Electro Pop

Joan: ’80s & ’90s Alt-Pop Nostalgia

Photo Credit: Connor North Goad Joan is an indie pop band made up of two members, Alan Thomas and Steven Rutherford. Alan plays the guitar, keys, and sings while Steven plays the drums and sings. Both members are from Little Rock, Arkansas. They came together shortly after Steven graduated from college. Both of the guys… Read more

Becky Hill: UK’s Popstar Powerhouse

Photo Credit: Facebook @Beckyhillofficial Rebecca Claire Hill was born on February 14, 1994, in the small town of Dudley, England. She started making music when she was 14-years-old. Becky joined a band called Shaking Trees and they were noticed by BBC Music Introducing as a band to “watch out for.” Rebecca gained fame after she… Read more

Charli XCX – ‘How I’m Feeling Now’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Marcus Cooper Charli XCX’s fourth official studio album How I’m Feeling Now may as well be the equivalent antidote to the Covid-19 quarantine. Released just short of Memorial Day, the self-made LP (created in a brief six week time frame entirely from Charli’s home studio) is the first project by a major artist… Read more

The 1975 – ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dean Chalkley Bloated? Sure; at 80 minutes in runtime, that’s an assured assessment of The 1975’s fourth record, Notes on a Conditional Form, a companion piece to their 2018 record A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. “Bloated” seems to be the point entirely, however – that society is bloated, our perception of ourselves… Read more

Lauv – ‘How I’m Feeling’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Eva Pentel Ari Staprans Leff, 25, has already been well established in writing songs that attempt to address personal topics with a laidback approach. In his first studio album How I’m Feeling, the artist leaves no stone unturned with 21-tracks that act as a self-analysis of his various personas as the listener discovers… Read more

Dua Lipa – ‘Future Nostalgia’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Hugo Comte UK’s favorite “female alpha” Dua Lipa brings an enriching self-isolation dance party right to your front doorstep on the stimulating Future Nostalgia. The former fashion savvy model mostly exudes flawless bravado throughout the eleven-track LP, tailoring retro funk swing to suit her commanding attitude. Her impressive ode to the late 1980’s… Read more

Lauv: How the World is Feeling About His Music

Photo credit: Blair Brown At age twenty-five, Ari Stapans Leff, who goes by the stage name Lauv, has already made a measurable impact on the music world. His debut single “The Other” was certified gold back in 2015. By 2018, he had enough successful individual songs online to assemble them into a compilation album. To… Read more

Betty Who: Pop Music and Self Empowerment at its Finest

Photo Credit: Gavin Taylor Jessica Anne Newham was born on October 5, 1991, in Sydney, Australia. Since she was four, Jessica trained as a cellist. In her teen years, she moved to Michigan to attend Interlochen Center for the Arts. Jessica taught herself to play the piano and guitar and after becoming comfortable with her… Read more

Selena Gomez – ‘Rare’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Matt Baron / Shutterstock Former Disney starlet Selena Gomez is beloved for everything she is, and everything she’s not. So much so, that her diehard fans dubbed the release of her latest solo album in over four years #Rareday. Short for the project’s official title, Rare. Battling everything from lupus, a kidney transplant,… Read more

Tones and I: Local Street Performer to International Success

Photo Credit: Elise Derwin From working retail, to full-time street performing, to creating music and gaining millions of streams within a year, Toni Watson has quickly amassed global success. Toni, professionally known as Tones and I, is an electro-pop singer and songwriter who is striving to connect with fans during her rapid rise to stardom…. Read more