#FeaturedFriday Artist: That Poppy

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Have you ever watched something on the internet and though what the actual f*** was that? You probably have because there’s a lot of weird shit out there. The internet gave us Justin Bieber and the Harlem Shake. Well, that’s pretty much summing up this artist. But we aren’t talking about just her YouTube videos, we are here to talk about the artist known as That Poppy, or simply just Poppy.

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That Poppy seems to be the love child of Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, and Lady Gaga. It seems like, in theory, that it wouldn’t work but it surprisingly does. It’s like she was crafted in some sort of laboratory in a test tube. Created as the brain child of Titanic Sinclair, Poppy’s YouTube videos are stuff that probably would make more sense if you were heavily drugged out. They are short, sweet, and to the point. There’s also some sort meaning to them, which you will start to realize that hidden meanings are something Poppy is good at. Some of Poppy’s videos include her interviewing a plant, eating cotton candy, laying on the ground, and talking to a mannequin named Charlotte. THere’s also two long videos of Poppy reading the bible.

While no one knows a lot about Poppy, like her age or real name, the pop artist came onto the music scene with her first single “Lowlife” in the summer of 2015. The song is catchy and the music video is extremely creepy as f***. There’s a devil in it and her singing to a bunch of old men in suits, which was symbolizing the media. Most of what poppy does seem to have some sort of hidden meaning to the video. Literally, there are so many videos about the conspiracy theories portrayed in her video. Everyone seems to think that she’s a cult and a part of the Illuminati. But its art and like all piece’s of art, everyone sees the meaning of it differently.

Poppy seems to be a making a comment on teen pop idols and the way artist/celebrities are portrayed in the media in general. She looks like a young Britney Spears for the majority of the videos. Her songs are catchy and follow the protocol for catchy pop hits. It’s all everything

Her music is extremely good and makes me think I’m under some sort of spell. But her videos are scary and creepy. It’s a deadly combination and it works so well. I highly recommend listening to her but be warned: THE MUSIC WILL GET STUCK IN YOUR HEAD AND NEVER LEAVE.

Here’s some more of Poppy’s music. Here’s also a link to her YouTube channel.

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#FeaturedFriday:Melanie Martinez

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Welcome to this month’s #FeaturedFriday! This is the spot where I tell you about an artist that I found about from others and such. This month, our featured artist is Melanie Martinez.

If you are looking to have an artist to soundtrack your CW teen drama of a life, then this is the artist. Melanie Martinez was on The Voice, back when it was actually good, and she is what I’m calling the lovechild of Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding and Katy Perry. While she made it to Top 6 on that show. Her album “Cry Baby” is a dark and amazing. All the songs are catchy and pretty much lyrical deep. The best part about the album is that she made music video’s for the entire album. Even in 2015, when the album was released, that is a big deal. Music Videos help tell the story more than what’s presented in the lyrics of the song.

My favorite songs off the album is “Pity Party,” “Dollhouse,” and “Cry Baby.” But every song is good. I highly recommend this album if you are looking for amazing artist. Make sure you view her YouTube channel to see videos for the album.

 

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#FeaturedFriday: S Club 7

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Last week, I was informed of something that was so shocking and upsetting that this blog post will make you question your faith in humanity. It was covered in the podcast last week, but there are people in this world that hate/don’t like the music of S Club 7. I know right?

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Because of this, I will be taking all the haters to school about the glorious of S Club 7! They are this weeks #FeaturedFriday. S Club 7 is a British pop group of the late 90s to early 00s. They were in the height of european pop invasion. They had a television that showcased their music. It was pretty much the Hannah Montana before it was Hannah Montana. It lasted for 4 seasons and was the best thing on ABC Family, then known as Fox Family. S Club 7 is the best kind of music from the 90s. Take a listen to the playlist below and let me know what you think 🙂

 

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#FeaturedFriday Aly & AJ

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It’s time for another #FeaturedFriday! And since Disney Channel still has us feeling the feels from the weekend long DCOM, Disney Channel Original Movie, I decided to let the spotlight shine on the duo that took the Disney Channel by storm-Aly & AJ.

Alyson Michalka starred in the underlooked classic known as “Phil of the Future.” She sang a little song in an episode and the next thing we know, AJ Michalka came into the scene and two sang “Do You Believe in Magic?” for Aly’s new movie about magic (I think it was called “Now You See It.” It was okay. I watched for Aly. She did good). They were this rocker girls that made really good music with meaning. My inner tween self related to the music they were putting out.  They released another studio album and a christmas album before they changed their name to “78Violet” and went off on their own. 

They have been busy acting, releasing the killer new single “Hothouse.” They are now back as Aly & AJ and working on a new album!!!

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