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: Blushing – The Fires

Mixed and mastered by Mark Gardener (Ride), The Fires is the latest from Blushing’s upcoming album Possessions, out February 18, 2022. Forged from thick, moody instrumentation, layered with warm vocals, Gardener added a punch and glimmer to showcase Blushing at their dreamiest. Enjoy this tune!

Song of the Day: Fontaines Dc – Jackie Down The Line

2020’s A Hero’s Death saw Fontaines Dc land a #2 album in the Uk, receive nominations at the GRAMMYs, BRITs and Ivor Novello Awards, and sell out London’s iconic Alexandra Palace. Now the band return with their third record in as many years: Skinty Fia. Used colloquially as an expletive, the title roughly translates from the Irish languageContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Fontaines Dc – Jackie Down The Line”

Song of the Day: Husbands – Wishbone

«A toxic meditation in the age of the apocalypse,» here’s how Husbands from Oklahoma describe this psychedelic bedroom pop tune. Enjoy Wishbone!

Song of the Day: Michael Love Michael – Richard

Michael Love Michael, the genre-blurring, independent New York City-based pop artist, returns with a new single, Richard, following their last release, July’s Have, a simmering folk duet with iconic rock musician, Chelsea Wolfe. Mtv called the collaboration «liberatory,» a song with weight and a «sweltering gloom punctuated by rage.» Richard is the next single fromContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Michael Love Michael – Richard”

Song of the Day: Anemoia – Spirals

Gerald Higgins from Dublin, Ireland is not a talkative act. He prefers to let Anemoia‘s music play and here it is Spirals, a dreamy indie pop tune that brings a little bit of Summer in this Winter. Enjoy it!

Song of the Day: Garden Moth – Pulling Teeth

Digging Soundcloud can let you discover beautiful hidden gems, just like Pulling Teeth by Garden Moth. There’s no information about this act but his music, enjoy this indie-folk tune!

Song of the Day: Infinitum Bye – The Escapist (Unreleased)

Infinitum Bye is a blind spot multi-disciplinary quantum field sound artist, multi-instrumentalist-composer-producer, composing extensively in the field of experimental quantum perceptual sonic medias, based in London, UK. His music explores the inner reverbetorial nature of memory, through deep listening, in relation to human perception, with a pin point clear at the centre understanding of theContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Infinitum Bye – The Escapist (Unreleased)”

Song of the Day: Miles Kane – Nothing’s Ever Gonna Be Good Enough (feat. Corinne Bailey Rae)

Miles Kane joins Corinne Bailey Rae in the new single Nothing’s Ever Gonna Be Good Enough, the fourth preview of the highly anticipated Change The Show album, coming January 21, 2022 on BMG. The single is accompanied by a nostalgic video directed by Lisa Clarkson and shot between Walton Pier and the Bethnal Green WorkingContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Miles Kane – Nothing’s Ever Gonna Be Good Enough (feat. Corinne Bailey Rae)”

Song of the Day: Cat Powers – I’ll Be Seeing You

Cat Power, the singer/songwriter/producer Chan Marshall, previewed her forthcoming album Covers (January 14, 2022/Domino) with a fresh interpretation of Billie Holiday‘s I’ll Be Seeing You along with an updated rendition of her song Hate from The Greatest (2006), retitled Unhate for the album. She’s also released a music video for I’ll Be Seeing You which nods to Lady Day as MarshallContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Cat Powers – I’ll Be Seeing You”

Song of the Day: Fka Twigs – Tears in the Club (feat. The Weeknd)

Fka Twigs, innovative artist, incredible performer, today releases a new song with superstar The Weeknd entitled Tears In The Club. London-based Fka Twigs has Jamaican origins and is one of the most important artists of the British trip hop and urban scene. Singer-songwriter and dancer, she has shown over the years that she has aContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Fka Twigs – Tears in the Club (feat. The Weeknd)”

Song of the Day: Voie 81 – 1989

Voie 81 is a Parisian pop wave electro duo, which adds the female voices of three European capitals: Paris, Madrid and Berlin. Their music finds its inspiration in the 1980s’analogical sound. The lyrics are unifying and socially committed, performed in German, English, Spanish and French. They are Kraftwerk’s long lost sons or the result ofContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Voie 81 – 1989”

Song of the Day: Sumo y Los Ermanos del Alma – Oya (Wichy de Vedado Remix)

Since its creation in the late 90s, we have seen Sumo roam various territories: electro, soul, funk, hip-hop, dub… Loyal to their initial state of mind, the group made up of brothers Alex (guitar, vocal) and Fred Sumi (bass, production) doesn’t box itself into one specific style, embarking instead on a constant musical odyssey. ForContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Sumo y Los Ermanos del Alma – Oya (Wichy de Vedado Remix)”

Song of the Day: Tempers – Unfamiliar

New York based duo Tempers, comprised of Jasmine Golestaneh and Eddie Cooper, have been diligently carving out their own unique niche within dark indie, electronica and synth-pop circles since their formation. After a series of digital singles in 2013, Tempers began solidifying their singular identity of rigorous electronic production blended with instinctual, unleashed vocals. Following well received tours in Europe andContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Tempers – Unfamiliar”

Song of the Day: Suff Daddy – Basically Sober

Berlin-based producer, beatmaker, and all-around big papa Suff Daddy returns with an irresistibly-bouncy instrumental long player to herald in the new year, aptly titled Basically Sober. Although it will be almost two years to the day since his last solo endeavor, 2020’s Pompette, Suff Daddy has kept busy. The prolific, Berlin-based, globally renowned producer presentsContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Suff Daddy – Basically Sober”

Song of the Day: SnoopLog – Lost in Transition (feat. Théo Perek)

The Rennes duo ventures into electro, jazz, trip-hop and more generally abstract hip-hop. With a certain flair and a precise sense of production and aesthetics, he then rewires all these influences in his machines to produce loops in perpetual mutation. In the wake of Abstrakt Keal Agram, SnoopLog relaunches exploration of this composite and fascinatingContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: SnoopLog – Lost in Transition (feat. Théo Perek)”

Danny Starr – Losing Sight

London born and bred, Danny Starr has cultivated a talent for dreaming up attention-grabbing melodies and thought-provoking lyrics. Often heard blending the raw, heartbreaking emotion of inspirations such as Amy Winehouse and Ben Howard with the fine storytelling of Passenger or the Arctic Monkeys. The themes of his music often touch upon love, space, heartbreak,Continua a leggere “Danny Starr – Losing Sight”

Song of the Day: Son Savage – The River

After surviving the third largest explosion in Beirut last year, Son Savage made a splash with his debut single The River which preceded his full-length album Folie à Deux. The tune is our Song of the Day, enjoy it!

Song of the Day: Empath – Diamond Eyelids

Empath goes far beyond the sound of birds faintly chirping. They’re a band that writes songs like communing with nature, bringing all their fuzzed and tripped out idiosyncrasies into harmony. Empath began in 2016 when Garrett Koloski, Emily “Jem” Shanahan, and Catherine Elicson moved into a house in West Philadelphia together, with Randall Coon joining shortly after. Even with the simple visionContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Empath – Diamond Eyelids”

Song of the Day: The Brokers and the Wall Street Band – Red Crow

The Brokers and the Wall Street Band is a musical project by Giuliano Taviani and Carmelo Travia together with Diana Tejera, born in 2021. It is a tribute (affectionate and playful) to garage rock punk music with reference to groups such as Velvet Underground and the Stooges. No other words, just enjoy Red Crow!

Song of the Day: Native Soul – Teenage Dreams

Pretoria-based duo Alfred Mhlanga and Kgotatso Tshabalala make contemporary electronic music full of soul and charm. Their debut full-length is a journey through 2020’s bizarre mindscape. The South African electronic music scene was only able to find its stride from the mid-90s onwards. As Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners famously walked their first stepsContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Native Soul – Teenage Dreams”

Song of the Day: Karl Fitzgerald – Over My Head

Virginia artist Karl Fitzgerald released this indie pop gem, where a dreamy liquid production emphasizes rock guitars and a lo-fi atmosphere. It’s very difficult to escape from the catchy refrain and a minimal but fascinating final solo. Enjoy Over My Head!

Song of the Day: Lady Wray – Through It All

Virginia-born singer/songwriter Nicole Wray has everything you’d want in a singer: an infectious Jackson-5-family-member flare, a range like Aretha’s, and a church upbringing that’s brought a pure, healing texture to her voice. Here’s the beautiful Through It All, enjoy it!

Song of the Day: Bad Suns – Wishing Fountains

Los Angeles-based band Bad Suns share the next track, Wishing Fountains taken from their forthcoming studio album Apocalypse Whenever out January 28 via Epitaph Records.  The track examines the pain of waking up with a broken heart. «It’s not the end of the world, but in this moment, it may as well be,» says vocalist Christo Bowman «You try your hardest to pull it together, but every effortContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Bad Suns – Wishing Fountains”

Song of the Day: Beach House – Once Twice Melody

On February 18th, 2022, Beach House will release their 8th album titled Once Twice Melody.Tthe first album produced entirely by Beach House, was recorded at Pachyderm studio in Cannon Falls, MN, United Studio in Los Angeles, CA, and Apple Orchard Studios in Baltimore, MD. For the first time, a live string ensemble was used, with arrangementsContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Beach House – Once Twice Melody”

Song of the Day: Alchemy 3 – Trust In The Process

Alchemy is a «a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination» and the three alchemical principles of this band are sulphur, mercury & salt and the magic & chemistry happened during lockdown 2020. The Salt represents the Body of a thing. It is the receptacle for the energies of Mercury and Sulfur. This neutralContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Alchemy 3 – Trust In The Process”

Song of the Day: Dimitri von Büren – Little Boy

Dimitri von Büren is a multi-instrumentist Paris-based artist. He dropped his first song Moonlight Confession in November 2018. This marked Dimitri’s first self-produced effort, «inspired by all the chill pop/bedroom pop moods,» that have been on his radar lately. The good success of this first release paved the way for new songs, Days of DreamContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Dimitri von Büren – Little Boy”

Song of the Day: Joan As Police Woman, Tony Allen, Dave Okumu – Take Me To Your Leader

«Thank you for making the world a more joyful, inspiring place.» Marking what would have been the late, great Tony Allen’s 81st birthday, Joan Wasser aka Joan As Police Woman expressed her utmost love and admiration for the legendary drummer and Afrobeat pioneer with a social media post yesterday. The sentiment was accompanied by aContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Joan As Police Woman, Tony Allen, Dave Okumu – Take Me To Your Leader”

Song of the Day: La Nuit Américaine – Sous La Couette

La Nuit Américaine is the result of the meeting between singer / keyboardist Louise Spoturno-Coty and producer Gauthier Havel. Born from a common passion for underground electronic music and French cinema, the group distils an efficient minimal wave tinged with 80’s references. With their first single Sous La Couette the duo offers us a nightContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: La Nuit Américaine – Sous La Couette”

Song of the Day: Keith Mosfet – I’ve Got This Feeling

Canadian artist Keith Mosfet has been on a journey of self discovery through traveling countries, and learning from new cultures. Now calling Amsterdam, Netherlands home. He is the definition of an “artist”. Using inspiration from impressionist oil paintings and combining his background in electronic engineering, Keith took on the challenge of writing, recording and mixingContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Keith Mosfet – I’ve Got This Feeling”

Song of the Day: Foals – Wake Me Up

A pared-back counterpoint to the sheer scale of their two-part album Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Wake Me Up shimmers with choppy, Chic-esque guitars, tight syncopated rhythms and Foals’ prototype flair for punchy, insistent hooks. It feels like a natural evolution, blending fresh influences with echoes of their roots as purveyors of rambunctious house party chaos. FrontmanContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Foals – Wake Me Up”

Song of the Day: Baile – After All This Time

Reed Kackley, the Brooklyn-based producer operating under the moniker Baile, makes texturally rich dance music inspired by house and downtempo. Kackley creates textured electronic compositions that blend foley recordings and warm analog synthesizers with subtle ambient elements and the occasional full vocal performance from artists like Felicia Douglass (Dirty Projectors, Ava Luna), Kauf & K.Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Baile – After All This Time”

Song of the Day: Animal Collective – Prester John

Time Skiffs’ nine songs are love letters, distress signals, en plein air observations, and relaxation hymns, the collected transmissions of four people who have grown into relationships and parenthood and adult worry. But they are rendered with Animal Collective‘s singular sense of exploratory wonder. Harmonies so rich you want to skydive through their shared air, textures soContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Animal Collective – Prester John”

Song of the Day: Causeway Youth – Hide

Singapore-based duo Causeway Youth is an indie ambient pop band that consists of Esther (lead guitarist) and Jazreel-Anne (vocalist-guitarist), who met while they were in tertiary education.They soon realised their love for atmospheric textures and jangly guitars, which sparked them to create their style of music. Esther’s melodic guitar playing goes hand in hand withContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Causeway Youth – Hide”

Song of the Day: Nuri – Mos’r

With his second album, Nuri brings the listener into a cloud of layered sonic details that build a multi-sensory experience, tinging the audience’s imagination with nuances as they listen. Irun acts as a sequel to the first, creating an amalgam of then and now by combining archival field recordings from diverse African folkloric traditions withContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Nuri – Mos’r”

Song of the Day: Surprise Chef – Crayish Caper (Nuyorican Broken Mix)

At the vanguard of Melbourne’s bustling underground music scene you’ll find Surprise Chef. A band very much on the rise, who with two exceptional albums under their belts, are picking up a rapidly swelling fanbase across the world. Working out of the College of Knowledge stable (their home / studio / record label namesake), theContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Surprise Chef – Crayish Caper (Nuyorican Broken Mix)”

Song of the Day: Priestgate – Bedtime Story

Hailing from the sleepy rural town of Driffield, Yorkshire, Priestgate are charismatic, angsty and euphoric in equal measure. After a stellar year of experimentation, the band have emerged in 2020 with their own brand of guitar music infusing pop hooks with dark sensibilities as popularised by The Cure and Joy Division. Enjoy their single Bedtime Story!

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!

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