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UP TO TEN: AN INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL SWEET OF STRYPER AND SOLO FAME

interview by Michael McCarthy What can I say about the great Michael Sweet that I haven’t already said? This is Love is Pop’s sixth interview with the extremely talented, super busy Stryper frontman/songwriter/co-lead guitarist and solo artist. We love the guy here at Love is Pop HQ and he’s always such a joy...
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#PREMIERE / #SONGOFTHEDAY WITH INTERVIEW: MICHAEL RIDER’S “CAPITAL”

review by Michael McCarthy Today I’m delighted to premiere Manhattan-based dream pop singer/songwriter Michael Rider’s new protest anthem, “Capital.” From its punchy main beat to its layers and layers of instrumentation and subtle vocal samples, which glide along under Rider’s lead vocals like a surfboard under his feet, its production is complex enough...
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PREMIERE / INTERVIEW: KATRINA STUART’S BLUE ROSES

interview by Michael McCarthy “All your blue roses don’t mean a thing,” sings Los Angeles-based singer/dancer/model/actress Katrina Stuart on her haunting new single, “Blue Roses,” an R&B and pop hybrid about someone hurting you and trying to fix it with flowers (or, I imagine, other material things). “You can take your pretty flowers...
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ALL THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS: AN INTERVIEW WITH DONNIE VIE

by Michael McCarthy I remember first seeing the video for Enuff Z’Nuff’s debut single, “New Thing,” on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball and wondering what planet they were from. Sure, there were plenty of heavy metal bands – like Poison and Pretty Boy Floyd – who wore a lot of makeup, but Enuff Z’Nuff took...
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DIVING IN THE DEEP END: AN INTERVIEW WITH MARIELLE KRAFT

by Michael McCarthy I recently saw singer/songwriter Marielle Kraft celebrate the release of her new EP, The Deep End, by putting on a sold-out performance at City Winery in Boston. It was the first in a small number of dates to launch the pensive but catchy EP on which Marielle wears her heart...
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DEFINITELY NOT MADE OF CHEESE: AN INTERVIEW WITH ARTHUR MOON

Arthur Moon is a wondrous collaboration between Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Lora-Faye and musicians Cale Hawkins (Quincy Jones, Bilal) and Martin D. Fowler (a composer for This American Life). Arthur Moon is also the moniker that Lora-Faye herself goes by. (More on that in the interview.) Arthur’s debut album is out on vinyl now via...
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NY, DENMARK & THE MUSIC IN BETWEEN: AN INTERVIEW WITH OH LAND

interview by Michael McCarthy Danish singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Nanna Øland Fabricius, better known by her stage name Oh Land, is about as brilliant a musician as they come. The funny thing is, she had no plans of making a career out of music. Although she was born the child of composer...
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EVERYWHERE YOU GO: AN INTERVIEW WITH JOHN CUSIMANO OF THE CRINGE

interview by Michael McCarthy Hailing from New York, rock band The Cringe is about to release its sixth album, Everywhere You’ve Never Been, this Friday on April 19, 2019. Although it didn’t start out as a concept album, a theme became evident during its creation; each song was about somewhere the band had...
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NOT YOUR ORDINARY POP PRINCESS: AN INTERVIEW WITH THEIA

interview by Michael McCarthy This Friday, April 12th 2019, New Zealand’s rising pop star Theia releases her highly addictive EP, Not Your Princess. She loves the word sassy and it’s no wonder why because it’s the perfect word to sum up her sound, which features lots of perky tunes with attitude, such as...
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Baby, You’re A Millionaire: An Interview with Chlöe Howl

interview by Michael McCarthy Pop singer/songwriter Chlöe Howl has been on my radar since she released her addictive 2013 single “No Strings.” And while she’s yet to release a full-length album, she’s continued to churn out fantastic singles and exquisite EPs aplenty. Last year’s Work EP, for example, is particularly infectious and a...
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TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY: AN INTERVIEW WITH LUCY SPRAGGAN

interview by Michael McCarthy Lucy Spraggan hails from the UK and she’s one of the most talented songwriters I’ve ever come to know. In all honesty, her lyrics are brilliant and I can’t think of another artist whose lyrics I like more. She’s truly gifted in that department, her songs often telling stories...
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