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Monthly Archives: April 2018

A WORKING VACATION…

I just wanted to let you all know that I will resume Love is Pop activities, like conducting the interviews you all know and love, on the 30th of this month.  I’m taking a little break so that I can work on editing Book of Shadows 4: In Memoriam.  To subscribe to my...
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MUCH MORE THAN THE VOICE: AN INTERVIEW WITH WHITNEY FENIMORE

interview by Michael McCarthy The reason this interview is titled Much More Than The Voice is that today’s subject is Whitney Fenimore, who you may recall from season 13 of a little show called The Voice. She did a touching rendition of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” which she rearranged herself, at...
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DANSEZ DANS LE BLEU DE NUIT: AN INTERVIEW WITH BALOJI

interview by Michael McCarthy Congolese-born Baloji’s new LP, 137 Avenue Kaniama, was released on March 23rd, 2018 via Bella Union. Prior to when the label approached me about the album, I’d never heard of Baloji, but then I suppose very few people here in the States would’ve heard of him. That’s exactly why...
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#songoftheday / #amlistening = LOWELL: “WAR FACE”


"I wear my war face," proudly proclaims captivating singer/songwriter Lowell on "War Face,"  the first single from her mind-blowing new album entitled Lone Wolf.  The album is her second and was released today on 4/6/18 and my jaw is still on the floor after it dropped as I...
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DARK -AND- LIGHT: AN INTERVIEW WITH LOUIS TORRE

interview by Michael McCarthy You may be familiar with Louis Torre because you’ve heard his popular, stripped-back covers of songs like “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” by Shawn Mendes, “Don’t Take The Money” by Bleachers and “Toxic” by Britney Spears. He’s released roughly two dozen covers already, and we discuss those at length,...
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#songoftheday / #amlistening = SALT: “HELIUM”


Today we have "Helium," the excellent second single from the artist simply known as Salt.    I love the way the track blends synthesizers and snappy beats with her sometimes ethereal vocals.  The artist she most reminds me of is the great Florence Welch (a.k.a. Florence + The...
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IRELAND ON THE LINE: AN INTERVIEW WITH HARRY HUDSON TAYLOR

interview by Michael McCarthy Hudson Taylor, the duo comprised of Harry and Alfie Hudson Taylor, is not easy to pin down. As I said in the first question below, I hear so many genres all at once when I hear their upbeat songs. Folk, Americana, Country, Pop – it’s all in there. The...
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