A lot has happened since the last “This Beat Is Poptronik” update in March. As much as I hate to keep mentioning it. The wrath of COVID-19 and adjusting to life in lockdown, self-isolation or quarantine and observing social distancing when we venture out, has become a strange new norm. In light of everything which has been happening, we hope that our readers are staying healthy, safe, & sane! Despite the obvious adversities, it has been particularly heartening to see communities come together to support one another. The music industry especially, being an early adopter of finding new and innovative ways of keeping us all uplifted at this time. Livestream gigs and benefits have really, taken off. There are so many now that it is hard to keep up! The humble, playlist has become an even more important companion in these times.
Subscribing to the “This Beat Is Poptronik,” playlists means there is no excuse not to enjoy and support electronic, pop, and indie music, be it from established or newly, emerging artists. To make things even simpler, we have started up “This Beat Is Poptronik” 2020 Archive Playlist this month as well, which we will keep adding to (find it HERE)
The May edition of the playlist is now out, ready and waiting for you to download or stream, (whatever you prefer really) and pop into your ears.
Who is featured?…
Who could have predicted the opening spot would go to the Call Me Loop track “Downhill From Here“, huh? We couldn’t resist having little a joke. Nonetheless, the track is a pop-belter. Enjoy it much.
Blog favourites, Bright Light Bright Light, Sazzie, Tom Aspaul, SIRPAUL, REYNA, Alex Di Leo and Hannah Jane Lewis continued to show us what they do best.
Aluna (now solo) of AlunaGeorge stepped back into the pop arena. While Pet Shop Boys, Troye Sivan, Dua Lipa, Lennon Stella, Ava Max, HAIM and 5SOS threw more of their electrifying tracks into the ring.
Who you should have on your radar:
First up, from a voice that resonates with special magic. GRACEY who is currently enjoying her first official top 40 chart placing as the featured artist on the Kid 220 track “Don’t Need Love” – has changed the name of her lovely sad pop banger “Gone” to “Alone In My Room.” To reflect self-isolation and because Twitter told her too. She’s ace BTW.
From TikTok sensation to future-forward artist. Trevor Daniel embraces emotive pop sensibility head-on, on FINNEAS co-write and produced “Past Life.”
We are given a glimpse of Evie Irie’s spitfire personality on “Over Him” and definitely, have the appetite for more sassy pop songs from her.
We’ll be paying close attention to rising electronic producer pluko from now on because his track “used to” with Cassette Tapes is incredible electronic pop music.
Please DO go and explore the playlist and discover a new favourite track and/or artist for yourself.
We’ll update you again on “This Beat Is Poptronik” news next month.
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