Only two weeks in with plenty more new music to come in the coming weeks, August is already proving itself to be a month for the pop music fans.
Troye Sivan’s “Animal”-istic tendencies are on full show
With his highly anticipated second album “Bloom” only 3 weeks away, Troye Sivan has released the final single from the album before its actual release. “Animal“ has everything the previous offerings from the album do not; it is a four and a half minute, 80s inspired, pop ballad, love song, filled with pulsing synths and declarations of love, very different from the ‘textbook perfect’ three and a half minute pop songs already released. In an interview with Vice, Sivan said that he wanted to break away from the typical mould of a pop song, with the end result being “Animal”. By all accounts so far, the feedback on the song, particularly on Twitter, has been overwhelmingly positive (as is generally the case when it comes to Troye’s fanbase). It’s safe to say that hype for “Bloom” has never been higher than at this point. It’ll be a long 3 weeks waiting for its release for Troye’s fanbase.
Sounds like: 80s synth pop ballads, think “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and “Time After Time”
Listen to when: you’re in love
Broods are feeling “Peach”-y
Two years after the release of their last album “Conscious”, brother-sister duo Caleb and Georgia Nott have finally released their comeback single in “Peach”, a back-and-forth, feel good, pop whirlwind. Earlier this year, both halves of the New Zealand duo released solo projects (initially on the same day), with Georgia’s being a all-female collaboration entitled “The Venus Project”, which was born out of the realisation that she was always “the only girl in the room” when making music. Caleb’s solo endeavour “Fuzzy Milk” came from having a lot of spare time whilst Georgia was off doing her own thing. Both have now come back together as the process of their third album, scheduled for release in 2019, takes off, with this first single being the starting block.
Sounds like: Marina and the Diamonds and Charli XCX had a love child who really loves peaches
Listen to when: you’re feeling down and need a reminder that everything will be fine
Catch ya on the flip side,