Poptropicaslutz! Release High-Octane Single Alongside 'Face For The Radio' Debut Album Announcement
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New York-based alt-pop duo poptropicaslutz! continue to trailblaze the new wave of genre-bending Gen-Z musicianship with their new single "What Would You Do To Get Ahead(line)?." The track is a fresh take on Y2K nostalgia with cutting-edge production, serving as a cheeky commentary on society's ongoing popularity contest.
"What Would You Do To Get Ahead(line)?" is reminiscent of the neon pop-punk stylings of acts like Cobra Starship and Metro Station, with a rumbling bassline leading the way and weaving in and out of pulsating synths. Co-vocalist Nick Crawford introduces the band as "the gossip team," which is perhaps a reference to the record he and bandmate Christian Cicilia made with their friend, labelmate, and producer aldrch, and urges listeners to "Give us your whispers, give us the word of mouth / We're on the front page / I'm sure you've heard about it / The needle to the vein / Now you can't live without it."
In the intensifying pre-chorus and high-octane hook, the duo dares the listeners to "..make your assumptions if they help you function," but at the end of the day, no one, especially them, cares. "Whether it's catching eyes or spreading lies," said the band, "we're in it to win it by whatever means necessary. Come pick apart our new single or put your money where your mouth is and show us what lengths you'd go to to make a name for yourself."
The single will be featured on the group's upcoming debut album, Face For The Radio, out October 13. According to the duo, the body of work will be, sonically and thematically, their most cohesive collection of songs, crafted and conceptualized over the span of a year. Production flourishes from kodeblooded (Connor Kaufmann, Sueco) add glitchcore elements to form eleven sonically rich, textured tracks. Exploring themes of love and love lost, the "underbelly" of success, and what and who you'll sacrifice to get there, Face For The Radio is set to make waves.
Now entering the next stage in their careers with their first full-length, they're ready for their time to shine. The band muses, "Having a 'face for the radio' has historically described those better fit for something else….those set up for success, but not in their own lane. At times, that's been us, but not anymore."
Watch the "What Would You Do To Get Ahead(line)?" video below: