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Released: 5th July
Writers: Joel Amey, Joff Oddie, Theo Ellis, Ellie Rowsell
Trivia: I first heard this song while walking around Ikea and loved it so much, I had it on repeat for the whole visit. As such, I will forever associate it with flatpack furniture and meatballs.
Best bits: 1. I look at your picture and I smile, how awful’s that? I’m like a teenage girl. I might as well write all over my notebook that you ‘rock my world!’
2. I’m retelling jokes you made that made me laugh, pretending that they’re mine
3. What if it’s not meant for me? Love…

Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe.

Much like Susanne Sundfør, I’m awaiting the new album from Wolf Alice with equal parts excitement and trepidation, as I loved the last one and hope not to be disappointed by the follow-up. I can say that Wolf Alice’s Visions of a Life will have at least one song as good as anything from their debut, as I was instantly obsessed with new release Don’t Delete The Kisses when I discovered it on last week’s New Music Friday playlist on Spotify. The band has always had interesting lyrics, and that’s what stands out most about this sweet and witty track. It captures the feeling of having a crush, and being afraid to let the person know. The early refrain “what if it’s not meant for me, love?” is oh-so relatable, but what I loved about the song is that it’s not just about wallowing in self-doubt – it develops into a much more positive, inspiring end. While the first single from Visions of a Life, the rawkus Yuk Foo, showed Wolf Alice’s edgier side, I’m glad the thoughtful alt-pop that made me a fan will be present too.

Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe.

I’ve had female-fronted British band Wolf Alice on my list for possible inclusion in Future Pop for almost a year, but I was unsure if they were just a bit “too cool for school,” with their nerd-mocking music video and Angela Carter-inspired name. Do they actually want success, or just respect from a niche indie audience? I was finally convinced to feature them this week when I heard their beautiful and epic ballad Blush. I appreciated the punk attitude of Fluffy but Blush balances tender and passionate moments in a way that will have much wider appeal, and I hope this is a direction they pursue. The fact they describe themselves as “rocky pop” gives me hope they have other enjoyable tunes up their sleeves.