• Artist: IDLES
  • Title: POP POP POP
  • Release Type: Single
  • Release: 16/02/24
  • IZILION Rating: ★★★★☆

“POP POP POP” by IDLES is a compelling exploration of joy and vulnerability, encapsulated within the band’s signature post-punk sound. From the outset, the lyrics delve into the concept of ‘Freudenfreude,’ celebrating the joy of others. It is a refreshing counterbalance to the darker themes often found in punk music. Joe Talbot’s vocals carry both strength and sensitivity, reflecting the complexities of human emotion.

The production, led by Nigel Godrich, Kenny Beats, and Mark Bowen, elevates the track with its dynamic arrangements and seamless blend of instrumentation. Electric guitars riff with intensity, while the rhythm section provides a solid backbone, driving the song forward with relentless energy.


Lyrically, “POP POP POP” is rich with vivid imagery and poetic lyricism. Lines like “Holy water eyes, soft skin” and “Hold tight, hold me to the bunsen burner” evoke a sense of raw emotion and intimacy. The chorus, with its repeated invocation of “Sunbeams like God from your face,” is anthemic and uplifting, reinforcing the theme of finding light amidst darkness.

The outro, featuring Talbot’s contemplative reflections on life and love, adds a poignant conclusion to the song. As the guitars soar and the drums thunder, there’s a sense of catharsis. Also, it is a reminder that even in the midst of chaos, there is beauty to be found.

Overall, “POP POP POP” is a standout track from IDLES, reflecting their evolution as musicians and their ability to tackle profound themes with both sincerity and ferocity. It’s proof of the band’s continued relevance in the punk scene and testimony to the power of music to inspire, provoke, and uplift.

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George Millington