JUL 24, 2015 9:58AM EDT
That Poppy is mesmerizing for more reasons than one. Between her catchy tunes and flawless lashes, we were pretty much sold the second we clicked play on the music video you’re about to become obsessed with.
The doe-eyed singer-songwriter grew up in Nashville in a incredibly musical family. Even though dancing was her first love, it didn’t take her long to hop on the bandwagon and start getting into music. Now signed to Island Records with a sound and style all her own, she’s ready to take on the scene with Reggae-inspired beats and pastel-everything.
Teen Vogue: Tell us about your single “Lowlife.”
That Poppy: The song is about me living on my own for quite a while and the ups and downs of it all. Then meeting someone when you’re in a very rough spot. And that certain person — whether it’s a friend or a lover — shaking up your world and making the worst time actually the best time.
Teen Vogue: The music video is amazing. What was your favorite part of filming?
TP: One of my favorite parts was getting a few fans to come out for filming in the shot where I’m walking into the car. They were jumping and yelling — that was funny. They were so cool and sweet! It was also pretty funny to have all my dude friends in morph suits crawling around on the ground, too. Right before the director would yell ‘action,’ they’d be yelling things at me and saying, ‘I’d only do this for you, Poppy.’ I was just trying not to laugh.
Teen Vogue: We love your style. How would you describe it? And where are your favorite places to shop?
TP: I’d say Kawaii, Twiggy, Barbie, child… I think that’s an accurate description. I love thrift shopping — I take a different approach now than I used to. I go for colors and cuts that I like. Also, sometimes I’ll sew my own outfits. I used to go thrifting and get crazy patterned triple XL shirts that I could wear as dresses. I guess that’s changed.
Teen Vogue: We’ve gotta ask — what’s your secret behind creating those flawless lashes?
TP: Patience and false lashes. I can never put them on myself — if I’m in a rush, I end up getting frustrated and occasionally crying. A really good thing to do is to put the glue on, then blow on the glue or let it sit for 10 seconds, then place them. It makes all the difference.