Song of the Week: DJDS & Empress Of – Love

Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe. All my Songs of the Week are featured on my Top of the Poptastic playlist, along with the rest of my faves from 2017.

When I heard this cover of Lana Del Rey’s 2017 single Love, I had no doubt it was Europop. The Europeans have a well-established ability to turn any song into a light, summery dance track, from rap to soft rock. Therefore, it was pretty surprising to find that Love is actually the work of Grammy-nominated production duo DJDS, who worked on Kanye’s last album, and indie-dream-pop singer Empress Of. Both artists are based in LA. Whether or not it was intentional, the collaboration has removed any edge or depth from the original. The result is a sweet, catchy dance track, the epitome of Spotify-pop – one of the best examples of the genre, in fact.

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