SUMif is the pop act you need to know about. Her tracks have a quality similar to an act like Hundred Waters or Ellie Goulding, it’s bright and dark at the same time.
I could listen to these songs smiling on a road trip just the same as I could use them to medicate a breakup.
The use of driving synths and other electronic influences throughout her music makes for a set of songs you can always count on to be there for you regardless of your mood.
She just released a single called “Drifting” that I can’t get out of my head.
SUMif on picking her Top 10 list:
“I love and appreciate great pop music, regardless of it’s form or sub-genre, and my list of favorite albums reflects that – it’s all over the place. All of these albums are the ones I can put on anytime, anywhere, play them front to back and enjoy it all way through.”
Sheryl Crow- The Globe Sessions
“One of the first concerts I went to with my parents was a Sheryl Crow concert, which inspired me to join my first band when I was 13.”
Dixie Chicks- Fly
“My mom loved the Dixie Chicks, so their albums were always playing in the car. I will forever be able to sing along to this entire album.”
Something Corporate- Leaving Through the Window
“This album was the soundtrack to my middle school angst, but today I’m still in love with every single song. Something Corporate was the first “no parents” concert I was allowed to go to with just my friends.”
Jack’s Mannequin- Everything in Transit
“This album came out right around the time I got my first car, where it held a permanent position in the CD player. Each track was and still is pop-rock perfection in my book.”
HAIM- Days are Gone
“Badass, talented women who caught my attention with a unique sound and have held it with their inspiring live performances.”
SIA- 1000 Forms of Fear
“Every single song on this album is pop gold. SIA is the queen of pop songwriting.”
“I learned the basics of electronic music production by trying to replicate simple versions of the songs on this album. “Fall in Love” is one of my all time favorite songs.”
Odesza- In Return
“Cinematic pop that makes me jump and pretend to bang on drums no matter where I am or what I’m doing. Odesza is definitely a live show you don’t want to miss.”
Tove Lo- Lady Wood
“Tove Lo is an incredible songwriter, performer, and artist. She is one of my biggest inspirations.”
“Lorde’s first album was great – but Melodrama is nearly perfect. Each song is unique, yet accessible. The melodies are familiar and brand new all at the same time. I didn’t care much about lyrics until I listened to this album.”
Check out SUMif’s new single, “Drifting”, below: