Posts Tagged ‘War Paint’

March 6, 2018

Frankie Simone might be new on our radar, but we’ve quickly decided that we need to try and catch her at SXSW next week now that we’ve come across the Portland “priestess of pop’s” latest single, War Paint. We march exultantly to the tribal rhythms found on the magnificent and fierce rallying cry. The queer artist envisions her robust clattering, deep booming alt pop as a conduit for collective enlightenment, self-empowerment, and awakening, or a way “to celebrate every type of human.” War Paint is a rebellious battle cry, a unifying anthem celebrating difference and advocating equality. The resounding song comes with a video that visually captures its inspiring energy. “Simone is a High Priestess of Pop: the stage is her pulpit, and her message of love and acceptance is universal.” Frankie Simone’s debut EP will arrive on June 1st via Infinite Companion. Pre-order/pre-save LOVE//WARRIOR, here.

November 20, 2015

It feels like FLETCHER swooped onto the pop scene ages ago, because her debut song War Paint was such a fantastic slice of sugary pop that it left me waiting and wondering when we’d hear from her again on a near daily basis. Finally, the East Coast based artist, who’s impressively crafting a burgeoning music career while a full time college student, has dropped an epic new song. Like War Paint, Live Young Die Free is an eruption of majestic grandeur, a bold and invigorating tribal drumming anthem that will leave you feeling like you can face anything in the world. Live Young Die Free may very well be a new version of long tired out YOLO. Toss doubt into the wind and go for your dreams, it’s go hard or go home. Live Young Die Free is more than worth the excruciating wait since War Paint, and it’s proof positive that FLETCHER is going to be the next huge thing in pop. It’s just a matter of time before the world catches on. Live Young Die Free was written with R. City, also known for breakout hit Locked Away, featuring Adam Levine, and for radio hits for both Miley Cyrus and Rihanna. Come Friday, Spotify’s #NMF (New Music Friday) will be featuring LYDF as their top track of the day. If you happen to catch this post before then, consider yourself one of the lucky ones with early bragging rights when your friends are all obsessing over this song. While we’re here, let’s revisit War Paint below, and continue to bask in the infectious pop splendor of FLETCHER.

August 31, 2015

I’ve been eagerly awaiting a second song from New Jersey pop newcomer FLETCHER since her enchanting, sensational debut single War Paint earlier this summer. It’s saccharine melody, tribal percussion, and lofty spirit is so wonderfully addicting and contagious, reminding me of Ryn Weaver and Foxes. While I continue to wait, I’m more than happy to raise my hands in joy and prance around in euphoria to a magnificently radiant remix by Vancouver production act Young Bombs, who capitalize on the original’s bubbly energy and expand it into a kaleidoscopic, vivid flurry of indie dance extravagance. It’s an uplifting remix the calls for the most colorful war paint and the most massively triumphant celebration. It’ll make you feel like you can overcome anything. Free download, here.

June 18, 2015

With a name like War Paint, you’d expect this song to be a thunderous, bold, and fierce listen. Sure enough, FLETCHER’s debut begins with some loud, booming tribal drums and sharply slicing vocals. However, the song soon thrusts itself into sugary, delicious pop regions with its hooking, sing along ready melody and a bubbly, clattery atmosphere. War Paint is a gripping debut, a fantastic alt meets electro pop tune that reminds me of acts like Ryn Weaver and Foxes. War Paint even swings into some folksy territory with its jangly strings. You won’t be able to resist this passionate, powerful one, and it leaves me giddy with excitement over this newcomer from New Jersey. War Paint will be on FLETCHER’S forthcoming Finding Fletcher EP.