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  • Review: "I Don't Know Why" - Izzie Derry

    “I Don’t Know Why” by Lizzie Derry, takes listeners aback upon first listen. In its entirety the song is diverse and has many different bits and pieces to it. Both the instrumentals and lyrics compliment each other in telling a story. This story goes deeper than the surface level as listeners are given insight into the raw emotions of Izzie Derry. The focus of the song surrounds a past relationship of Izzie’s. It’s clear that the experiences she’s gone through in this past relationship have hurt her, and caused an impact on her life. In the song she not only depicts the hurt she's feeling, but she shows listeners her thought process in working out these unresolved feelings concerning this past situation. The components of “I Don’t Know Why” compliment each other in that they all are a part of its excellent storytelling. From start to completion the song feels satisfying and feels like listeners are being told a narrative from the life of the songwriter Izzie Derry. The song begins very simply, with the soft but powerful voice of Izzie surrounded by chords on the guitar. Tension for the chorus begins to rise as the song moves through the first verse. There's a slight pause before the chorus, which makes the chorus’s downbeat that much more euphoric to listen to. No matter how many times you listen to the song the transition into the chorus packs a punch everytime. Izzie Derry is an upcoming artist in the folk and indie music spaces. She is described, by herself and others, as the love child of Alanis Morissette and Laura Marling. Izzie brings a fresh and unique presence both inside and outside of her music. “I Don’t Know Why” is Izzie’s most recently released single from the artist. Along with releasing "I Don't Know Why", Izzie has also released a complimentary music video for the single. The video really highlights the song and gives more insight into the story and scenes that Izzie paints for listeners in the song. Written By Alison Holst FOLLOW IZZIE DERRY:

  • Interview: "Delora" - New Divide

    Delora is about toxic relationships, control, and dependency. Why is it called “Delora” over other names? New Divide: Delora is the amalgamation of the toxic people in a relationship that manipulate their partner, controlling them through guilt and conditional love until they become the only one you rely upon. The name just came to me, I kept coming back to re-write the lyrics, but something about Delora stayed with me. You have a live stream of this song on Youtube from 10 months ago, but recently just released it on Spotify. How does it feel to have a project you have worked on for this long finally reach its spotlight? What challenges arose within that time? New Divide: This was one of the earliest songs in our set, we’ve played it live for about a year now. It is the song that has evolved the most for us, morphing from the rudimentary grunge track you heard in that early performance, into the finished piece that we just released. It feels like that track has matured and grown alongside us, we have only been a band for a year, and Delora feels like the first track that truly captures Our Sound. Why did you choose the way you composed this song to tell this story? New Divide: Delora went through so many iterations over the last year. The final version feels like it captures the story within the lyrics, mirroring the slow burning angst that we feel, morphing and evolving as it grows into something dark and twisted. I see you have a show coming up on February 25th at Aatma in Manchester, United Kingdom. How long have you guys been performing? How do you guys try to improve each performance? New Divide: Our first show was on December 11th 2021, headlining Gullivers in Manchester. Once we got a taste for it we were hooked, since then everything has seemed to escalate. We are always looking ahead to the next big thing we want to try. We have always been a band that strived to be something more than the typical “rock band”, the synthesis of sonic and visual art that bands such as Wolf Alice, Pale Waves and The 1975 achieve has always inspired us, trying to re-create the aesthetic and atmosphere of a music video on stage. If you could give listeners any advice whether it be musical or general life advice, what would it be? New Divide: Be willing to change your mind. I find it easy to grow attached to songs and ideas, they are all so deeply personal and I invest so much time into their creation that it can be heartbreaking to let them go. It took over a year of creating and throwing out version after version of Delora to finally reach the final iteration. On your Instagram, you show some behind-the-scenes of the music video to Delora, what can viewers expect? Any surprises or things you wish for viewers to notice? New Divide: We always strive to create something bigger than the song. We are so heavily inspired by film that we have been dreaming up music videos for each song from the moment they were created. The clips we shared were just the start, we have something big planned for the final video for Delora. Interviewed By Sophia E. Henry FOLLOW NEW DIVIDE:

  • Interview: "Chlorine" - Ella Lombardi

    The lyrics of "Chlorine" are so beautiful and relatable. What served as the inspiration behind this song? Ella: Thank you! This song was inspired by the frustration of moving on from someone who was clearly bad for you, thus the metaphor of liking the smell of chlorine. It's a smell that is nostalgic and reminds you of fun parts of your life, but at the end of the day, it’s toxic. I feel like that is applicable to so many friendships and relationships because we find ourselves so caught up in the fun times we have with someone that we are willing to neglect each red flag and accept every apology. If "Chlorine" could be added to the soundtrack of any movie, what movie would you choose and why? Ella: I love this question! It’s hard to pick just one, but one of my favorite movies is The Breakfast Club, and I feel like the coming-of-age vibes match some of the themes in Chlorine. A lot of its feelings are relevant to the high school experiences we get from cliques and toxic people. What do you want listeners to take away from "Chlorine"? Ella: I hope that listeners can relate to it and feel seen. One of my biggest goals in the song was to tie together all of the negative feelings with a slight twinge of relief from leaving a toxic person, so I hope this song captures that for them. If you could spend a day with one celebrity, who would it be, and what would you want to do with them? Ella: There are so many people that come to mind, but I’d love to spend a day with Joni Mitchell just talking about music. I mean, she is one of the most successful female songwriters in history and is a huge inspiration to me. When you're not working on music, what do you like to do? Ella: When I’m not working on my own stuff, I love listening to music and going to concerts. But aside from that, another creative outlet of mine is clothes! I work at a boutique on weekends and I love going thrifting with friends and building my outfits every morning. I see personal style as an opportunity to show your personality to a stranger, which I think is a cool opportunity. What can we expect from you in 2023? Ella: I have some things in the works for 2023 that I’m excited to share. I’m hoping to have a few singles and an EP out soon, so stick around if you like Chlorine! Interviewed By Tessa Brainard FOLLOW ELLA:

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    PLAYLISTS New Discoveries Our 'New Discoveries' playlist is updated every single month with the best new songs from the best underrated artists! Genres include Pop and Sub Genres of Pop ( pop rock, folk pop, punk pop etc...) Want to be featured on this playlist? Submit your music to us here! - Submit Pop Passion Faves These artists live rent free in our mind. These are the songs we've received throughout our time as a blog, that we still listen to on a daily basis! Women In Power Cry, dance, sing and yell in rage to these empowering songs by women to remind you that YOU ARE IMPORTANT. YOU MATTER. Best Of - Collection A compilation of the best songs by your favorite artists, past years and decades. See what artists we have a 'Best Of' playlist for below. 2022 Little Mix BTS Selena Gomez One Direction Fifth Harmony Summer Jams Pop Passion's list of the best songs for the Summer! Pride and Joy This playlist features our favorite Pride songs and favorite LQBTQA+ Artists!

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