While, arguably, even better known for her YouTube presence, in which she embodies a robotic, inhuman character to craft abstract, darkly funny, weird, and experimental videos, channeling Japanese culture and frequently commenting on internet culture, social media, and fame, Poppy, born Moriah Pereira, and a one-time Nashville resident, has been cultivating a musical career for even longer then her video persona (which she developed in collaboration with Titanic Sinclair, the director and architect of much of the Poppy character, after moving to LA).
As a singer, Poppy’s style is certainly less avant grade than her visual style and video presentation, blending bits of artpop, synthpop, J-pop, dance music, and even elements of punk and ska, French pop, EDM, and vaporwave, crafting syrupy sweet yet substantive, endlessly catchy and on-brand cuts across two excellent albums, 2017’s Poppy.Computer, and last year’s Am I a Girl?
Tonight, Feb. 11, Poppy returns to Nashville in support of her latest, upgrading from a Mercy Lounge outing in 2017 to headlining the Cannery Ballroom this time around. Though, at its core, Poppy’s performance is a surprisingly straight up pop show, her visual flair and commitment to the character will certainly appease fans of her YouTube’s mesmerizing, abstract weirdness as well. Grab tickets right here while you still can!
Poppy will perform tonight, Feb. 11 at Cannery Ballroom. The show is all ages, begins at 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $25.