In a since-deleted tweet, Poppy confirms that she thinks pop music is dead. Last evening, the artist commented on a tweet that quoted her recent interview with BreatheHeavy. Referencing herself, the comment read, “She isn’t wrong.”
The interview discusses how Poppy wants people to interpret her music, her future plans and the effects of boredom.
In the interview, Poppy is asked about the pop resurgence. However, she gives a rather polarizing response:
“I think pop music is dead right now, actually,” Poppy says. “It’s the most boring that it’s ever been. No one is taking chances. Everybody is saying the exact same thing that we already know, and I just pray that one day we can all be enlightened by some singer that will come along and give us some insight on the world. I feel like right now everybody that’s out is saying the exact same noise.”
Because Poppy is generally regarded as a pop artist, many listeners and fans are confused by her take on the state of the genre.
poppy: pop music is dead !1!!1!1
also poppy: releases two pop albums
— ?✨? (@softsugapie) January 27, 2019
A lot of people got it wrong, Poppy is saying that pop songs deliver messages that we already know about. She’s not saying that pop songs are bad at all, she’s saying that a no one is bringing anything new to the table, she wants a concept that is totally new https://t.co/GOR0xe4MxM
— pao (@silvertip321) January 27, 2019
okay… but she isn’t wrong ngl
— ??????? ⚛︎ ??????? ??? ???! (@selgofetish) January 26, 2019
I don’t understand why people are bashing Poppy for saying that pop music is dead. She’s not wrong. Literally who’s making a big impact for pop music right now? We haven’t seen much pop in the top 10 for years now.
— Casey ???????? (@CupcakkeIggy) January 27, 2019
However, in the interview, Poppy says that she is looking forward to playing her metal-esque single “X” and power-pop anthem “Am I A Girl?” the most, these being some of the least radio-pop friendly tracks in her discography.
You can watch Poppy’s music video for “X” below.
Poppy is gearing up to go on her Am I A Girl? tour later this month. Check out a full list of dates below and grab your tickets here.
— Theatre of Living Arts (@TLAPhilly) January 25, 2019
01/31 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
02/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
02/02 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
02/04 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
02/06 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
02/07 – Detroit, [email protected] St. Andrew’s Hall
02/08 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
02/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
02/11 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
02/12 – Atlanta, GA @ The Buckhead Theater
02/13 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
02/15 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
02/16 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
02/18 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
02/19 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater
02/21 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
02/22 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
02/23 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
02/24 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
02/27 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
What do you think about Poppy’s comments on pop music? Do you think Poppy will continue on her heavier path? Sound off in the comments below.