Rochester-based band, KOPPS, have released their new single Virtual Reality. Virtual Reality is a self aware track that questions IRL relationships in the 21st century as well as taking internet stalking to a new and sometimes frightening level, and is set to a dance-worthy beat.
“Sadly, I think our socials have become a part of our relationship “resume,” with the number of followers being attached to our worth and photos contributing to how attractive we are perceived to be. Patrón tells The 405. I’ve heard humans say that they didn’t think a person was attractive right off the bat until they looked at the person’s Instagram. With that, people are trying to “sell” the best version of themselves online, and I think a lot of it is very disingenuous and based on what is trending. It certainly affects music and art with musicians being among the biggest offenders.”
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Never ones to take themselves too seriously, the Rochester-bred quartet would tell you that their sound is an equal and strong mix of Britney Spears and KoЯn, and they wouldn’t be entirely wrong. Anchored by Patricia Patrón’s sultry vocals, the band has a knack for pop sensibility that they immediately flip on its head, evoking a titillating mix of electro, pop and nu metal. Or as they like to call it: CrazySexyCreepy. With a flair for the dramatic, KOPPS visuals dabble into the creepy, twisted and often bizarre vibe but always with a wry sense of humor. That peculiar sense of humor may stem from growing up with labelmates and fellow Rochester-based band, Joywave. Patrón and KOPPS bassist Kyle O went to high school with Joywave frontman, Daniel Armbruster, who lent vocals to the band’s latest single, “HOTT (ft. Joywave)” as well as prior collaborations.
Two other tracks of note, “Baby I’m Dead Inside” has a slinky, electro-R&B feel to it, as Patrón admits that true love is overrated, and the previously released “Hott (feat. Joywave)” is an infectious tune that walks a fine line between pop, dance, and rock, while the video creates what could be the next viral dance sensation. But no matter what song you’re listening to, two things are certain: KOPPS is gonna make you laugh…and make you sweat.
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