Tag Archives: Pop Gospel

CORRECTION

#PopGospel Correction Notice highlights a song or artist who has previously been slept on by the powers that be up in #PopHeaven. #ThePopGods wish to offer their most sincere apologies for previous ignorance or stubborn, unjustified snubbings, and to extend an invitation in to the Church of Pop.

Sincerely, Management.

KDREW-LastTrain

Recently, a new friend and I were discussing our tastes in music, something I have come to feel is a defining moment in the evolution of any interpersonal relationship, and he mentioned an artist I had never heard of: Kevin Drew (a.k.a. KDrew).

Said friend and I are considering a song collaboration, and being that this Kevin Drew was an influence of his I decided I would look him up and give a listen. While I have to admit I was fairly impressed with all of the tracks I listened to, there was one that stood out for me; not only for the fact that my friend recommended this one outright, but also because of it’s many merits.

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Drew’s “Last Train to Paradise” is a vast, 5:46 EDM production that sweeps through several movements. It’s soft melodies, soaring harmonies, energizing builds and pounding beats hover somewhere between pop and rock, but rock in an 80’s hair rock kind of way. It has a certain, charming flamboyance and an infectious energy that is almost other worldly. I am to understand that Drew both produces and provides the vocals on this track, a rarity among the big label producer types his independently-released work basically decimates.

Take a listen to “Last Train to Paradise!” I’d love to hear what you think; if you have comments, leave em! 🙂

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Pop Gospel: Wild Orchid – Stuttering (Don’t Say)

“Stuttering (Don’t Say)” was the first and only single from the never-released third and final album by pop trio Wild Orchid, entitled: Fire. It was released in May of 2001 and broke the top 40 charts but never really took off and marked the disbandment of Renee Sandstrom, Stefanie Ridel and Stacy Ferguson after nearly 11 years as a group.

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Pop Gospel: Mandy Moore – Cry

“Cry” was taken from the love-it or hate-it cheese fest that was the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks novel “A Walk to Remember.” (I love it!) The video, doomed to the soundtrack single curse of having to include clips from the film, is completely terrible. Mandy, however, looks gorgeous as she dons dark brown hair for one of the first times in her career and starts to mature her image. The thing about a great fucking song is that when it’s this pretty and heartfelt, the terribly shoddiness of the accompanying music video doesn’t always matter.

This is just one of many songs in the Pop Gospel hymn books by the one late 90’s pop starlet who grew out of bubblegum and always took the high road while her peers were getting dirrty. I’m choosing to disregard the perviness factor in early Moore videos like “Candy,” the creepiness of which was only recently brought to my attention as I read a discussion between two fellow Pop enthusiasts on Twitter! *Shudder*

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