POPESKA, “Like This”
While I’ve been somewhat critical of his latest ‘comeback’ songs, Atlanta house producer Popeska’s “Like This” is easily his best release of the year. It’s carried by an engaging uncredited female vocal, a chorus that could easily become a sing-a-long, and a synth hook that will have heads bobbing on the dance floor. When I’m not writing about songs I love outright, I’m always looking for potential. Popeska has the pedigree from the early part of the decade, which needed to be translated into music that will last beyond 2019. “Like This” is even quite radio friendly, with a big, effortless sound that will pull in listeners, and will appeal to fans of Zedd, Kygo and Kaskade.