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#albumoftheday / #amlistening = DOE PAORO: SOFT POWER

Doe Paoro’s Soft Power album is her generation’s answer to Carole King’s Tapestry. Heartfelt, earnest singer-songwriter tunes with thought-provoking and insightful lyrics made with real instruments, including lots of smooth piano. All decorated with a wide variety of influences. For example, “Over” has a distinct Motown vibe while other tracks, like “Guilty” and...
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#songoftheday / #amlistening = LARKIN POE: “BLEACH BLONDE BOTTLE BLUES”

One insanely talented duo that I can't get enough of is Larkin Poe.  It seems like just yesterday that I interviewed Rebecca and Megan Lovell about their third album, Peach.  Well, the roots rock/soul/blues sisters will be releasing their third album, Venom & Faith, on November 9, 2018. 

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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 = RUTH KOLEVA: “I DON’T KNOW WHY”


Bulgarian singer-songwriter Ruth Koleva's "I Don't Know Why" hails from her just-announced sophomore album, Confidence. Truth, which is scheduled for release on 3/30.  It's an excellent example of what can happen when jazz and pop are blended into something that defies the unwritten rules of both genres. ...
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POP, SOUL & BAROQUE: AN INTERVIEW WITH KAT CUNNING

interview by Michael McCarthy Kat Cunning (aka Katrina Cunningham) is a singer/songwriter who mixes pop, soul and Baroque influences with excellent results. So far, however, she’s been known for her work as a Broadway actress and dancer, having performed in Dangerous Liaisons, Cirque Du Soleil’s Paramore and NYC’s Sleep No More. She’s also...
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#songoftheday = KAT CUNNING: “WILD POPPIES”


As an actress, Kat Cunning has already appeared in Dangerous Liaisons, Cirque Du Soleil's Paramour and Sleep No More.  You might call her a future star of the NYC arts scene.  But, in my eyes, she's already a star.  I felt like I was witnessing one...
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#songoftheday = LUI HILL: “5000 MILES”


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. ...
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#songoftheday = LUKE FAAS: “WHY BOTHER”


"Why Bother" is the second single from Luke Faas, a 23-year-old Norwegian singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. It follows his debut single, "Should've Seen It." At first, the lyrics of the punchy, seductive, electro-soul "Why Bother" might sound apathetic, like a depressed person not wanting to bother...
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#songoftheday = TERENCE RYAN: “MEAN IT”


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...
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NIKKI YANOFSKY: THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW

interview by Michael McCarthy Nikki Yanofsky’s “Miss You When I’m Drunk” was recently a song of the day here on Love is Pop and we are now pleased to present you with the following interview with the woman herself. Nikki started off her career almost by accident when she performed at a jazz...
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: QUINN LEWIS

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...
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An Exclusive Interview with Brandyn Burnette

Last month I was introduced to Brandyn Burnette’s music via his pensive single “Karma,” which already has 20k plays on Soundcloud alone. He categorizes his music as neo-soul, but to my ears “Karma” was sheer electro-pop bliss. In any case, I had to hear more after that taste and was lucky enough to...
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#songoftheday = Brandyn Burnette: “KARMA”


"It's coming back to you," Brandyn Burnette sings here on his new self-described, progressive soul single "Karma," and he'll have you worrying that that bad thing you did is coming back to bite you in the ass any day now. "Be careful what you say and what...
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