Purple Pop: Fritz Hager, Miu Haiti, The Tame and The Wild x Niklas Thal, Paul Bill Jr., Isabel LaRosa, Cate Tomlinson

In the ancient world, purple was originally the colour reserved for the imperial families of Rome, Persia and Egypt and while it’s no longer elitist, there’s still something special to be had to the red-meets-blue hue. Our Purple Pop selection showcases the most luxurious, beautiful and unmissable pop music finds for our ears to yours.

Let’s start of with Fritz Hager, the indie rock-pop artist and former American Idol star, has just released his latest single ‘Two Step’, which delivers a clever and satirical commentary on male fantasies. The track features Hager’s signature raspy vocals and upbeat guitar chords that blend effortlessly with a bossa nova sound. The song presents itself as a fun, happy-go-lucky love song but carries a deeper message about the expectations of love as portrayed in media. With catchy hooks and humorous lyrics about sexual blunders, ‘Two Step’ offers a catchy critique of the reality versus the fantasy of love.

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Drawing influences from Pop, R&B, and hip-hop, Miu Haiti’s unique musical style is further enhanced by her ability to sing in multiple languages. More recently, she’s released new single and music video ‘Is This Love’, showcasing her versatility and vocal range. It marks a change of pace from her previous hard-hitting records, allowing her to delve into the complex emotions and thoughts that come with love beyond the honeymoon phase. The singer-songwriter’s sultry and booming voice complements the eclectic ballad that traversing pop, R&B and soul. Her songwriting prowess shines through the catchy chorus and melodious harmonies.

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The Tame and the Wild’s ‘Cold Is The Water’ is a nostalgic indie folk track that captures the essence of the band’s sound while infusing it with new energy. Now, it’s received the remix treatment from Niklas Thal, a Zürich-based producer and it’s resulted in a seamless collaboration that highlights the best of both artists. The process of creating this remix was quick and easy, a testament to the power of art to connect musicians across borders. The result is uplifting and inspiring, a fresh take on a beloved track that will leave listeners wanting more.

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Paul Bill Jr.’s latest release ‘Long. Live. Love!’ is a captivating blend of pop and adult contemporary sounds that will appeal to a wide range of listeners. The song’s heartfelt lyrics about remembering the excitement of falling in love and nurturing that love over time are both relatable and uplifting. Paul Bill Jr.’s passion for music and his desire to inspire others through his art is evident in every note of this catchy and radio-friendly track. ‘Long. Live. Love!’ is a perfect addition to any playlist and a must-listen for fans of pop and adult contemporary music.

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YOU FEAR THE GOD THAT LOVES YOU EP from Maryland’s Isabel LaRosa takes listeners on an emotional journey through the ups and downs of love and heartbreak. The EP features the viral hit ‘more than friends’, a relatable anthem about the frustration of unrequited love. LaRosa’s storytelling is masterful, as she weaves a tale of a girl growing up in a religious household, grappling with new love, grief, guilt, and ultimately heartbreak. This single with its cinematic music video will leave listeners feeling connected to LaRosa’s experience and inspired by her vulnerability.

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Wrapping up our latest installment of Purple Pop, we have Cate Tomlinson’s latest release, ‘twenty one’, a poignant pop ballad that delves into the aftermath of a tumultuous relationship. The haunting melody, accompanied by a beautiful piano and guitar arrangement, sets the tone for the artist’s soulful vocals that express the pain and self-reflection that come with the end of a relationship. The song showcases her maturity and growth as a songwriter, as she skillfully navigates the complexities of love and morality. With her unique blend of pop, soul, and rock and roll, Cate Tomlinson is definitely an artist to watch in the coming year.

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