In this week's Thing we return to classic powerpop stylings in the form of Greg Pope's new album, the wonderfully titled Pop Motion Animation. Nashville based Pope, a filmmaker as well as musician, is a veteran at the game having had his music featured on popular TV shows like Dawson's Creek and Providence.
His songwriting versatility shines through on this record with considered acoustic songs (Cloud and Thunder, with its almost hymnlike quality, being my favourite) interspersed with Replacements inspired rock songs (see Rebel Inside).
The album finishes off with my favourite song on it (what an awkward sentence). She Might is a sub two minute pop gem that, if you're anything like me, won't leave your head for hours after the first listen.