Someone call an intervention, because we’re about to hit bottom. We cannot stop listening to “Pop Rock 2 – Pop Addiction” from Non-Stop Producer Series. This new disc is stock piled with a fresh, feel-good set of top 40 stunners.
The songs of Pop Rock 2 – Pop Addiction were written by Steve Newman, Mike McClellan, Amy Whitcomb, and Nik Day. Cousins Steve and Mike are long-time collaborators, producing out of Velvet Echo Studios in Provo, UT. They oversaw the creation of the album, drawing on the writing and producing talents of Salt Lake City singer/songwriter Nik Day for about half the tunes. The other half was largely a collaboration between Steve, Amy, and Mike. Amy has been a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice” and “The Sing-Off” and co-hosts KUTV’s “Backstage Avenue.” All instruments on the album were played by Steve, Mike, and Nik.
In addition to their own vocals (Amy performs “Hot to the Touch” and “Wild Card.” Nik performs “Side Effects,” “Feeling Good,” “Never Knew You,” and “Let’s Do It Again”), the producers drew on a wealth of talent from Provo and Salt Lake’s vibrant music scene, many of whom have bands and solo performing careers of their own, to provide the vocal performances that make this album such an authentic and compelling pop tour de force.