interview by Michael McCarthy Ruth Koleva might be from Bulgaria, but after doing this interview I feel confident in saying that she speaks English better than I do. That’s the God’s honest truth. She makes better music, too! In other words, she’s quite the talented person, which you can discover by listening to...Read more
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Bulgarian singer-songwriter Ruth Koleva's "I Don't Know Why" hails from her just-announced sophomore album, Confidence. Truth, which is scheduled for release on 3/30. It's an excellent example of what can happen when jazz and pop are blended into something that defies the unwritten rules of both genres. ...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Nikki Yanofsky’s “Miss You When I’m Drunk” was recently a song of the day here on Love is Pop and we are now pleased to present you with the following interview with the woman herself. Nikki started off her career almost by accident when she performed at a jazz...Read more
"I only want you when I'm wasted," sings jazz pop songstress Nikki Yanofsky on her red hot new single "Miss You When I'm Drunk," a song that reminds me of the late Amy Winehouse with its soulfulness and lively tempo. The big difference here is that there...
I can't remember the last time, if ever, that I've featured jazz on Love is Pop. It surprises me more than it probably surprises you. I do like a little jazz music with my Sunday morning coffee now and then. Well, to be sure, I...
I recently fell madly in love with an album called A River’s Invitation by The California Honeydrops. A band whose members play half the instruments under the sun, who call the Bay Area of San Francisco home, they blend everything from old jazz and pre-blues with New Orleans funk and classic R&B. In...Read more
When David Bowie suddenly rushed back onto the scene with his surprise album The Next Day in 2013, I was elated. He’s long been one of my favorite artists — ever since his 1997 album Earthling — and I could not have been more pleased with the album. It was dark, edgy and...Read more
FILM: WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? I recently watched the compelling new documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? on Netflix for which it is their first ever original documentary. It was very well-directed by Academy Awarnd-nominated director Liz Garbus and it’s the first Nina Simone biopic ever fully supported and approved by her Estate. It...Read more
This time around living legend Diana Krall takes some classics from the last thirty years, most of which were mellow to begin with, and slows them down even more, making them dreamy and hypnotic, songs that would lull you off to sleep if they weren’t so darn captivating. The Mamas & The Papas’...Read more
Button:Pusher is the new double album project by Kiran Shahani of Bitter:Sweet and The Supreme Beings of Leisure fame. (The two albums are called Never Look Back and Cross My Heart.) If you’re not familiar with either of those groups, chances are you’ve still heard some of Kiran’s work. For one thing, he’s...Read more
As you may or may not be aware, Robbie Williams was selling copies of every show of his Swings Both Ways Live tour, just as he did with every show of the Take the Crown tour. It’s not a brand new concept, but only a small number of other artists have ever actually...Read more
Yes, it's true. Like it or not (we like it), Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have recorded an entire album of duets together. From what we understand, the album consists entirely of covers and it's called Cheek To Cheek and drops September 23, 2014. The...
We’ve been fascinated by Petite Meller ever since she left a link to her “Backpack” video on our Facebook page last September. If you watched the video when we posted it, then chances are you remember it. It was the gorgeous homage to vintage French cinema shot on the French Riviera. Meller herself...Read more