Alt-Pop Queen UPSAHL Explodes On "Wish You'd Make Me Cry"
UPSAHL is wasting no time climbing the ladder to alt-pop stardom. She deserves it — she has the makings to become a household name and, frankly, it’s a crime that she isn’t yet. Once you’re tuned into UPSAHL, you won’t go back. Every single release from the Phoenix artist is addictive, instances of hook-heavy pop-soul anthems time and time and time again.
Back in July, UPSAHL released “Wish You’d Make Me Cry,” yet another reminder to listeners that she’s a force to be reckoned with, though we wouldn’t recommend reckoning with someone of her sheer power and passion. “Wish You’d Make Me Cry” is throbbing with bass — there aren’t a ton of soft moments, except when UPSAHL gets a touch reflective before things explode once again — so there’s this unrelenting aggression abounding in the song. Each element echoes with its own reverberating smack from sky-high bass blooms to sultry vocal slinks to lightning crack drum beats, all combined to build a blazing alt-pop soundscape thrumming with the kind of unapologetic candor only UPSAHL, it seems, can deliver. “Wish You’d Make Me Cry” is volcanic. We love this lava.