KOPPS analyze our real-life relationships in this day and age as well as taking internet stalking to a new level in their new music video for “Virtual Reality.”
“We used to fall in love with a person’s presence- and now we fall in love with whatever presence they’ve “created” online. We are now pre-meditated versions of ourselves, our personalities impacted by whatever image we have conjured and made to match”, Patricia tells Atwood Mag. “The video shows what happens when the main character nonchalantly chooses to love a virtual version of someone instead of pursuing a real life connection when it’s available right in front of her. Real connections are risky and can be frightening, but in this case, the virtual reality of the main character becomes even scarier.”
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 Ko?n, 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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