Purple Pop: BLÜ EYES, Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue, Francis On My Mind, Amelie Patterson, Estella Dawn, Lance Tingey

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.

New single ‘Friends With Benefits’ from BLÜ EYES is a vulnerable and relatable track about feeling used in a friendship. The introspective lyrics and melancholic melody capture the emotions of realizing that someone you thought cared about you was just using you for their own benefit. Katie Stump’s smooth vocals and the subtle production create a dreamy atmosphere, inviting the listener to get lost in their own thoughts and reflections. ‘Friends With Benefits’ is a standout track from BLÜ EYES’ upcoming EP, showcasing her ability to blend personal storytelling with catchy pop sensibilities.

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Funky and upbeat with a tongue-in-cheek attitude, it’s Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue’s latest single ‘Back to School’. The song explores the desire for a partner who is willing to break the rules and challenge the status quo. With over 12 million streams under his belt and collaborations with some of Nu Disco’s biggest names, including Purple Disco Machine and Jacques Renault, Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue has established himself as a rising star in the genre. His music offers a unique blend of retro-inspired disco grooves with modern sensibilities, making for an infectious sound that is sure to get listeners dancing. ‘Back to School’ is another standout addition to his growing discography.

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With ‘I’m Alright’, Francis On My Mind delivers a fresh and catchy indie-pop tune that effortlessly blends elements of the ’80s with modern electro-pop sensibilities. The song’s infectious groove, smooth production, and seductive ambiance create a perfect summer hit that will get you moving on the dancefloor. The artist’s youthful energy and singer-songwriter skills shine through in her heartfelt lyrics and mesmerizing vocals, making ‘I’m Alright’ a promising debut for this emerging Romanian artist. Overall, this new single is a great addition to any pop or dance playlist and a sign of great things to come.

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‘The War’ is a poignant anthem that touches upon the invisible struggles faced by many individuals battling mental health issues from the heart of singer-songwriter Amelie Patterson. As you’ll hear, the song is a plea to a loved one to stay and fight through the darkness with the support of family and friends. Patterson’s vulnerable vocal performance is supported by a dynamic rhythm section and organic instrumentation that creates a nostalgic sound reminiscent of vinyl recordings. The single was recorded in Calgary with producer Will Maclellan and long-time collaborators Barry Mason, Carson Gant, and Kyle Tenove. With her unique emotional and auditory pathway, Amelie Patterson’s music is a captivating exploration of the human condition.

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San Diego-based singer and producer Estella Dawn delivers a captivating performance in her latest single ‘Just Me’. The track features a simple yet hypnotic production, with a catchy hook that quickly draws you in. Throughout the song, Estella’s fast-paced lyrical outpourings guide listeners through the ups and downs of a broken relationship with unapologetic honesty and relatability. The contrast between the simplicity of the chord pattern and the emotive vocals creates a gripping and satisfying experience that showcases Estella’s ability to seamlessly blend professionalism and genuine human emotion. ‘Just Me’ is a bold and impressive addition to Estella Dawn’s discography.

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Lance Tingey’s new single ‘Rough Patch’ is a soulful and introspective pop ballad that tells the story of his struggle with religious doubts and leaving his faith. Tingey’s smooth vocals are reminiscent of John Mayer and Ed Sheeran, as he sings about the fear of judgment from his family and friends. The song’s honest and vulnerable lyrics are accompanied by gentle guitar strums and atmospheric production that creates a contemplative and emotional mood. ‘Rough Patch’ is a powerful and relatable song that encourages listeners to be true to themselves and face their fears, no matter how difficult it may seem.

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