by Michael McCarthy (Beaulieu) & Jay Cavalon First of all, I’m sure some of you will think that we’ve put some of these albums in the wrong categories. To that end, all we can say is that the best albums often transcend genre classifications and that this was what we came up with...Read more
Category Archives: R&B
"All I want is for you to use common sense / Stay in right now / For Humanity," R&B singer-songwriter JoJo sings on her new song "Chill (Stay In)," which is definitely a #songforourtimes. ...Read more
Today we are pleased to exclusively premiere Ismay's delightful and ethereal musings about very rare, glow in the dark stones that a friend once showed them. As they discuss in our interview below, they were a new type of stone, unlike anything they'd ever seen before....Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy “All your blue roses don’t mean a thing,” sings Los Angeles-based singer/dancer/model/actress Katrina Stuart on her haunting new single, “Blue Roses,” an R&B and pop hybrid about someone hurting you and trying to fix it with flowers (or, I imagine, other material things). “You can take your pretty flowers...Read more
"Naked" is the latest single by South London production/artist duo Temptress, which consists of Jess Belgrave and Vlad Woodham-Smith, who've run up a couple of million streams since 2016. It doesn't take a genius to figure out why that it is when you listen to...Read more
review by Michael McCarthy all photos by Khoi Ton, Mohegan Sun This past Saturday night on the 6th of October, 2018, Christina Aguilera brought her Liberation Tour to Mohegan Sun Arena, which is located inside Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. The time listed on the tickets was 8:00 PM and they started letting...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy You may be familiar with Louis Torre because you’ve heard his popular, stripped-back covers of songs like “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” by Shawn Mendes, “Don’t Take The Money” by Bleachers and “Toxic” by Britney Spears. He’s released roughly two dozen covers already, and we discuss those at length,...Read more
Sweet, subtle and sultry are the words that immediately spring to mind when I listen to Louis Torre's new song "Love is Blind," which was just released on the date of this posting, 3/14/18. To my ears, the track is nothing shy of a roasted to perfection...Read more
DEMO TAPED: “OWN IT” Hailing from Atlanta, the 19-year old R&B sensation known as Demo Taped has just released his highly anticipated Momentary EP. The central theme of the release is dealing with his anxiety and depression, something most of us can relate to these days. That said, we’re especially fond of the...Read more
Lui Hill was discovered by Tobias Herder, who has signed him to the Filter Music Group with four singles and an album due out over the course of the next year. Previously, Herder discovered the amazing Milky Chance and Hill is no less talented. ...Read more
Adam Jensen has become a certified Spotify Sensation since we first started posting his songs -- and interviewing him -- here on Love is Pop. His hit "The Mystic" has racked up 1 million streams already while a remix of his debut single "Sandcastles" has over 5 million....Read more
Terence Ryan hails from our neck of the woods, Boston, Massachusetts. His location is what motivated us to check out his new song/video "Mean It," but even if he wasn't from Boston we'd still be making it our song of the day for today because it's a...Read more
Today’s song of the day, “Lucy’s Lair,” is the final song — but first single — from Christian O’s fantastic 8 song EP Shiva’s Dance. I’m in love with its potent beats. I couldn’t tell you if they’re programmed beats or live percussion because they sound like both, which I suppose is the...Read more
I've been a fan of Dawn Richard since the first time I heard her debut solo album, Goldenheart, which was an almost sci-fi take on R&B with flourishes of avant-garde style pop. She continued to explore these styles on her follow-up album, Blackheart, which she announced as...
D∆WN, better known as Dawn Richard, veers in a mainstream R&B/pop direction with her new single "Cali Sun," which hails from her third album, Redemption, which is said to be the "final installment in the trilogy." I was a big fan of the two previous...