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Graham Colton - "Born to Raise Hell" (video) (Premiere)

What makes "Born to Raise Hell" eerie and surreal is how Graham Colton delivers his chilling story in bold, muscular pop tones.

Premiering here on PopMatters, "Born to Raise Hell" offers a sneak peak of Graham Colton's upcoming album, Lonely Ones, scheduled to be released on 21 January 2014. Using an encounter between the father of collaborator Chad Copelin and the serial killer Richard Speck as the inspiration for "Born to Raise Hell", the song's vivid video depicts a harrowing story imagining how someone might circle the downward spiral of escalating violence. What makes "Born to Raise Hell" all the more eerie and surreal is how Colton delivers his narrative in bold, muscular pop tones, perhaps taking a few cues from fellow Oklahoma City native and friend Wayne Coyne.

The 10 Best Electropop Albums of 2019

From bubbly, perky synthpop to the deepest of darkwave, electropop in 2019 reflected the general malaise by forging the brightest of pop to forget the bad times on the one hand, and embracing downtempo textures and moods on the other.

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Codeine Club Music: 10 Sizzurp Rappers and Their Lean Lyrics

Southern Houston rappers put a twist on old blues musicians' mix of cough syrup and booze and stirred it up into a more dangerous concoction. Here are 10 rappers who took the brew from their double-cups and dropped the purple drank / sizzurp / Texas tea / "lean" into their lyrics to mixed effect.

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Brits in Hot Weather #19

This week we have shadowy trap from Jordan Comolli, grime infused techno from Barney Lister, eclectic indie from Weird Milk, lo-fi indie pop from Tricky Juno, and an absolute belter from Two Tribes.

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