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Bubblegum Pop

Get your gratitude fix with Nhala’ bubble gum pop-rock hit, Blissfully Distracted

With Beach Boys-style backing harmonies to round off the country nuances in the perfect pop hit, Blissfully Distracted by the LA bubble gum enchantress, Nhala’s tracks will take you higher.

The optimistic track, which hazily orbits around the emotions tied to being in the honeymoon phase, is almost as sweet as indulging in those feelings on a physical level with the new object of your affection. After her angsty no good at love era we’re all too happy to join Nhala on cloud nine.

She’s got the look; she’s got the soul, and, my God, she’s got the voice. Her Taylor Swift meets No Doubt dreamy demeanour more than has what it takes to leave you on a blissful pop plateau.

In her own words, here is what she had to say on the release.

“This is the perfect mood booster that 2022 desperately needs, leaving you craving sunshine & adventure. I’ve learned that appreciating what you have will always bring you more to be grateful for. With this single, I am literally saying “thank you”. I hope this song makes you want to put down your phone, get lost in life and fall in love with whatever that may be for you – this summer and for years to come.”

Blissfully Distracted will officially release on June 3rd. Hear it here, or head over to her official website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


MACY looks at heartbreak through a sticky-sweet prism of optimism in her latest single, Pink Bandana

Nu-disco meets funk-pop in the latest single from the UK pop luminary, MACY.Pink Bandana’ pops the bubblegum pop bubble with the overdriven guitar riffs, funk-laced bass guitar and vocals that will leave any Marina and the Diamonds fan with the inclination to make the perennial pop earworm a playlist staple.

Pink Bandana, which was produced by Owain Felstead, runs you through the early stages of heartache, seen through a sticky-sweet prism of self-empowered optimism. The emboldening energy reads through the high vibe hook-filled instrumentals and MACY’s playfully fiery vocal charisma. Together, they’e a powerfully infectious combination.

Pink Bandana is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Cami Bex owns her lack of impulse control in her matured bubblegum pop earworm. Cut Me Off

There was no forgetting the pop-archetype-smashing artist, Cami Bex, after hearing her debut single, Type, in 2020. In 2022, she is on even more visceral form with the release of her seminal single, Cut Me Off, which is a playfully resonant admission to her lack of control in the face of temptation.

A chorus of, “I’m not strong enough for you, you better cut me off”, was always going to hit hard. But when those bruising words are delivered through Cami Bex’s signature bubble gum pop vocals, they hit twice as hard.

The Sydney Southwest-based artist has been worthy of viral notoriety from the start; we can’t wait to watch more hype garner around the sheer vulnerability in her indie breathy vocals and her hooky melodies.

Cut Me Off will officially release on February 25th, 2022. You can check it out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Sabreen Islam breathes indie-pop euphoria onto the airwaves with, ‘Glow’.

Sabreen Islam

‘Glow’ is the latest indie synthpop single by up and coming singer-songwriter Sabreen Islam whose sound has already reached the pinnacle of fun, life-affirming pop. At the age of 18-years-old, the Auckland, New Zealand-hailing artist has already mastered the art of creating infectiously euphoric melodies and serenading serotonin levels.

With a little help from Auckland-based producer Will Henderson, Glow carries all the earmarks of a summer bubble gum pop playlist staple. Fans of Selena Gomez, Carly Rae Jepsen and Rebecca Black will definitely want to keep Sabreen on their radar for her future releases.

Check out Sabreen Islam on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Sophia Gonzon goes ‘Dancing With The Devil’

Working with producer Cesar Da Emperor is clearly working well for Florida-based Italian-American Sophia Gonzon, who – in collaboration with singer-songwriter Ryan Curtis – brings us her new single ‘Dancing With The Devil’.

Poppy, dancy R&B with enough of a hint of rock to perfectly suit the gritty edge to her voice, ‘Dancing With The Devil’ is all dynamics, soft verses and big, overdriven power-chord choruses. There’s a mix of influences here, from Pink and Christina Aguilera through Gwen Stefani and Gloria Estefan to Flo Rida and Lil Wayne. There’s some well-put together self-harmonies on the choruses, that Stefani/No Doubt vibe coming through on the catchy pop-funk-rock guitar stylings and Gonzon’s powerful vocals.

You can hear ‘Dancing With The Devil’ on Spotify; follow Sophia Gonzon here or on Instagram.

Review by Alex Holmes

From B to B want to take us out for some ‘Hungry Love’

Social networks in the era of Covid-lockdown have taken on a whole new meaning, especially around relationships and those fledgeling romances which kicked off before the world closed down. The lyrical refrain of ‘I want to go out’ within From B to B’s new single ‘Hungry Love’ must have been uttered by most of us at some point over the last twelve months, and if you can’t empathise with that sentiment than, frankly, we’re beyond hunger here.

Good, bouncy, American-style pop, bubblegum and beatsy, with a touch of “Marshmallow” and a little of the “junk food” taste and a side-order of hip hop, ‘Hungry Love’ is perfect, summery driving dance-pop for lazy weekends, pizza-and-coke-floats on the couch, and Netflix-and-Chill of an evening. It’s instant, it’s catchy, it hooks you in with sugar and fills you up with sunshine. What better antidote to the January Blues?

Check out ‘Hungry Love’ on Spotify now.

Review by Alex Holmes

KayBe releases her Pop and Soul inspired single Fall in Love

KayBe has dropped her latest single ‘I Fall in Love’ combining Pop and Soul into a truly mesmerising piece of music.

Starting off with the peaceful tune on the piano, as KayBe enters with her powerful vocals singing in a rather mellow tone as her voice gives off this calming feeling as you listen, even when she does stretch her voice to reach those high notes, which she does perfectly.

The way the piano plays alongside her vocals gives it this suspenseful and overwhelming sound as the pitch heightens and the vocals begin to reach to that higher side as the instrumentation builds up around them.

Adding in that occasional clash on drums to really build up that atmosphere as KayBe’s compelling vocals pierce through each element. Letting the slight hum of the voice lead off to a smooth and calming ending.

Head on over to Spotify now to listen to KayBe’s single I Fall in Love.

Review by Karley Myall

DK – Okay: Soulfully-Sweet Inventively-Fresh Polyphonic Pop

We can always tell when good vibes have been made the cornerstone of a single, and it’s all too evident that Urban Alt Pop artist DK made it the essence of his recently released single “Okay”.

Throughout the tonally vibrant track, you’ll hear the repetition of the mantra “I’ll be okay”, with plenty of inspiring introspection in between. By the time you get to the outro, don’t be surprised if the playfully polyphonic mix has lifted your spirits and organically offered a heavy serving of optimism. It’s impossible not to be endeared by the feat of Hip Hop, Pop, Soul, and RnB.

I have a feeling of any fans of Nintendo-style chiptune tracks will definitely want Okay on their playlists.

You can check out DK’s latest single Okay for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Zoe Wakelam – Clumsy: Conversationally Candid Ukulele-Led Bubblegum Indie Pop

Zoe Wakelam

While many Pop artists busy themselves by projecting a plasticised version of their being into their songs, up and coming singer-songwriter Zoe Wakelam has gone in the opposite direction with their refreshingly human single “Clumsy”.

Any fans of the style of Kate Nash and Lily Allen are sure to appreciate the soulful sticky-sweet offering of ukulele-led Bubblegum Pop. It’s endlessly endearing, and it stands as a testament to Zoe Wakelam’s talent when it comes to cooking up impossibly accessible melodies.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Clumsy for yourselves. In the meantime, you can head on over to SoundCloud and listen to her previous releases.

Keep up to date with Zoe’s new releases via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Aprilann – Good Friends: Conversationally Immersive Bubble Gum Pop

Breaking Pop artist Aprilann dropped her latest single “Good Friends” as 2019 drew to a close and undoubtedly ensured a successful 2020 after the release of the radio-ready earworm.

Good Friends brings back the immersive conversational lyrical Pop-style and is lyrically reminiscent of artists such as Kate Nash and Lily Allen. It’s packed full of unabashed honest expression which hooks you in from the first verse. There’s also a touch of the Bubble Gum Pop style which will go down a storm with any fans of Taylor Swift.

Aprilann may be an up and coming artist, but that has no bearing on the talent in her tracks or the quality of the production. She’s definitely one to watch.

You can check out Aprilann’s latest single Good Friends for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast