Popcorn Soul? What the heck is that? I was quite surprised when I found out that I am about the only one who hadn’t heard about this genre … Well, my chief music scout didn’t know either.
Having researched and, most importantly, listened to a few Popcorn tunes, I kind of understand what it is all about. Popcorn Soul is the bouncy cousin of Northern (blue eyed) Soul in my opinion. Somewhere the sound has been described as mimicking the noise of popping corn — which is a great comparison.
Here are two examples:
A big Thank You to my “ozee” friend Jimmy who sent me this track.