the studio to hear the entire album, and fell instantly in love with the song. Lyrically, Lavender & Red Roses explores that familiar, desperate desire to help someone, yet it culminates in the realisation that even if you want to save someone,Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Ibeyi – Lavender & Red Roses (feat. Jorja Smith)”

Song of the Day: Robin Kester – Leave Now

In a studio located in a vacant, former psychiatric institution, Robin Kester and her producer experimented with retro guitars, vintage synthesizers and an antique vibraphonette to create dreamy luscious productions drawing inspiration from 70’s pop, her beguiling voice and distinct guitar playing as finishing touch. Enjoy Leave Now!

Song of the Day: Katy J Pearson – Talk Over Town

Katy J Pearson’s debut album, Return, released in November 2020, saw her go from Bristolian newcomer to a critically-acclaimed breakthrough star, selling out shows up and down the UK. Praised for “the arresting quality of [her] Kate Bush-meets-Dolly Parton vocal delivery” by The Times, labelled as “finding humanity in every moment” by DIY and withContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Katy J Pearson – Talk Over Town”

Song of the Day: Clarissa Bruns – Esse Samba

The 5th album by the singer and composer Clarissa Bruns consolidates the authorial trajectory of the artist, with his lyrics and melodies inspired and a penetrating voice, that hugs. Tua Pele contains Samba-song, high party, waltzes, ijexá, ballads, and more: multiple styles stitched with contagious arrangements and a cast exquisite, in addition to shiny specialsContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Clarissa Bruns – Esse Samba”

Song of the Day: Kiey – Make Me Insane

Make Me Insane is the brand new single from Kiey‘s sophomore album. The artist describes it as “an urban pop record” off his second Ep, which will be released in the summer. Enjoy the tune!

Song of the Day: Soma Psycho Soma – A Call For Love

Soma Psycho Soma blends trip-hop, electronica and pop, tipping a hat to Massive Attack and early Depeche Mode.⁠ Soma Psycho Soma is the creation of Aoife O’Leary and Erwan Frugier. The debut album, Through Ether, will be released very soon. Meanwhile, you can listen to A Call For Love, enjoy it!

Song of the Day: The Heroic Enthusiasts – Empty Space

The Heroic Enthusiasts‘ dynamic new single Empty Space arrived March 17th, on Meridian/ECR Music Group. Co-produced and mixed by Post-Punk and New Wave studio legend Stephen Hague, the urgent and propulsive track is the first track from the accomplished duo’s forthcoming Ep, Fits and Fashions. “So much of what I’m sent these days is basicallyContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: The Heroic Enthusiasts – Empty Space”

Song of the Day: Slaves – Magnolia

Back to 2018 the British duo Slaves released Magnolia, the best tune for the last Monday of March. The band described it as “tongue in-cheek tribute to the bland and ubiquitous paint which was found its way into so many of our homes”. Enjoy it!

Song of the Day: Arcade Fire – Lightning I, II

After five years here we are: Arcade Fire announced their new album. Produced by Nigel Godrich, Win & Reìgine, and recorded in multiple locales including New Orleans, El Paso and Mount Desert Island, WE paradoxically distills “the longest we’ve ever spent writing, uninterrupted, probably ever” (per the band’s Win Butler) into a concise 40 minuteContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Arcade Fire – Lightning I, II”

Song of the Day: Belle and Sebastian – Unnecessary Drama

Belle and Sebastian have announced their ninth album and first studio full-length in 7 years, A Bit of Previous, released May 6th on Matador. It is anticipated by the single Unnecessary Drama. “The song is about a young person experimenting in being a human again after a forced hiatus”, says frontman Stuart Murdoch. “The person is weighing upContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Belle and Sebastian – Unnecessary Drama”

Song of the Day: Superorganism – Teenager (feat. Chai & Pi Ja Ma)

Superorganism have mutated and are now based around the core of Orono, Harry, Tucan, B and Soul but World Wide Pop also brings in an international set of collaborators including Stephen Malkmus, Chai, Pi Ja Ma, Dylan Cartlidge as well as legendary musician and actor Gen Hoshino. Blasting back with thirteen tracks that strike a balance between artifice and earnestness, between sci-fi silliness andContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Superorganism – Teenager (feat. Chai & Pi Ja Ma)”

Song of the Day: Fishburn – The Other Side

Fishburn is a new Christian Music artist that focuses on contemporary pop, electronic & dance music styles. Various singers will provide vocals for the songs to give each song a different identity and vibe. Here’s The Other Side, enjoy!

Song of the Day: The Lovelines – Strange Kind of Love

The Lovelines are a brother-sister band from Orlando, Florida. The Lovelines released their debut single Strange Kind Of Love. Tessa D’ is the band’s singer; her half-brother Todd Goings is the band’s songwriter. The band records their music in the brother’s DIY home Studio in Orlando, FL parterning with Matt Bishop and Wilderfox Studio forContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: The Lovelines – Strange Kind of Love”

Song of the Day: Black Lilys – Invisible Strings

The Black Lilys siblings are back with a powerful single, Invisible Strings, a song about the importance of questioning one’s beliefs in order to reach for more truth. Is our vision always clear? Our thoughts can easily become “invisible strings” that strangle our minds and make us believe those strings are unbreakable, preventing us fromContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Black Lilys – Invisible Strings”

Song of the Day: Asher Knight – Follow You

Bradford-born singer-songwriter Asher Knight releases his highly anticipated debut Ep Still Standing, this February. A sensation of eight pop gems the Still Standing Ep assembles Kinght’s remarkable proficiency of producing hit after hit. With vulnerable lyricism alongside bouncy melodies, the Ep twists and turns in mirror image to Knight’s experience of friendship and romance, experiencesContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Asher Knight – Follow You”

Song of the Day: Kaagari – Light in the Dark

Kaagari is a French singer, songwriter, screen composer and musician who plays and sings her inspirations, based on her life experience. Kaagari means paradise… his music is an electro-pop and trip-hop melting pot! Kaagari is a “musical symbiosis” that expresses its deep values: love, nature and humanism. She follows the poetry of life, whether darkContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Kaagari – Light in the Dark”

Song of the Day: High Pulp – Blaming Mercury

Seattle’s High Pulp is sharing the new song Blaming Mercury today, a song that has flashes of jagged guitars reminiscent of Red House Painters as well as hip hop drumming akin to Kareem Riggins. Both of these disparate elements cut through the hazy track, which reckons with the swirl of uncertainty and confusion that’s dogged us all these pastContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: High Pulp – Blaming Mercury”

Song of the Day: !!! – Storm Around The World (ft. Maria Uzor)

!!! announced their forthcoming ninth studio album Let It Be Blue out May 6, 2022. Along with the announcement, the band shared their electrifying single Storm Around The World (ft. Maria Uzor). Here’s what the band said about it: Storm Around the World is a song we’ve had since the last album that didn’t really come into focusContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: !!! – Storm Around The World (ft. Maria Uzor)”

Song of the Day: Mirabelle Fobi – Zigiyaga

Cameroonian-American nurse, singer/songwriter, producer, and model Mirabelle Fobi delivers another soaring performance on her new single Zigiyaga. With an enduring and undeniable tropical flavor that radiates from this affirmational track, Mirabelle brings together an eclectic blend of Afro Funk and Blues that’s just as charming as it is motivational. Zigiyaga, which translates to “Live Now”,Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Mirabelle Fobi – Zigiyaga”

Song of the Day: Kamasi Washington – The Garden Path

Kamasi Washington is a multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer born and raised in Los Angeles. His three bodies of work to date—The Epic; Harmony of Difference, an EP originally commissioned for the 2017 Whitney Biennial; and Heaven and Earth—are among the most acclaimed of the past decade. As Told To G/D Thyself, his short film companion to Heaven and Earth, debutedContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Kamasi Washington – The Garden Path”

Song of the Day: Brothers In Law – A Song for You

This song is for you Andrea.How many roads we have travelled together, and how many words are carved in my soul.Wherever you are, happy birthday. This is a beautiful song Brothers In Law dedicated to Andrea, love it and share it.

Song of the Day: Geneviève Racette – Someone

Internationally renowned Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter, Geneviève Racette, has captivated listeners worldwide with her gentle, yet compelling, emotional resonance. She has garnered impressive industry support from ever since her first Ep release in 2014. Through her vulnerable lyrics and ethereal vocals, Geneviève has emerged as a rising star throughout. Enjoy Someone!

Song of the Day: Arrows To Fire – C’Est Fou

Austin-based indie rockers Arrows To Fire have announced their new single C’est fou, a vocal melody-driven track that was inspired by struggles experienced during the current pandemic, with a sound in keeping with a tradition of ’90s-rooted alternative rock with a current twist. Enjoy the tune!

Song of the Day: Esteban – Boomba

French auteur Esteban released this cool single, here’s how the artist introduces himself: «author composer interprets French song style, 4 album studios, some concerts, I started bass at 15 and I played at popular balls. Today I compose on the guitar». Enjoy the tune!

Song of the Day: Cloud in Tears – Piece of Shhhh

Cloud in Tears is a Brazilian alt-pop band. The duo started in 2018 and since then has been releasing EPs and singles with English lyrics. One of the central themes addressed in the songs is melodrama and issues related to mental health, always seeking to identify the listeners. Enjoy this gorgeous tune Piece of Shhhh!

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