Best in Pop - Hot New Releases

Gorgeous, gleaming glistening pop to see you into the summer!

Featuring Lisa Curran, Empress Of, Just Wondering, Blithe, TATYANA, Madison Rose, Lagoona Bloo, Lemon and EFÉ

By Eimear O SullivanMusicngear Editor

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Milkshake Sky - Lisa Curran

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‘Milkshake Sky’ is a gorgeous meld of melancholy uneasy analog textures; mixed with glittering walls of pop, giving way to a song that is simultaneously both new and old; the verses possessing the haunting quality found in a lot of classics (a characteristic that is also present in a lot of Lana del Ray’s music) 

‘Milkshake Sky’ is “a song set to the poem by Farida Momtaz; and is a representation of an up and down relationship whether that be a love interest, a friend or a family member!”

The Kerry based artist was recently a featured artist on the #1 single ‘embrace the world’ by Kevin Walsh which was a huge success for Ireland's autism charity AsIAm. 

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Dance For You - Empress Of

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The newest release from the LA based artist. Rich electronic with slightly mournful descending chords, a house beat paired with flawless vocals, this reminds me of a lot of mid-2000s pop electronic songs. As with all of Empress Of’s releases, this is filled with beautiful and imaginative production choices. 

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idk, maybe - Just Wondering

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This is the newest release from the Dublin-based trio - and it is gorgeous. 

idk maybe” features slightly forlorn electronic pop textures, with utterly addictive vocal melodies and production. This will be the soundtrack to a lot of summer memories. 

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Cherry - Blithe

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Opening with a bang, with huge drums and a plucking, groove filled bassline, this demands your utmost attention from the moment it begins, before dissolving into a rich gleaming chorus with sublime vocals. You need this.  

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Between The Lines - TATYANA

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Pitch perfect vocals easing over a rising wall of electronic pop textures; before descending into gorgeous pop/shoegaze verse, littered with analog texture synths and pads, turning this song into something fully unique. This one is for lucid dreaming.

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Technicolor - Madison Rose

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This is technicolor in song form.

Featuring lush, reflective pads and synthesis reminiscent in texture to a lot of mid 2000s electronic-pop production, the arpeggiated basslines, sublime stacked vocals, all lead into a huge exploding kaleidoscopic chorus that lifts you right out of your seat.

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Sticky Sweet - Lagoona Bloo, Lemon

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Candy- like glistening melodies, all sprinkled over a throbbing industrial bassline - Sickly Sweet is confectionery spun sugar. The verses lead into a dreamily smooth chorus that mixes the best of pop and electronic textures.

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Lime - EFÉ

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Every song released by Dublin based artist EFÉ is drenched with DIY bedroom pop flavored character. LIME is a refreshing blast of warmth and citrusy magical touches, before hitting you with an in your face chorus, so, so good. 

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About Eimear O Sullivan

Eimear Ann O Sullivan is a multi-genre music producer, audio engineer and vocalist. After receiving a Masters in Music Technology from the CIT Cork School of Music, she went on to operate as a producer under the name Blakkheart. Her releases have received critical acclaim from Ireland's biggest music publications, such as District Magazine and Nialler9, alongside receiving heavy commercial radio airplay. She currently works in Cork recording studio Flashpoint CC. Previous clients of hers include the likes of Comedy Central’s Dragony Aunt star Candy Warhol, rapper Darce and Outsider YP. (Photo credit @Fabian Boros)

Contact Eimear O Sullivan at eimear.o.sullivan@musicngear.com

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