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Frontman Sunny Riot Has Listeners Asking: Who Is Poplife?

Fronted by Sunny Riot, Poplife is a new band that seemingly came out of nowhere in recent months. Their debut single “Poplife” is out now and the band says to expect an upcoming album and an explanation in the near future!

The opening fuzz and weight of the electronically powered “Poplife” hit with intense impact. The spoken word segments that follow unsurprisingly manage to captivate every step of the way, thanks to the experimental introduction.

“Poplife” is an effective and fascinating bit of artistry, one that quite cleverly represents its underlying process and concept in a brilliantly fitting way. There’s a mildly theatrical nature to “Poplife”, certain production details help reinforce this approach, holding close to that cinematic vibe while still maintaining a sense of intention and relevant artistry. As the song progresses, you descend into this strangely calming, the hypnotic cave of electronic warmth and rhythm. The mind wanders freely amidst this seemingly organized chaos. The latter half of the track is equally intense. The experience moves from unexpected to skillful in keeping with its underlying intentions. The comforting embrace and weight of the synths contrast somewhat with the electronic strength and darkness initially presented. A haunting and fairly unforgettable experience, we can't wait to hear more from Poplife.

Check out “Poplife” here and read more below in our exclusive interview.

Welcome to BuzzMusic Poplife! Awesome to have your music featured on our website! Tell us about the recent projects you have in the works Thank you so much for your support.  Poplife is three years in the making.  It’s about love.  It’s about society.  It’s about drugs. It’s about medicine.  It’s about money. It’s about good and evil, God and Satan.  It’s about George Michael, it’s about Drones.  It’s about sex addiction, it’s about prayer. It’s about homelessness, it’s about genders.  It’s about riots and it’s about peace.  It comes out soon.   We absolutely love the new song “Poplife”! Can you tell us more about the inspiration behind the song?

It’s inspired by Ken Loach, Top Boy, David Bowie, and Arsene Wenger.   As a mysterious new project, what can you tell us about the future of Poplife? How did the band originally come to fruition? We all met at Euro 2016 during a fight between English and Russian football supporters.  Sunny was with the Russians oddly.  As for the future of Poplife?  Carnage.  

What would you say inspires you and your music? The impending end of civilization as we know it.  And George Michael.   Thank you so much for chatting with us! Can you tell us about any upcoming live performances? Do you prefer live performance over the actual songwriting/recording process? We haven’t played any shows yet but we will.  Poplife live will be like nothing anyone has ever seen before.


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