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...Read more
Tag Archives: folk pop
"I don't need a smile to be enjoying myself," sings South African-born, Berlin-based, indie-songstress Alice Phoebe Lou with an air of melancholy on "Skin Crawl," today's song of the day. ...Read more
Lick Neon has been gathering quite the following from playing basements and bars around their home city (and Love is Pop's nearest big city) of Boston, but since their adorable folk-pop song "Slip" went live on Spotify about a month ago, they've already...Read more
"CES MOTS SIMPLES," the beautiful new single by Vanessa Paradis, translates as "these simple words." The video of Vanessa swinging with water below her, which she dips her tip-toes in, is rather simple, too. ...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Freedom Fry is a Magnificent – yes, with a capital M – duo consisting of Parisian-born Marie Seyrat and Michigan-born Bruce Driscoll. Chances are that you’ve already heard of them. And that you’ve even heard their music. (Apparently, I am the last person on earth to have discovered them.)...Read more
Parisian-born Marie Seyrat calls herself a jerk in the lyrics to "Die Tryin," a song about how you can try to "get" someone -- to figure them out or relate to them -- and it can seem impossible. Still, as you could guess from the song's title,...Read more
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...Read more
International duo Freedom Fry's "Classic" is one of those wonderful, feel-good songs that just about anyone can fall in love with. I understand they consider themselves alt-folk, but to me, they sound like pop that just so happens to have folk elements. Very impressive pop, though. The...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Several years ago, Megan Davies opened a Youtube account and posted a video of herself doing an experimental, classical guitar piece. It didn’t get many streams, but she kept the account open and eventually started posting other things. Those things being actual songs. Most of them were covers. Some...Read more
Brother and sister duo Angus & Julia Stone continue to take one's breath away with their new single, "Snow," which feels a lot more like summer than its namesake. The overall ambiance of the track -- particularly its lovely background music -- reminds me of The Beach Boys....Read more
"Hide and Seek" by Sam Levin is a wonderful folk-tronic tune that mixes acoustic guitars and electronic beats with vocals that split the difference between pop and folk. There's a playful element to the song that reminds me of Ben Lee's music. I'm also reminded of...
interview by Michael McCarthy On October 21st folk rockers Streets of Laredo will release their sophomore album, WILD, via Dine Alone Records. The album is a spectacular set of tunes rich in kaleidoscopic color with lyrics that are inspiring as they inspired. With several different percussive instruments, horns, bass, electric and acoustic guitars...Read more
We last heard from singer/songwriter KT Tunstall in the form of her Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon album, which was a haunting and delicate, folky affair. Her latest single, "Evil Eye," is perhaps best described as pop. Irresistible pop that'll surely brighten your day and make...