If anybody over the previous 12 months can actually declare the title of ‘viral sensation,’ it’s the UK’s PinkPantheress. The alt-pop singer’s fast, energetic tracks could also be programmed for the algorithm that thrust her into the cultural dialog, however it’s her simple expertise that has made her part of discourse. In contrast to the vast majority of her flash within the pan contemporaries on TikTok, churning out vapid, formulaic pop or over-milking a viral development (the brand new time period for ‘one hit marvel’), PinkPantheress’s music doesn’t depend on a components that may be simply replicated. Her’s is a novel and intrinsic recipe; knowledgeable by threads of the previous, knitted collectively into the current in a means solely she is aware of how. Pulling from the 90’s underground sounds of jungle, UKG, and drum & bass, PinkPantheress’s pop is fiercely different, an unapologetic assertion of identification. Following up her lauded debut mixtape to hell with it was at all times going to be a very steep mountain to climb, and with the shock launch of her new EP Take me residence, she makes the good move to take the journey in levels.
Like to hell with it, Take me residence’s sonic palette is steeped in UK bass and breaks custom. However this time, PinkPantheress evolves the strategy to include different stylistic influences and concepts. On the Kaytranada produced Do You Miss Me?, she flirts with afrobeat and highlife, marrying this with sunny 2000’s acoustic guitar strums and glitchy, Bollywood impressed vocal results. The title monitor, which has been round in some model or the opposite for a while, opens with the brass heavy rush of jungle breaks, however swerves into Ah-ha type synthpop full with cowbell rings. The EP’s crown jewel although is undoubtedly the Mura Masa assisted Boy’s A Liar. PinkPantheress’s close to impeccable pop writing abilities, and her affinity for snappy ear-worm hooks, are on fireplace right here. Masa lets her burn alongside a glitchy, drum-machine stuffed soundscape that’s equal elements TLC and 2010’s R&B/ dance crossover within the vein of Keri Hilson. Collectively, it really works to create an immediately distinctive and addictive slice of pop euphoria that can probably be infecting the web for a while to return.
Take me residence, like a lot of PinkPantheress’s most shiny and delectable work, is brief and candy. At simply three tracks, the EP is extra a reminder than a manifesto. However then, that’s actually all it must be at this stage. Herself a consequence of the web, PinkPantheress is an astute public persona who understands the ability of visibility. Coming into into one of the necessary phases of her profession, one which is able to finally determine if she is simply one other viral development or right here to remain, Take me residence is a cleverly timed amuse bouche. It’s the type that retains her identify lingering in our mouths whereas leaving us wanting extra. Backed up by actually distinctive and exactly crafted pop music, she’s made positive we’re positively ravenous for the complete course.
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