An already eventful year for metal artist Poppy, the rising musician is now on the heels of a new album release, Flux, and has shared the first single off her upcoming release. “Flux” is a fast paced, amped up metal dreamland where Poppy drags us deeper into an otherworldly realm. With heavy guitars, fast beating drums and Poppy’s no holds barred vocals, the song revs its engines with Poppy behind the driver’s seat and a brick on the gas pedal. With no room for stopping — Poppy croons, whispers and growls atop relentless instrumentals.
The accompanying music video, self-directed by Poppy, draws contrast from the song as Poppy parades through a pastel-colored dream land. As the music gets heavier, with Poppy’s voice percolating into a full on scream, the imagery becomes more intense before sinking back into the pale, candy laced dream world. The background for the music video was created by Australian visual/sculpture artist Pip & Pop.
Poppy’s new album Flux, produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Air, St. Vincent) is set to drop Sept. 24 via Sumerian Records and . This album marks new territory for Poppy and Meldal-Johnsen captures a raw, personal performance by having the band record live to tape.
Tickets to Poppy’s Los Angeles Tour Dates and More
Earlier this year, Poppy performed at the Grammy’s and was the only solo female artist nominated for a Best Metal Performance award. She takes her captivating live performance throughout North America this fall with several tour dates in Southern California, including a Los Angeles show date on Nov. 18 at the Novo! Prior to Poppy’s LA dat, she will headline the Observatory in Santa Ana on Sept. 20, as well as a stint at the San Diego House of Blues on Oct. Tickets go on sale Aug. 6.
There is a Spotify presale happening Wednesday, Aug. 4. To access the presale, use the following ticket link and presale code: FLUXTOUR.
To access the presale for Poppy’s LA show at the Novo, use the the following ticket link and password: FLUXTOUR.
Words: Patti Sanchez