Enlarge Poppy at Brooklyn Steel, February 6, 2020. Photo Credit: Jason Bailey for MetalSucks

Poppy Channels Grunge Influence on New Song, “Her”


Poppy has just dropped her third major release in the span of five weeks with a new single, “Her,” which arrives with a video by stop motion animator/director Chris Ullens (Rex Orange County, Lee Ann Womack). The song marks yet another stylistic pivot for Poppy, who surprise-released a new EP, Eat, earlier this month in conjunction with WWE NXT.

Press copy explains that “Her” was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Air, St. Vincent), who had Poppy and her band record live to tape, “lending the song a warm, organic feel that lends a decidedly personal touch to this new era.”

Poppy’s most recent full-length, I Disagree, arrived in 2020. The release found her fully leaning into heavy music, a shift from the polished dance pop of Am I a Girl?, released in 2018. “Her” finds the singer channeling ’90s/grunge influences such as Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr. and L7 in yet another stylistic pivot.

Watch the video for “Her” below.

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