Poppy Patica is pleased to share their newest track “Sweetest Song” today. The track comes as the second single, following “Awful Sound“, from their debut album Black Cat Back Stage out May 5th via House Of Joy. The track debuted today on Surviving The Golden Age music podcast and will be available to jam on all streaming platforms on Friday, April 28th. If you want an early listen, head over to the group’s Bandcamp to grace your ears.
Poppy Patica roars through tons of different tempos in “Sweetest Song”. It feels like the track – in a funny, affecting way – is about the bizarreness of policing, how higher powers can just decide to evict and raze whole parts of his city away. The lyricism is aware of the friction between being viewed as an outsider or gentrifier from longtime residents in his hometown. Frontman Peter Hartmann sings “It’s not a secret service, it’s just protecting the capital.” The track has a sense of positivity and comfort in it’s instrumentation, but the narrative offers a much deeper experience.
A uniquely key thing about the new album Black Cat Back Stage is that there’s a sort of universality to it. Perhaps it’s because we’re all familiar with loss, whether or not we grew up in cities. Maybe it’s because we all understand that the structures that fortify us can just give way sometimes. The album is an exploration of the city that birthed Poppy Patica. Check out the album art and track list below!
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Black Cat Back Stage tracklist
1. Awful Sound
3. Burnt to Bits
4. Sweetest Song
6. Band Aid
7. Mystery Meat
8. Demolition Order