When Popshade was first set up nearly three years ago, it was with the intention of sharing our love for guilt-free, pure, in your face pop. The kind of pop that puts a massive smile on your face, makes you wanna dance like crazy, and sing along at the top of your lungs.
This next lady who we're going to introduce to you could very well be the face of the pure pop revival. Bianca may only have one solo tune out as of now, but it is one of the best pop songs we've heard in years! She was kind enough to answer a few questions for us, so lets hand it over to the lovely lady...
Hi Bianca, thanks for taking the time to talk to us here at Popshade, why don't you tell us a bit about who you are and what you do?
Hi guys. So my name is Bianca. Some of you may know me from when I was in the girlband Parade. I'm a singer/songwriter and I've spent the last year writing and recording my debut album and I've just put my first single Step It Up online for you all to hear.
How would you describe your music to those who haven't heard it yet?
It's unashamed fun pop! I love 80's pop music, so my sound is quite 80's inspired, but with a modern pop feel in the production.
We bloody love Step It Up, it's a huge pop anthem and puts a big smile on our faces. Is that your intention with your music, to make people happy?
Yay! I'm chuffed to bits you love it. Yes, that is exactly my intention. I'm totally not someone who takes themselves too seriously. I love to have a good laugh and a dance with my mates and that is exactly what I wanted to get across in my music. Fun pop that puts a smile on people's faces.
You've also clearly mastered the catchy hook, are they important in your music?
Haha thank you. Yes definitely. It's all about having a catchy pop chorus that people can latch on to straight away. I want people to be able to join in after just hearing one chorus and I hope that Step It Up does that.
You've noted the 80s pop scene as a huge influence on your music. You can pick your dream lineup of five 80s pop artists to play your own gig, who gets the billing?
Oh my God, what an awesome question! I've never been asked that before - and it's really hard to answer! I'd have to say Madonna, as she has to be my main musical influence and she was the female icon of the 80's. I'd also have to say Cyndi Lauper, Pat Benatar, Queen and Bruce Springsteen.
What can we expect from your debut album?
Lots more where Step It Up came from. A fun, pop record that doesn't take itself too seriously full of catchy pop tunes that people can sing along to. With the odd ballad thrown in to even things up a bit.
What can peeps expect if they get down to one of your live shows?
A lot of fun! Haha. I'll be performing all the up tempo stuff from my debut album so prepare to boogie. I'll also be performing with a live band for the first time which I am sooo excited about.
We're a pop site, so, we have to ask, who's your favourite pop artist of all time?
It's got to be Madonna hasn't it. She's the biggest female pop star of all time for a reason. Like A Prayer will always be one of my favourite pop songs ever.
Where can peeps find you?
You can find me on Facebook and on Twitter. I'd love to know what you all think of Step It Up. I will be doing a couple of important shows in November so keep your eyes peeled as I'll be announcing dates soon.
We'd like to thank Bianca for taking the time to answer these questions.
Well, there you have it. Step It Up is one of THE catchiest pop songs we've heard all year, and Bianca's just the kind of character that brings a huge smile to our face. She's basically the perfect popstar, and we cannot wait both to see her live, and for the debut album.
For now, make sure you go and follow her on all those links up above. blast Step It Up out of your speakers as loud as you bloody can, and join us in waiting in anticipation for what could very well be one of the best pop albums of the past decade. Yeah, we feel that good about it!