Hyperpop is an imperfectly defined term, a loose description of a band and music genre, and loosely-knit music movement. Artists often tagged with the term tend to incorporate more exaggerated and pop sensibilities, borrowing concepts from pop, electronic, and urban music. Popular acts under the Hyperpop banner include Akrobatic, Armada, Airborne Milk, Big M, Chromeo, Deuce Gorgon, Echocardi, Grouper, Isoformation, Kaleidoscope, Lazeroo, Metronome, Myloz, Obsession, Pussycat Dolls, Royal City, Robx, Scary Kids, Snakes, Superorganism, The 1975, The Bangles, The Cribs, and Weezer. Other less-popular acts include Chumped, Dope, Eastmountains, Faint, Frightened Rabbit, I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles, Killjoy, No Good, No Idols, Pretty Vicious, Suede, Teamview, Thriller, Uprising, and Wildstyle
While many of these bands claim to be “new genre”, they are more accurately described as a sub-genre of PC Music. The PC Music Festival held annually in the United Kingdom recognizes this movement by presenting new and unheard talent in an exciting environment. These talented acts often break barriers and change the world with their original and unique sound, which is not typical of a new genre. At the PC Music Festival, which takes place every June, artists from all genres of pop, dance, rock, and drum and bass will converge to play cutting-edge music that has never been heard before.
Most artists in the new hyper-p Pop genre are relatively new to the music industry, but have had years to build a fan base. Influential figures within the hyper pop genre include Sufjan Stevens, Sufjaniah Rashad, Lady Ga, Kali Uphirth, Kat Von D, Kate Bush, Nine Inch Nails, Deerhunter, Franz Ferdinand, P Diddy, Rihanna, Macy Gray, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Akon, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Elton John, Akon, Jai Uttal, LCD Soundsystem, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many others. Styles like techno and breakcore also feature heavily, but their influence is less global. Many of the artists listed above have gone on to fame and fortune with their own solo careers or with groups. Pop artist like Kanye West and Rihanna have created major hits with their independently released singles, while older stars like David Bowie, Patti LaBelle, Cheapie, and Nine Inch Nails have revolutionized the charts with their mainstream appeal.
This kind of music is often referred to as “bubblegum punk.” This style of hyper pop music is sometimes called pc music because it features distorted electronic sounds, often sample based, and a high level of synthesizer. PC Music is popular in the United Kingdom and United States. A bubblegum punk song may feature distorted vocals, a distorted guitar sound, randomly mixed samples, a clanging beat, and non-stop vocals that at times are hard to understand or completely ignore. Bubblegum bangers usually combine the aforementioned elements to make a catchy, fast paced single.
Another type of this new genre is known as “xi-xia.” This new style is characterized by distorted vocal melodies and rhythms, which are often heavily distorted. Artists such as Akon, and producers like Gucci Mane and Young Money have contributed to this sound. This genre can be described as being “trap pop.” Other characteristics of this style include being highly danceable, having a diverse musical genre, and being a favorite of teenage girls.
This new style can be loosely classified into two main categories. “PCrobe” is the genre of pop music that features a heavily distorted electronic beat, often with keyboards, drums, and samples from other songs. PC Rock is a sub-genre of this that incorporates acoustic instruments into its sound. This new genre can be heard on many independent albums as well as on numerous well-known pop music acts. Artists such as Kanye West, Jay Z, and Rihanna have released some of the most memorable albums using the PCrobe technique.
Another related sub-genre is “Glitch Pop.” This style of pop music is characterized by distorted sounds, pitched drums, and vocals that are all pitched different. The term “glitch pop” was co-opted by artists who were inspired by the noise generated by computer software, such as noise makers and hackers. Artists who fall into this new genre may use distorted sounds to create a visual effect, instead of creating a musical melody. Some common artists who have released records containing Glitch Pop recordings include bands such as The Cure, Duran, and The Alarmist.
In summary, pop music has been around for decades, but it has certainly expanded in recent years. Hyper pop music has also become a favorite among many young people, although it seems to be popular among teenagers and twenty-somethings. These two styles of music seem to share some of the same characteristics. They both have a loose feel, a dark, distorted sound, and a lot of repetitive sections. Both styles of music can be used to create an exciting and unique sound that can appeal to a younger audience as well as to adults.