Background And Conception
Bubblebath came into existence largely due to the success of the single Lowlife. Poppy and Titanic Sinclair signed to Island Records to collaborate together on the extended play. In Poppy's YouTube video "Ask Poppy A Question", Poppy states that she named the EP as such because "the world is very dirty and could benefit from a bubblebath."
The iTunes Store describes the EP as "Having burst from YouTube into the music world, the smart-mouthed singer That Poppy’s first EP shows off her winking sense of humour and wide-ranging pop savvy. "Lowlife" is a reggae-tinged toast raised from the gutter; "Money" takes aim at consumerism over deceptively glossy beats. The charging "Altar" pairs Poppy’s attempts to stop a wedding with propulsive dance pop, while "American Kids" sticks up for much-maligned millennials over a sumptuous beat. Confident and catchy, this debut is full of sardonic lyrics and pop promise.".
Lowlife was released as the EP's first single on July 24th, 2015, which later produced 3 different remixes of the song. A music video for Lowlife was released onto her official VEVO YouTube channel on July 24th, 2015. Poppy also released a video accompanying an acoustic cover of the song onto her VEVO channel on September 18th, 2015.
Almost a year later after her debut EP was released, she released the music video for Money on July 29th, 2016 onto her official VEVO channel. The audio for the other tracks, Altar and American Kids, were also released onto her VEVO channel earlier in the year on February 12th, 2016.
The EP is available on Apple Music and Spotify. It can be purchased on Apple Music for $3.66 USD.
The debut EP was extremely well-received across media. Lowlife especially received critical acclaim, award nominations and radio airtime. Money also received praise upon the release of its music video, being featured in a TV show as well as in a video game. Internet media articles also praised the execution of the colorful music videos accompanying the tracks. While Altar and American Kids were typically overshadowed by the previous two tracks, Tyler Peterson of UQMUSIC described the whole EP as a "small collection of millennial masterpieces".
Titanic Sinclair and Poppy parted with Island Records shortly after the extended play's release, with the Poppy team stating that they want their new music to not sound as contemporary.
|1.||Lowlife||That Poppy, Nolan Lambroza, Simon Wilcox||Sir Nolan||3:25|
|2.||Money||That Poppy, Wilcox, Tom Schleiter, Corey Mixter||Tommy English||3:10|
|3.||Altar||That Poppy, Wilcox, Lambroza, Bryce Vine, Tom Peyton||Sir Nolan||2:40|
|4.||American Kids||That Poppy, Corey Mixter, Lambroza, Tim Pagnotta, Tyler Glenn||Pagnotta, Glenn||3:31|
- The song "Everything I Know Is Wrong" was supposed to be on this album, but was later changed.
- The song "Chewing Gum" was supposed to be the B-side to Bubblebath.
- Bubblebath largely contrasts with Poppy.Computer, as Bubblebath sounds more contemporary and has two songs in the reggae-pop genre, which Poppy.Computer does not.
- However, Money is a song that is more faithful to the sound of Poppy.Computer, which is why it was used as the encore of the Poppy.Computer Tour.