Thursday 30 June 2022
Pop’s new princess of darkness and unabashed rule-breaker


”I’m Poppy,” she has stated. Repeatedly (just watch). Like a puppet – or something semi-human.

But who is Poppy really? There seems to be more questions than answers.

One thing is for sure: She’s a shape-shifter. The sound of Poppy is also multi-faceted. And in constant development.

Poppy played bubblegum pop on her debut album, Poppy.Computer (2017), and on the follow-up, Am I a Girl? (2018), she explored a world of electro-pop. Then things turned dark. On I Disagree (2020) Poppy infused metal into her pop universe.

Just one year later, Poppy was ready with another album. New sounds and a new appearance. Flux (perfect descriptive title for the phenomenon Poppy in general, eh?) lands somewhere between the sonic extremes of her previous work, marrying heavy distortion with sugary pop hooks in satisfying bursts.

Poppy and her band performed at the Grammy awards (look here). And not only that. She was nominated for for ‘best metal performance’, being the first solo female artist ever nominated in this particular category.

Poppy is daring theatre of the kind where you never quite feel at ease. Something uncomfortable lurks in the shadows. But that’s also the alluring thing about Poppy.

When Poppy plays live, she is joined by a powerful rocking band. Together, they will build up a world of contradictive sounds that will leave you amazed.