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"Am I A Girl?" is the sophomore album by Poppy. The album was released on October 31st, 2018.[1]

Background

Poppy began recording the album before going on the Poppy.Computer Tour. In an interview, she stated that its genre is a "new type of pop music".[2] On January 13th, 2018, Poppy revealed in an interview that the album was complete. On May 15th, 2018, Poppy confirmed the title by tweeting "Ready 4 album title?", followed by an image of her with the caption "Am I A Girl?". Later, it was confirmed by Titanic Sinclair that the album had been completed on July 21st, 2018.

Theme

Poppy stated that the album focuses on questioning gender, identity, robots, and expensive fashion. Unlike her previous album "Poppy.Computer", the album steps away from the character of Poppy on most songs.

Am I A Girl? Tour

Poppy first announced a tour to promote the album on July 10th, 2018. Ticket presale began on July 11th, 2018, with general sale beginning on July 13th, 2018. The tour began with a warm-up show in Vancouver, British Columbia for the Westward Festival on September 14th, 2018 and officially began in Barcelona, Spain on September 22nd, 2018.

Tracklist

No. Title Artist Writer(s) Producer Length
1. "In A Minute" Poppy Poppy, Simon Wilcox, Sir Nolan, Kate Nash Ryosuke "Dr. R" Sakai 2:54
2. "Fashion After All" Poppy Poppy, Titanic Sinclair, Tom Schleiter, Wax Motif Wax Motif 3:24
3. "Iconic" Poppy Poppy, Sinclair, Wilcox Fernando Garibay 2:52
4. "Chic Chick" Poppy Poppy, Schleiter, Sinclair, Wilcox U Tern 2:54
5. "Interlude 1" Poppy Poppy Sakai 0:48
6. "Time Is Up" Poppy
Diplo
Poppy, Sinclair, Schleiter, U Tern, Diplo, Tommy Rocks, Wilcox, Alvaro Diplo, U Tern 3:31
7. "Aristocrat" Poppy
Garibay
Poppy, Sinclair, Garibay, Wilcox Garibay 3:21
8. "Hard Feelings" Poppy Poppy, Sinclair, Chris Greatti, Gavin Brown, Darren Randall Glover, Wilcox, Darcy Yates Garibay 3:39
9. "Girls In Bikinis" Poppy Poppy, Sinclair, Wilcox U Tern 2:25
10. "The Rapture Ball" Poppy Poppy, Sinclair, Wilcox, Schleiter Aryay 3:00
11. "Interlude 2" Poppy Poppy Sakai 1:06
12. "Am I A Girl?" Poppy Poppy, Sinclair, Wilcox Sinclair, Zakk Cervini 3:38
13. "Play Destroy" Poppy

Grimes

Poppy, Greatti, Grimes Greatti, Grimes 3:05
14. "X" Poppy Poppy, Sinclair, Greatti, Cervini Cervini 2:54

Singles

"In A Minute" was released on July 27th, 2018 through I'm Poppy Records and Mad Decent Records and served as the first single to the album.

"Time Is Up" was released on August 22nd, 2018 through I'm Poppy Records and Mad Decent Records and served as the second single to the album.

"Fashion After All" was released on October 12th, 2018 through I'm Poppy Records and Mad Decent Records and served as the third single to the album.

"Hard Feelings" was released on October 19th, 2018 through I'm Poppy Records and Mad Decent Records and served as the fourth single to the album.

"X" was released on October 25th, 2018 through I'm Poppy Records and Mad Decent Records and served as the fifth single to the album.

"Play Destroy" was released on October 30th, 2018 through I'm Poppy Records and Mad Decent Records and served as the sixth single to the album.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Simon Wilcox went to Japan with Poppy and Titanic Sinclair to help with the album.
  • On July 6th, 2018, Poppy released a cover of Gary Numan's "Metal" as a single. It was later confirmed by Poppy that it would be a non-album single and would not appear on "Am I A Girl?".
  • Poppy and Grimes recorded "a couple of songs" for the album.[3] However, only one of these songs, "Play Destroy", made the album.
  • "Good To Me" and "Rocket Science" were intended to be on "Am I A Girl?", but were later scrapped.
    • It is speculated that "Immature Couture" was also intended to be on the album, but was later scrapped.
  • The male backing vocals on the album were sung by Titanic Sinclair.
  • Poppy stated on the Zach Sang Show that she rewrote the album twice.
    • She also stated in the interview that half of the album is a "preview for the next album".
  • Poppy and Titanic Sinclair have stated that "X" is their favorite song and music video from the album.
  • The placement of "Chic Chick" and "Interlude 1" in the tracklist were later swapped for unknown reasons.[4]
  • "Interlude 1" and "Interlude 2" are excluded from the physical version of the album.

References

  1. https://voguegirl.jp/feature/poppy
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w91kLew_3ro
  3. https://www.nme.com/news/music/poppy-interview-grimes-marilyn-manson-new-album-am-i-a-girl-tour-2361241
  4. https://www.instagram.com/p/BpFzqjMhsli/
Discography