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Ellis O'Connell

Student Pop Culture Writer

Location icon United Kingdom

Soon-to-be Music Industry Management graduate with a obsessive interest in pop music and pop culture.

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Maxopedia
03/15/2017
Demi Lovato - 'Cool For The Summer'

A guest blog written by Ellis O'Connell . You can agree/disagree with him here. Song: 'Cool For The Summer' Release date: July 1, 2015 Writers: Demi Lovato, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, Ali Payami, Alexander Kronlund Producers: Max Martin, Ali Payami Quintessential Max moment: The "Take. Me. Down."

HISKIND Magazine
08/04/2016
Tove Lo's 'Cool Girl': Why She's The Perfect Popstar

Body-talking cloud advocate Tove Lo continues to be generally amazing. After the omnipresence of '(feat. Tove Lo)' in the pop-sphere this year, Ebba Tove Elsa 'Tove Lo' Nilsson is back at the helm with her new single 'Cool Girl', presumably from her upcoming second album. HANG ON, I'll get to the song soon.

Trident Media
11/19/2015
Interview: Vitamin @ The Horn, St. Albans

n a land that has seen 2015 releases by indie pop heavyweights flounder and become too middle-of-the-road for their own genre, Leeds quartet Vitamin have burst onto the scene like Miley Cyrus on her wrecking ball, and they’re ready to take it by storm. Whilst Foals and Florence + The Machine have been criticised for being too stern in their efforts, Vitamin are here to flip that on its head. Their music is a typical slice of indie pop Victoria Sponge – multiplied by 1,000. They effortlessly...

Trident Media
11/14/2015
Album Review: Ellie Goulding - Delirium

In a time when country princess Taylor Swift and PBR&B cult figure The Weeknd have both made not-too-subtle bids for mainstream stardom, Ellie Goulding gives us her offering in new album Delirium. For Swift and The Weeknd, it's worked; they're arguably the biggest popstars on the planet right now.

United By Pop
12/28/2016
A top 50 roundup of the best bangers of 2016 - United By Pop

Written by Ellis O'Connell Look, 2016 has been a crap year in general. But, one thing that hasn't been crap is pop music. Well done, 2016, for that. Let's look at the fifty best pop songs of the year by counting them down from 50 to 1.

Trident Media
11/26/2015
Album Review: Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon

America's resident aura of beautiful melancholy Lana Del Rey released her third studio album Honeymoon back in September, and it's magical. You'd think that there wouldn't be anything sad enough left in the world for Del Rey to grasp on to. You'd think wrong, but it's fantastic.

Trident Media
06/13/2016
Track-by-Track Review of Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman

Doughnut-licking woman of impending hazards, Ariana Grande, has released her third studio album, the alter-ego tinged Dangerous Woman . And blimey, what an album it is.Following 2014's My Everything , which helped Ariana achieve immense commercial success, Dangerous Woman serves as a maturation of Ariana - because it's all about SEX.

Trident Media
12/21/2015
Song Review: Zara Larsson - 'Lush Life'

If there ever was a perfect, ready-made popstar, it's Zara Larsson. Young and fresh? Check. She's only 17 years old. Good voice? Check (her voice is huge). Swedish? Check. With Sweden known for their constant production of pop bangers, Larsson (who hails from Stockholm) is no exception. Likeable? Check.

Trident Media
10/28/2015
Song Review: Adele - 'Hello'

Our thirst has been quenched. Our senses have been graced. Yes, the indisputable Queen of Record Sales Adele is BACK WITH NEW MUSIC; THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Okay, so... *breathes* Let's recap. Adele infiltrated the music scene with her debut album 19, home to the timeless 'Chasing Pavements' and 'Hometown Glory'.

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