Poppy Shares New Single “So Mean”

Poppy is set to release her new album Flux on September 24th via “Sumerian Records,” and judging from the tracks off the upcoming album that she’s released thus far, it’s evident that Flux is far from “I Disagree Part 2.” Though the explorations in guitar-oriented Alternative Metal and Nu-Metal are carried over into these new tracks, the heavy Electronic elements of her previous record are traded in for a more organic Rock sound with a focus on live instrumentation, all while carrying a consistent underlying edge of Industrial Metal. Her latest single “So Mean,” is even more of a departure from I Disagree. The Alternative Rock elements are still there, but in this track Poppy seems more keen on incorporating her pop sensibilities, with a style that hearkens back to 2000s Alternative Rock. Flux is looking like it’s going to be filled with surprises, and Poppy isn’t someone who wants to stay in one space for too long. That’s the mark of a true shape-shifter. You can watch the music video for “So Mean” below:

Poppy Announces New Album “Flux,” Shares Title Track


Poppy is quickly becoming one of the most prolific solo artists in the music world today. Last year she released her impeccably produced album I Disagree, covered t.A.T.u’s “All the Things She Said,” released an expanded version of I Disagree, released her heavily Ambient soundtrack Music to Scream To, released a Christmas EP, and just this year she has released her EAT EP for WWE’s “NXT” program, and shared a fantastic cover of Jack Off Jill’s “Fear of Dying.” Well, looks like we’re going to continue to eat well, because Poppy has announced that she will release a new full-length album titled Flux on September 24th via “Sumerian Records.” The album will feature her previously released single “Her,” as well as the title track, which was just released today. You can watch the music video for “Flux” below:

Poppy Announces New Christmas E.P. “A Very Poppy Christmas”

Like a regular Ebenezer Scrooge, Christmas music normally makes me cringe. Sorry guys, but Christmas isn’t my thing, if it’s your thing then more power to you, i’m just more of a Halloween guy, (yeah I know, big surprise) however, when an artist puts their own spin on the holiday spirit and offers something much more than “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” I can’t deny the creativity. Poppy, who has had one Hell of a year, releasing music that showcases her ambition and shapeshifting nature will drop a Christmas themed E.P. on December 1st via “Sumerian Records” titled A Very Poppy Christmas. Today, she has released a track off the E.P. titled “I Won’t Be Home for Christmas,” and it’s a soothingly dreamy lullaby of a track. You can listen to “I Won’t Be Home for Christmas” below:

Poppy Announces Expanded Album “I Disagree (more)”

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Today Poppy has announced the release of a new expanded edition of her recent album I Disagree titled I Disagree (more.) The album will drop August 14th via “Sumerian Records,” and will feature four bonus tracks “If It Bleeds,” “Bleep Bloop,” “Khaos x4,” and “Don’t Ask.” She has shared the track “Khaos x4,” and it continues the enticing combination of Metal and Pop that I Disagree offered. You can listen to “Khaos x4” below:

Album Review: Poppy – I Disagree

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Artist: Poppy

Album: I Disagree

Genre: Pop/Nu-Metal/Metalcore/Industrial Metal

Label: Sumerian Records

Rating: 9/10

 Whenever an artist announces that they’ll release a new album consisting of sounds from a genre they’re not primarily known for, it’s hard not to be skeptical or roll your eyes upon hearing the news. There’s always that chance that the outsider not versed in the genre will regurgitate stereotypes and package it as whatever genre they’re going for. So when word caught on that musician and internet sensation “Poppy” was going to release a heavier and darker album, it unsurprisingly divided the fans that loved her sugary “Alt Pop” and immediately prompted “Metal” elitists to throw a fit, but what seemed like something that would fall into parody turned out to be rather impressive. Fucking incredible to be honest. I’ve been aware of Poppy. Though I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a fan of her previous work, i’ve always respected the unusual and artistic take on her own brand of “Pop,” and even the strange David Lynch-esque nature of her internet videos. Her new album I Disagree wasn’t necessarily a priority for me and after how stacked this year has already been so far with new releases I honestly and ashamedly had forgotten about it, but after much buzz I finally listened to it, and I was pleasantly surprised. This is the most accomplished fusion of Metal, Pop, and Electronic Music i’ve heard in a very long time. This album works on so many levels. It’s undeniably heavy, drawing influences from “Metalcore” and “Nu-Metal,” it’s immensely polished with pristine yet filthy production that incorporates elements of “Dubstep” and “Industrial,” and Poppy’s “burn shit down” attitude combined with a sense of maturity, optimism, and animated yet lush vocals are a recipe for success. Another reason why this album works is that Poppy doesn’t sound like she’s trying to sound “Metal.” She’s not throwing up devil horns while wearing a pentagram t-shirt. Instead she’s just being Poppy, a darker Poppy yes, but this progression feels genuine. Though lyrically simplistic, Poppy’s intentions are clear. They’re to inspire. To inspire us to be true to ourselves, to question authority, to be free, and to innovate, and not once does it come off as corny. To all the Metalheads that will dismiss her as a “poser” or disingenuous, think of it this way, she never actually said she was making a “Metal” album, she’s just incorporating a darker sound while showcasing her love for all things “Metal,” and by default the album is undeniably “Metal” and drags the genre kicking and screaming out of it’s element. The fact that it takes someone who’s primarily known for “Pop” to do that says a lot about your refusal to evolve. Poppy is going to do Poppy, unafraid of backlash, and that’s utterly inspiring. 

Written By: Steven Sandoval