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Monday, September 17, 2018

Beautiful Heights by Francine Belle

Dear Poptastic Readers,

Francine Belle has finally released her debut solo single "Beautiful Heights." Poptastic Confessions has been following her career since 2012! How so? Keep on reading ...



In November of 2012, Davearama interviewed Felix from the-now-defunct-Swedish-pop-group Le Kid (Ed. note: Felix is now in RABBII). During the interview, Davearama asked Felix about his involvement in a side project called Dream Beats with producer Anders Hansson. Felix told him about the song Dream Beats did over the summer with a group called The Face. The song was called "Love Stuck."


Francine, Tamer, and Christie were The Face

"Love Stuck" by Dream Beats featuring The Face (Poptastic Confessions #9 song of 2012) was the first time we heard of Francine. They only had this one single. However, their SoundCloud page is still up and you can hear some of their demos. (Ed. note: Their demo "Learning To Dance" was rerecorded by Christie and the Dream Beats.) The Face went their separate ways soon afterwards. (Ed. note: Christie and the Dream Beats have been our our year-end countdown twice: "It Wasn't My Fault" was #16 in 2016, and "My Boyfriend's Clothes" was #14 in 2017.)



From there, we just happened to follow Francine on Twitter. In the summer of 2014, we saw that she had a new song "Crying On The Dancefloor" with a group called Parralox. We were completely obsessed with the song, and it became Poptastic Confessions #2 song of 2014. In hindsight, it probably should have been #1. We really have to thank Francine for leading us to Parralox. (Ed. note: Parralox would finally get the year-end #1 song in 2017 with "Electric Nights.")



After that, Francine worked as a backing vocalist for Elton John and Bright Light Bright Light. In February of 2017, we featured Francine as one of 10 Strong Black Women to keep an eye on as part of Black History Month



So now the time has come for Francine to finally release her debut single. "Beautiful Heights" is a soulful pop song that mixes a capella with Afrobeats. It has a soaring vocal melody, which Francine wrote and produced. "The song came to me in a dream almost fully formed — chorus melody and lyrics. I rolled over in bed, grabbed my phone, and recorded the voicenote before promptly falling back asleep. I think I still have the voicenote, with yawns in it and everything." Have a listen and watch the stunning video ...



Wasn't that lovely? Yes, it was! What a voice! The beau was super hot, too! Did you watch to the very end? You should. "Beautiful Heights" is available on digital outlets everywhere. We can't stress this enough: Please buy the song so that the artist gets proceeds. Streaming is nice, but purchasing is better! We've gone ahead and added the song to our 2018 Poptastic Confessions Playlist on Spotify. Enjoy!~



Cheers then,
—Davearama

P.S. We almost forgot to tell you that you can hear another new song by Francine on her Soundcloud page. The song is called "Wicked Boys" and it is FAB! Have a listen clicking on the song name. Hopefully we can download it soon, too.


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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Rooftop by Clara Mae

Dear Poptastic Readers,

Clara Mae is back with her third single of the year. "Rooftop" is the latest single from her upcoming EP Sorry For Writing All The Songs About You.


The EP name is rather amusing if you think about her previous singles: "I'm Not Her" (from the end of last year), "I Forgot", and her duet with Jake Miller "Better Me Better You." All of these songs must have been written about the same person, so you can guess that "Rooftop" is also about a relationship gone bad. Clara Mae gives a lovely performance. Check out the video here ...




"Rooftop" is available on digital outlets everywhere. Buy your copy today. We've added it to our 2018 Poptastic Confessions Playlist on Spotify. You'll also hear her songs "I Forgot" and "Better You Better Me" there. Enjoy!~


Cheers then,
—Davearama

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Getaway by Roosevelt

Dear Poptastic Readers,

Roosevelt has released another song from his upcoming sophomore album. The new song is called "Getaway" and the album Young Romance will be released on September 28.



You might remember that in June we featured Roosevelt's first single "Under The Sun" off the new album. He released another song in August called "Forgive" featuring Washed Out, but we forgot to feature it. 

So what about "Getaway"? It starts off with a steady electro beat while long chords come in. Roosevelt delivers an emotional delivery. The song has a build that really comes to full effect after the first chorus. Overall, it just really is a pleasant pop song. Have a listen ...



Wasn't that nice? Yes, it was. "Getaway" is available on digital outlets everywhere. Buy your copy today. We've added it to our 2018 Poptastic Confessions Playlist on Spotify. You'll also hear "Under The Sun" there. And we'll even toss in "Forgive." 


Cheers then,
—Davearama

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Golden Child by Say Lou Lou

Dear Poptastic Readers,

The dream pop duo Say Lou Lou are back with an dark, epic song called "Golden Child." You can sort of tell by the cover art, this isn't bubblegum.



"Golden Child" is a guitar-driven affair that might even remind you of The Eagles for a moment before the twin sisters start singing. The song is dreamy, but with dark tones. The video is a bit dramatic. Take a look ...



"Golden Child" is available on digital outlets everywhere. Buy your copy today. We've added the song to our 2018 Poptastic Confessions Playlist on Spotify. Woo.


Love, Truth & Honesty,
—Sausi O'Sullivan

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

I Wouldn't Know by Benjamin Ingrosso

Dear Poptastic Readers,

About a month ago, Benjamin Ingrosso released his single "I Wouldn't Know." At the time there was a lyric video, but we were holding out for a visual video. And that finally happened.



"I Wouldn't Know" is a laid back pop track with a big chorus. It really has an end of summer feel to it, and the lyrics are about heartbreak. The video shows Benjamin hanging around a lake. Have a look ...



Wasn't that lovely? Yes, it was. "I Wouldn't Know" is available on digital outlets everywhere. We've added it to our 2018 Poptastic Confessions Playlist on Spotify. You'll also hear his previous single "Dance You Off" on the playlist. He won the Eurovision song contest with it! Enjoy!~



Cheers then,
—Davearama

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Verona by Peter Wilson (Duet with Sean Smith)

Dear Poptastic Readers,

There is a new duet between Australian singer Peter Wilson and English singer Sean Smith. The new song is called "Verona" and it is produced by Matt Pop.


Now if you don't know who either singer is, we would like to remind you that both singers were actually featured last year in Poptastic Confessions



Peter Wilson with his song "Anxiety" as well as the amazing Parralox song he sang lead vocals on with "Last Man Standing." 



Sean Smith had a song out at the end of the year called "Fire." He also used to be part of the pop duo Same Difference with his sister Sarah — our favorite song was "Shine On Forever (Photo Frame)" from 2010.



Now on to the new song "Verona." What a bop! It is an epic pop song about getting lost and found in Verona, Italy. The dance pop song has a lovely melody and both Peter and Sean sound great together. Have a listen ...



"Verona" is available on digital outlets everywhere. Buy your copy today. We've added it to our 2018 Poptastic Confessions Playlist on Spotify. Enjoy!~


Cheers then,
—Davearama

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Slow Dance by RABBII

Dear Poptastic Readers,

Last week, Swedish trio RABBII released their fourth single of the year. This one is called "Slow Dance."



You can guess by the title that "Slow Dance" isn't a fast dance song. This is very in line with their previous singles "Left For Dead" and "Afraid Of The Dark." These are all futuristic electronic ballads with sad topics and big choruses — they make a great trilogy. Have a listen to "Slow Dance" ...



"Slow Dance" is available on digital outlets everywhere. Buy your copy today. We've added it to our 2018 Poptastic Confessions Playlist on Spotify. You'l also hear their previous 3 singles this year: "Left For Dead", "Afraid Of The Dark", and "Untitled Love."



Cheers then,
—Davearama

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