Oakland, CA-bred artist Derek Pope shares new single, “Small Conversations at Parties.” Pope continues to add on solid additions to his growing music catalog, highlighted by his introspective lyrics and sonic background which takes influence from indie rock, pop, and trap.
He speaks about the track saying: “This song is my average party experience: small, often fake conversations with industry people, combined with my sometimes awkward encounters from being too high in a crowd. Throughout writing this song, I found myself trying to write lyrics that I wasn’t connecting with, and finally realized most of what I was coming up with was just me bullshitting, trying to write a catchy song. That epiphany led to some very transparent verses, which gave me a chorus that seemed to write itself: ‘at least I’m finally being honest with myself.'”
Take a listen below: