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RISING DURING THE PANDEMIC: AN INTERVIEW WITH RORIE KELLY

interview by Michael McCarthy photos courtesy of Rorie Kelly “You can’t keep this fucker down,” sings indie favorite Rorie Kelly on her ferocious new song, “Up From Here,” which she just uploaded a live version of on Youtube this week. It’s just one of several new songs the powerful singer-songwriter has unveiled as...
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LUCKY SEVEN: CHATTING WITH MICHAEL SWEET OF STRYPER

interview by Michael McCarthy If you’ve been following Love is Pop for any period of time then I’m sure you’ve realized that one of my favorite people to interview is Michael Sweet of the legendary heavy metal band Stryper. In fact, this interview is the seventh time we’ve spoken since we started chatting...
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CANDID CONVERSATION WITH DONNIE VIE: A LOVE IS POP EXCLUSIVE

interview by Michael McCarthy I rarely do this, but I, your editor here at Love is Pop, have to start off this introduction on a personal note. Recently, like most people, I’ve been feeling down. As you all know, it’s hard to be cheerful when there’s a global pandemic killing thousands of people...
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CAUGHT UP IN A SPHERE: AN INTERVIEW WITH POLLY SCATTERGOOD

interview by Michael McCarthy On May 1st, Polly Scattergood of solo and onDeadWaves fame will release her breath-taking new solo album, In This Moment. It features 12 tracks that each tell their own story, which one might breathe in like unique snapshots. These scenes portray everything from hospital waiting rooms to Viking sea...
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AN AMERICAN CLASSIC: AN INTERVIEW WITH FRANCESCA LIA BLOCK

interview by Michael McCarthy Have you ever read a book that was so haunting you’ve never been able to get it out of your head? One that stays with you that you can’t stop thinking about? That just randomly pops into your head at the strangest of times and lingers for days whenever...
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YOUR BRAVE BOTANICALS: AN INTERVIEW WITH JOHN BUSH

interview by Michael McCarthy Late last year I posted something on Facebook about wanting to replace some of my prescription medications with natural alternatives and a few of my friends commented and asked if I’d tried kratom, something I wasn’t particularly familiar with. I had seen it before, however, at a local convenience...
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UP TO TEN: AN INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL SWEET OF STRYPER AND SOLO FAME

interview by Michael McCarthy What can I say about the great Michael Sweet that I haven’t already said? This is Love is Pop’s sixth interview with the extremely talented, super busy Stryper frontman/songwriter/co-lead guitarist and solo artist. We love the guy here at Love is Pop HQ and he’s always such a joy...
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#PREMIERE / #SONGOFTHEDAY WITH INTERVIEW: MICHAEL RIDER’S “CAPITAL”

review by Michael McCarthy Today I’m delighted to premiere Manhattan-based dream pop singer/songwriter Michael Rider’s new protest anthem, “Capital.” From its punchy main beat to its layers and layers of instrumentation and subtle vocal samples, which glide along under Rider’s lead vocals like a surfboard under his feet, its production is complex enough...
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PREMIERE / INTERVIEW: KATRINA STUART’S BLUE ROSES

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...
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