Saturday, November 8, 2014

A couple of pop songs released lately have actually been good (good = interesting, creative)

Hey! Here's proof pop music can sometimes be different from the status quo:

Clean Bandit are normally linked to instrumental fare. The British synthpop quartet teamed up with another British artist, Jess Glynne and basically, pop music bliss was born. I really enjoy it. Haven't checked out their other stuff but I intend to.

Tove Ebba Elsa Nilsson (Yes, her actual name is Tove!) is a Sweedish songstress who is one of those singers that's been writing music for other people for years (Icona Pop, Miley Cyrus,) - and now she's finally in the spotlight with her newest single, "Habits (Stay High)". My only complaint about this song is the title - I absolutely can't stand it when songs have parenthesis in the title. A song title shouldn't be that complicated, it's either one or the other! And not only are parenthesis in song titles stupid, but using it as a way to include a phrase that should PROBABLY just be the song title irks me. Let's just get rid of "Habits" and stick to "Stay High", shall we? Since Tove Lo says it about 45-50 times in the damn song. Just sayin'.

Not sure if this would be considered "pop" since the popularity isn't necessarily there yet (there's still A LOT of time though, I have a feeling about this one, it's going to be a Hozier's "Take Me to Church" or a Macklemore's "Thrift Shop". Maybe.) but I really dig this song by Broods, a brother-sister music duo from New Zealand. Definitely an artist to watch.

And that concludes not only my last blog post of the day, but also this rendition of "A couple of pop songs released lately have actually been good (good = interesting, creative)"

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