Good pop is universal. Genre and style, when pop is good, does not matter. It could be chock-full of guitars, or it could be soulfully electronic with sweeping tones. STELLA‘s latest video for her latest release New Toy sits firmly in the latter.
With vocals redolent of Amy Winehouse, the deeply personal subject matter of an Adele, and the soul of a Nina Simone, STELLA combines her influences into soulful pop of the highest order.
The fact that I generally don’t do “pop” and my effusiveness so far is an indicator of how good New Toy is.
It’s a precursor to her debut album Selfish, which is due for release on the 29th of June from your usual physical and/or digital outlets, and is being self-released.