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,...Read more
Tag Archives: R&B
Sweet, subtle and sultry are the words that immediately spring to mind when I listen to Louis Torre's new song "Love is Blind," which was just released on the date of this posting, 3/14/18. To my ears, the track is nothing shy of a roasted to perfection...Read more
DEMO TAPED: “OWN IT” Hailing from Atlanta, the 19-year old R&B sensation known as Demo Taped has just released his highly anticipated Momentary EP. The central theme of the release is dealing with his anxiety and depression, something most of us can relate to these days. That said, we’re especially fond of the...Read more
Lui Hill was discovered by Tobias Herder, who has signed him to the Filter Music Group with four singles and an album due out over the course of the next year. Previously, Herder discovered the amazing Milky Chance and Hill is no less talented. ...Read more
Adam Jensen has become a certified Spotify Sensation since we first started posting his songs -- and interviewing him -- here on Love is Pop. His hit "The Mystic" has racked up 1 million streams already while a remix of his debut single "Sandcastles" has over 5 million....Read more
Terence Ryan hails from our neck of the woods, Boston, Massachusetts. His location is what motivated us to check out his new song/video "Mean It," but even if he wasn't from Boston we'd still be making it our song of the day for today because it's a...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy “Don’t have much to say,” sings Christian O — a super talented pop/R&B/soul singer/songwriter — at the beginning of “Free,” the first track from his latest EP Shiva’s Dance. Well, that couldn’t be further from the truth. As the song later goes, “Everyone’s free to be as they wish to be.”...Read more
Today’s song of the day, “Lucy’s Lair,” is the final song — but first single — from Christian O’s fantastic 8 song EP Shiva’s Dance. I’m in love with its potent beats. I couldn’t tell you if they’re programmed beats or live percussion because they sound like both, which I suppose is the...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Born in Australia and currently residing in Nashville, Quinn Lewis is one of today’s most interesting up and coming singer/songwriters. While he originally moved to Nashville to do more traditional songwriter fare, he soon switched gears and now makes exquisitely produced music that blurs the lines between electro-pop and...Read more
D∆WN, better known as Dawn Richard, veers in a mainstream R&B/pop direction with her new single "Cali Sun," which hails from her third album, Redemption, which is said to be the "final installment in the trilogy." I was a big fan of the two previous...
Bo Rocha will release a new 4-track EP entitled Hold My Gaze on 9th September 2016 via Bait and Switch Records. In the meantime, your summer is going to sizzle with her just released new single "Enough For You." The mix of its hard-driving beats...
S.M. Entertainment dismissed Jessica Jung from Girls’ Generation in 2014 due to scheduling conflicts related to the activities of her fashion brand Blanc & Eclare and the group’s schedule. Considering that she was a fan favorite, firing her could’ve been career suicide for Girls’ Generation, or SNSD as they’re known in Korea, but...Read more
Dawn Richard delivers another twisted R&B song destined to toy with your head with her latest single, "Not Above That." It's so far out there that I'm not even sure I should be calling it R&B. Maybe there should be an R&B sub-genre called gloom for...
reviews and photos by Michael McCarthy As I previously mentioned, I was unable to make Boston Calling on Saturday. First, I woke up late at 11 when I’d meant to get up at 9 and take the 11 train into Boston from Lowell. Then I went to the train station to take the...Read more
Aluna George's latest, "My Blood," is a slow-burning, steamy R&B masterpiece that will be perfect in a vampire movie someday soon. ...