BEST NEW TRACKS: POPPY - TIME IS UP FEAT DIPLO
These days it seems like everyone and their mother is down on humanity. You can add pop star Moriah Rose Pereira, aka Poppy, and Diplo to that list as their latest collaboration “Time Is Up” is a sci fi fantasy about robots finally replacing our miserable species.
It’s possible this track is meant to be a dystopian warning, but given its delivery in a funky, electro pop package it seems to veer more towards wish fulfillment. “Time Is Up” is the second single off Am I A Girl?, Poppy’s forthcoming LP. It’s one of those idylic songs that makes you want to dance all night, so long as you don’t pay too close attention to the lyrics. (Chris Rock once pointed out that women face this dilemma every time they have to dance to most rap songs). Our wouldbe protagonist here is an android who continually taunts humans that it can live on this planet of ours that we keep willfully destroying.
“I don't need air to breathe when you kill the bees
And every river bed is dry as a bone
Oh, I will still survive when the plants have died
And the atmosphere is just a big hole”
Hurtful, accurate, and poignant. Our girl hit the guilt trifecta on this one.
There’s also a video for “Time Is Up” directed by something called Titanic Sinclair. The video explores our connection to technology, the things we put in our body, celebrity, and a host of themes all in under four minutes.
That’s great efficiency folks, not unlike an android...
POPPY - TIME IS UP FEAT DIPLO
Am I A Girl? is due out in October on Diplo’s Mad Decent label. Poppy will be touring Europe this fall followed by a lengthy trip around the United States after the album roll out. Dates and venues for the North American part of said tour can be found below.
SEPT 14 Vogue Theatre / Westward Music Festival, Vancouver, BC
OCT 25 Wonder Ballroom, Portland, Oregon
OCT 26 The Showbox,Seattle, Washington
OCT 28 Voodoo Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana
OCT 30 Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, California
OCT 31 The Wiltern, Los Angeles, California
NOV 1 House of Blues, San Diego, California
NOV 3 Gothic Theater, Englewood, Colorado
NOV 6 House of Blues, Dallas, Texas
NOV 7 Emo's, Austin, Texas
NOV 9 The Orpheum, Tampa, Florida
NOV 10 The Buckhead Theater, Atlanta, Georgia
NOV 13 Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, Tennessee
NOV 14 House of Blues, Chicago, Illinois
NOV 16 St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit, Michigan
NOV 17 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Ontario
NOV 19 House of Blues, Boston, Massachusetts
NOV 20 Irving Plaza, New York, New York
NOV 23 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
NOV 24 Club, Washington, DC
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