What Happened To Pop Stars?

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It’s easy to look at the pop music landscape in the defining eras of their respective reigning pop queens: Britney Spears and her Max Martin pop dominance, Beyonce’s continual reign over the culture, Taylor Swift’s country crossover that just doubled her fanbase, but will pop queens continue to dominate or are we moving into a completely different music structure. How …

New Music Sunday: September 12th 2021

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Kacey Musgraves just dropped her highly anticipated album, star-crossed, and we were not ready for depressed girl fall but here it is. Kacey’s poetic lyrics bleed through this, it’s so vulnerable. It’s her brand of country-pop that allows those emotions to wind through this in a way that never feels forced. I’ve never been through a divorce but I feel …

Vèritè Talks About Her Musical Evolution And New Sentiment EP

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Vèritè’s music has been making the music blogger circuit for a while. Her new EP Sentiment is out now, so we talked to Vèritè to get to the roots of what makes her music so unique.

Vèritè grew up with music, performing live with her father in her hometown. When she was 13 she started a punk cover band. Her music now is classified as pop but she didn’t actually have a genre in mind.

“Time, trial, and error. I think that as a musician and a writer, you’re constantly trying to perfect, shape, and grow. It was a long period of learning and refining,” she said. “When people started calling it pop, I was almost shocked by that. It just so happens that the songs are chorus-heavy, which translates to pop, but I was listening to hip-hop when I wrote “Strange Enough,” for instance, and there are a lot of different influences you can hear on the EP.”