Music Monday: Meet That Poppy (@thatPoppy #MusicMonday)

POPPY_UMBRELLA_NOFONT-sized-12001Happy Monday, readers!

Meet our new Music Monday artist this week, That Poppy.

That Poppy grew up in Nashville surrounded by music. Although she wanted to be a dancer first, she followed in her father and brother’s footsteps and began making music. Now signed to Island Records with a unique sound and style, she’s ready to take on the scene with Reggae-inspired beats and pastel-everything.

That Poppy‘s newest single “Lowlife” showcases her dynamic vocal talent and offers mischievous lyrics like “you’re the highlight of my lowlife.” It’s both playful and powerful. “Everybody Wants To Be Poppy,” her self-proclaimed “theme song,” shows a clever sense of humor. “I’m just a princess with a pistol,” she sings, and it definitely rings true.

Poppy is currently busy in the studio working on her debut album. CelebSecrets4U had the opportunity to meet up with That Poppy to talk about her unique sound. In our interview, the doe-eyed teen opens up about her stage name “Poppy,” her Reggae-inspired sound, and her upcoming album that she is currently working on. Poppy also talks about working with Travis Mills on her “Lowlife” remix her dream collaborations, and more. She even reveals some helpful beauty tips — make sure to read the full Q&A below!

For more information on That Poppy, make sure to follow her on Twitter at @ThatPoppy and visit her website

CS4U: I love the name “Poppy.” Where did you get that stage name from?

That Poppy: “It was one of my old friends. She thought I looked like a character in this movie and she started introducing me to people as Poppy so it stuck.”

CS4U: What can we expect from your upcoming debut album?

That Poppy: “It’s very colorful, very pop. Dance-y and Cindy Lauper influenced like Tragic Kingdom Error and No Doubt.”

CS4U: Your song “Lowlife” is out now and you also recorded a version with Travis Mills. What made you want to work with Travis? Was there a certain preference? 

That Poppy: “He’s really talented. I like his music and we have mutual friends that kind of introduced us so yeah, it was a pretty good match.”

CS4U: Your style is kind of like a cross between Melanie Martinez meets No Doubt with a touch of Kawaii. How did you create your unique sound?

That Poppy: “The unique sound came about by what I’m interested in and what I’ve been interested for a while. I don’t like stuff that’s too like gaudy. I like more doll-like, cutesy things and surprises as well with the outfit. I don’t like to stick with a certain fashion item.”

CS4U: Did you have any influences or favorite musicians growing up?

That Poppy: “yeah I loved Cindy Lauper. She’s very strong vocally.”

CS4U: If you could choose any artist to collaborate/tour with, which artist would that be?

That Poppy: “I think tour with would be Metric (I really like them), Paramore (they’re also from Nashville like me), No Doubt of course, Lights and Jimmy Orrell.”

CS4U: If you could describe the new album you’re working on in 3 words, what would those 3 words be?

That Poppy: “Dance-y. Princess. Punk.

CS4U: Since we are CelebSecrets4U, what is a secret or hidden talent about yourself that fans really wouldn’t know?

That Poppy: “I’m really good at putting on fake eyelashes haha!”

CS4U: That’s a really good talent because I could like never put on fake eyelashes.

That Poppy: “Yeah, it’s something I discovered. I’m just like in a rush whenever I put them on, so I got really fast at it.”

CS4U: What would you say is the best tip is for putting on false eyelashes?

That Poppy: “Let the glue get a little bit tacky before you apply otherwise it’s messy.”

CS4U: Any beauty tips you can share to our readers?

That Poppy: “I really like coconut oil for everything! I use it in my hair and i use it as a moisturizer and then there’s that thing that you do where you swish in your mouth to make your teeth whiter.”

CS4U: Why do you think our readers should check out your music if they haven’t heard of you yet?

That Poppy: “I think that your readers should check out my music because the music I make is fun, dance-y and powerful.”