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.


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: Ducks Ltd – As Big As All Outside

Propelled by a fondness for boundless jangle-pop, Toronto’s Ducks Ltd (formerly Ducks Unlimited, no association with the questionable waterfowl hunting nonprofit) is a duo that operates with the dynamism of a full band: Tom McGreevy (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards) and Evan Lewis (guitar, bass, drum programming) met at a Dilly Dally show around the timeContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Ducks Ltd – As Big As All Outside”

Song of the Day: Reno McCarthy – For A Moment

With the youthful sparkle of his 2019 debut album Counterglow, Montreal alternative pop artist Reno McCarthy quickly gained recognition for his strong songwriting and somewhat debonair quality as well as his band’s groove-heavy live shows. Unexpected events led McCarthy to a surprising stopover in 2020. Following the loss of his father, the artist recorded aContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Reno McCarthy – For A Moment”

Song of the Day: Julie Hill – Laniakea

Julie Hill is a singer/songwriter from Brooklyn NY who trained as a classical composer. Her music showcases her dreamy voice, use of analog synths, and fluid songwriting style. She released Laniakea – which translates to “heaven” – features ethereal vocals, hard-hitting drums and swirly chilled-out guitars. For fans of King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard,Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Julie Hill – Laniakea”

Song of the Day: Elkka – Harmonic Frequencies

London-based Elkka is an artist who began her path as a singer-songwriter and has evolved into a multi-faceted producer, DJ and label boss. Sitting firmly in a lane of her own creation, Elkka’s music is a cross-pollination between house, electronica, percussive beats and dreamy vocals. When performing,  she immerses herself in her art – fromContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Elkka – Harmonic Frequencies”

Song of the Day: Madiha Abu Laila – Betel il Habash

Zār is a possession cult practised on the outskirts of the rapidly modernising societies of North Africa and the Middle East. It’s a phenomenon that crosses not only geographical boundaries but also those determined by the rational mind. The boundaries here are not clearly defined; multiple worlds intertwine. Zar can’t be enclosed in a singleContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Madiha Abu Laila – Betel il Habash”

Song of the Day: Macky – Hello, Who Is This?

Macky is a 19-year-old self-taught artist haling from both Arizona and Arkansas. His favorite Uncle was a soldier of the Luchese crime family in New York. In 2017 his best friend ‘nextime’ started making beats, originally producing/mixing all of Macky’s early work, this eventually lead to Macky learning production, posting beats on YouTube, (he stillContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Macky – Hello, Who Is This?”

Song of the Day: Lorenzo Pucci – Sono sempre in ritardo

Italian act Lorenzo Pucci released Sono sempre in ritardo, it represents just the quiet after the storm and the focal point of song is the awareness of one’s mistakes: some traits of our character come to us often reproached as defects, but it all lies in transforming negativity into constructive energy. Recognizing one’s weaknesses leadsContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Lorenzo Pucci – Sono sempre in ritardo”

Song of the Day: Werwe – Summer Lady

Steve Martinho plays guitar and keyboards. He’s been playing music since he was 13 years old. However, Werwe has been a project since 2018. His main influences are Talking Heads Arcade Fire, David Bowie, Modest Mouse, T.Rex, and Beatles. Summer Lady is his new single, enjoy it!

Song of the Day: Doppelhandel – Acqua Fresca

Doppelhandel is a newly created french duo, whose first Ep Obverse was released on February 24, 2021, less than a year after their formation. The name of the group, which could be translated from German as “double game”, refers to nuance and duality, fascinating themes for the pair. Here’s their single Acqua Fresca, enjoy!

Song of the Day: Teen Blush – Delight

Teen Blush from Chicago, Illinois released the single Delight and it’s our Song of the Day. Enjoy it and don’t forget to dig out great music through This Is Pop? website and socials.

Song of the Day: Pushpin – Microwave Song

They describe theirselves ad «popular music band», but talent is their gift. The south London quartet Pushpin just released Microwave Song and here you can enjoy!

Song of the Day: Sam Evian – Time to Melt

Two years ago, Sam Evian and his partner, Hannah Cohen, split from the bustle of New York City and settled in a quiet Catskills town upstate. While continuing to write and produce his own music, Sam has kept busy working as a preeminent collaborator, producing and engineering records for the likes of Big Thief, Cass McCombs, Widowspeak, and AnnaContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Sam Evian – Time to Melt”

Song of the Day: Wayne Snow – Figurine / A Colors Show

The Nigerian singer Wayne Snow gives a taste of his new album with this eponymous song. The result of three years of work, Figurine is a personal and profound work that addresses humanity’s obsession with representations, masks and fictional characters. Enjoy the tune!

Song of the Day: Master Peace – Boyfriend (feat. Mae Muller)

Master Peace has released his new Ep, Public Display of Affection. He describes the significance of this record here: «Public display of affection Ep is a roller coaster of emotions; it really highlights my journey as a musician and my personal life a lot. It’s always been hard for me to articulate my personal lifeContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Master Peace – Boyfriend (feat. Mae Muller)”

Song of the Day: Evening Is Youth – Did You Find Your Brain?

The three members of exhilarating Auckland trio Evening Is Youth – frontman Connor Robinson Pierce, Luke Lattimore and Jack Collin deliver two minutes and twelve seconds of brilliance in Did You Find Your Brain? – a track that confidently careens between the whimsical and the chaotic. Did You Find Your Brain? lyrically covers more seriousContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Evening Is Youth – Did You Find Your Brain?”

Kanye West

Song of the Day: Kanye West – Hurricane

Hurricane by Kanye West debuted at no. 1 on the Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Songs Chart. It belongs to Donda, the 2021 album from the American rapper. Enjoy this great track!

Song of the Day: Django Django – Under Fire

Last February Django Django released their fourth album, “Glowing In The Dark” via Beacause Music, but a new deluxe version of the album will also arrive next month. The new record will contain a further five unreleased songs in addition to the twelve already present on the original. Enjoy the single Under Fire!

Song of the Day: Ghost Woman – It Might Be Dress Day

Ghost Woman lead Evan Uschenko grew up cashing guitar player cheques at the gas station after the banks had closed. That same shrewdness is palpable in the music, where lean punk rock melds with union man melodies into what taste like premium cocktails- A warm, low sodium hue bath. Here’s It Might Be Dress Day, enjoy!

Song of the Day: Vanishing Twin – Phase One Million

Vanishing Twin shared the new single Phase One Million from their highly anticipated new album Ookii Gekkou (Japanese for Big Moonlight, pronounced ‘oh-key ghekko’) released 15th October on Fire Records. Phase One Million beckons to a discordant dance floor where afro spars with disco. It is finger clicking modern pop exuding the perspiration of gyration. The new tune is accompaniedContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Vanishing Twin – Phase One Million”

Song of the Day: Tenerélle – Good Good

Tanerélle Stephens is a singer, instrumentalist, model and actress born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She is an independent artist residing in L.A., where she debuted in the music industry with her futuristic single Siren in 2015 with no record label. Here’s here new single Good Good, enjoy!

Song of the Day: Terry Presume – Act Up

Golden Gate artist Terry Presume released Act Up, a single included in his Ep What Box?. It’s produced by Gianluca and Alessandro Buccellati, both already worked with Arlo Parks. Enjoy the song!

Song of the Day: Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under

Sam Fender releases his second album, Seventeen Going Under, almost two years since the release of Sam’s critically acclaimed debut album Hypersonic Missiles debuted at number 1 in the UK album chart. Seventeen Going Under finds Sam turning the mirror on himself; his adolescence and the trials and tribulations of growing up. It’s a relatable journey that careersContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under”

Song of the Day: Amplitudes – Dimanche Café N011

Amplitudes is a cultural collective, a mixture of energies and influences coming together to offer events in its image and determined to perpetuate a guide in the service of love, music and dance. Enjoy this great tune!

Song of the Day: Tropical Fuck Storm – New Romeo Agent

At the end of August, Deep States will be the third album of the mixed bag that calls itself Tropical Fuck Storm. The Australian band gave us another anticipation of it with the single New Romeo Agent. Enjoy it!

Song of the Day: Martee – Vitriolvm

Martina was born in Catanzaro (It). She has been passionate about music from an early age, starting a constant study of the guitar. She continues her passion singing with his father, until she moves to Turin for her studies where, between a book and the guitar, she dedicates herself to street singing. Here’s Vitriolvm, enjoy!

Song of the Day: Volcanes – Destellos

Let’s go to Chile where the Volcanes published their first single Destellos (Sparkles), a nice tune that’s the best way to start their musical journey. Wishing them good luck, enjoy the song!

Song of the Day: Annna – Sunburn

North Holland singer and producer Annna shared this cool single about the important theme of our planet’s rising temperatures. Enjoy this summer pearl titled Sunburn!

Song of the Day: Partefacts – Time Travel

Berlin-based trio Partefacts is the confetti on your rug, the balloon lingering halfway up your wall. A psychedelic collage of noisy synths, cosmic disco and interlocking vocals, arranged and rearranged until it satisfies our lust for pop. Here’s their sparkling single Time Travel, enjoy!

Song of the Day: Teose – Oh

With a style that combines Soccer Mommy’s 90’s alternative musical packaging and Big Thief’s diaristic alt-folk lyrical storytelling, Glasgow-based 3 piece Teose produce a chimerical blend of new wave, dream pop, and grunge. Fronted by writer/producer Melissa Brisbane, Teose have been quietly recording and self-releasing a series of Diy recordings while the world was onContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Teose – Oh”

Song of the Day: The Third Sound – Your Love Is Evol

On August 27th 2021, The Third Sound will release their fifth album First Light on Fuzz Club Records. Dealing in a hypnotic blend of neo-psychedelia, post-punk and new wave, The Third Sound is a Berlin-based band led by the Icelandic musician Hákon Aðalsteinsson, who is the guitarist in Brian Jonestown Massacre and formerly played inContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: The Third Sound – Your Love Is Evol”

Song of the Day: Karamu Afro Collective – Take Me Away

Far from a classic Afrobeat band, the collective emerged from the musical idea of three artists who already had the opportunity to make themselves known to the public and critics under the name Whitey Brownie: Alessandro Trani (drums), Micol Touadi (vocals) and Alessandro Pollio (keyboards). In the collective, in addition to the core, the musicalContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Karamu Afro Collective – Take Me Away”

Song of the Day: Roleplay – The Pain Will Set Me Free

A follow up to her second Radio 6 Music and Bbc Introducing-supported single My Sun, The Pain Will Set Me Free is Roleplay’s upbeat ode to a love story doomed from the start. With her signature blend of lush vocal harmonies and pulsing bass lines, this single showcases Roleplay’s most ‘classic pop’ credentials yet. CinematicContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Roleplay – The Pain Will Set Me Free”

Song of the Day: Corbu, Jimi Goodwin – Lost & Found

Brooklyn dream-psych duo Corbu have teamed up with one of their heroes, Doves frontman Jimi Goodwin. The result is Lost & Found, here’s what Jonathan Graves of the band states: «I wrote the chorus to myself, based on my experience of being adopted at 4 months old. I was kind of messed up and couldn’t calm myself down, and I realizedContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Corbu, Jimi Goodwin – Lost & Found”

Song of the Day: Easy Wanderlings – Makin’ My Move

Having won both National and International awards, the Pune based collective have performed extensively across diverse spaces, from small intimate cafes to major music festivals in the country. Easy Wanderlings were one of the few bands from around the world invited to perform at the SXSW festival 2020 in Austin. In Jan 2020, they wereContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Easy Wanderlings – Makin’ My Move”

Song of the Day: Juliette Ashby and Carmen Pierri – Why

In collaboration with the Swedish music producer duo Roots in a Jar, Juliette Ashby creates bubbling magic in the form of appealing reggae songs with a nice vintage sound. The guest artists Aleks Syntek (Judge in The Voice, Mexico), Carmen Pierri (winner of The Voice, Italy) and Daniel Lemma (Swedish gold-selling artist) make the songContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Juliette Ashby and Carmen Pierri – Why”

Song of the Day: Two Sevens – Two Sevens

London-based indie-electro-pop trio released Two Sevens, the title track from their eponymous mini-album, available for digital download. Here’s how they present the band: «We share a love of ’80s/90s tinged music. Sonya is also an actor and dancer with screen credits galore. Songwriter Matthew has collaborated with Stuart Moxham (Young Marble Giants), Daisy Chute, &Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Two Sevens – Two Sevens”

Song of the Day: The Drums – When I Come Home

The Drums have not returned to enjoy the dazzling aura of indie darlings that enveloped everything they dispatched in their early days. Especially when they unveiled the mini Lp Summertime!, their very early peak: however they get, they never sounded fresher, magnetic and exciting. Their entire discography reserves moments of interest, including Brutalism. Enjoye WhenContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: The Drums – When I Come Home”

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