Slush Puppy’s new single “Eat Spit” featuring Royal and the Serpent is a fast-paced, energetic song that keeps listeners on their toes. With heavy beats that mimic the subculture “hyperpop” genre, the two young artists intertwine trap with screamo-like vocals and mantras that describe a “Misfit, misfit in trouble.” 

The 20-year-old San Diego native has broken through the music scene with a variety of alternative pop records, spanning from dream pop to modern takes on emo-ballads. His music, and this song in particular, embraces the emerging hyperpop sound. On the track, Slush Puppy reflects on feeling confident and social during an exciting, post-quarantine summer. 

“It’s a hot boy summer / Steal yo lover…” 

Slush Puppy

In addition to cultivating a new sound for the upcoming alternative scene, Slush Puppy plays on contemporary slang and gen-z humor with his mention of a “hot boy summer”. A “hot boy” or “hot girl” summer not only alludes to being young and having fun, but adds layers to the hyperpop subculture. The song functions as a 2021 timestamp, referencing language that will always remind listeners of this pivotal social time in a fun and lighthearted way. 

This song embodies what is quickly becoming music’s most dramatic transition into genreless art. Musicians, such as Slush Puppy, are becoming increasingly less conscious of what their music is labeled as and more conscious of making what excites them. We see this in Slush Puppy’s new single, where trap, pop, screamo, and alternative sounds are combined to create an exciting new party anthem. 

Whether you’re spending a night out with friends, on your morning drive, or simply looking for a new workout song, Slush Puppy’s new single “Eat Spit” featuring Royal and the Serpent is a headbanger that will keep you energized. Although unexpected, this new hyperpop single is a bright and exciting reminder of just how important thinking outside of the box in music can be. 

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