Hometown: Bath, England
Currently Lives: In London, with a gaggle of childhood pals.
Claim to Fame: PinkPantheress is a singer, songwriter and producer whose melancholic but upbeat monitor “Just for Me” has been featured in additional than 2.1 million TikTookay movies, turning into a type of soundtrack for Gen Z angst and longing. Sample lyric: “My diary’s full of your name on every page.” Her music stitches parts from drum and bass, in addition to storage. “A lot of my beats are literally from the early 2000s and late ’90s,” she stated. “I think a lot of people probably have heard them before without realizing.”
Big Break: PinkPantheress has been creating music since she was 14, when she joined a rock band. On Christmas Day final yr, she posted a snippet of her track “Just a Waste,” which samples Michael Jackson’s “Off the Wall,” to TikTookay. The following day, she stated, she was flooded with requests for the full-length model and the track has been featured in additional than 216,000 TikTookay movies. “My first TikTok was just to gauge if I should put out a song,” she stated. “This is a great way to assess if music is good enough to put out or not.’”
Latest Project: On Oct. 15, PinkPantheress launched “To Hell With It,” her debut mixtape of 10 songs, which Jon Caramanica, pop music critic for The New York Times, calls “warmly ecstatic and cheekily gloomy.” “I think a lot of my music doesn’t come from a place of pain or whatever,” she stated. “It doesn’t come from a place of me. A lot of it just comes because I really like storytelling.”
Next Thing: With most pandemic restrictions lifted in London, she plans to carry out at a number of reveals this month, together with the Cause. She additionally hopes to discover a wider array of music. “Music-wise, I do want to flesh it out a bit,” she stated. “I definitely want to do more genres, or try at least.”
Mum’s the Word: Despite, or perhaps due to, her giant social media following (a million on TikTookay), PinkPantheress has tried to maintain her authorized title secret, although some music fan websites say that they’ve recognized her. (*1*) she stated. “I really enjoy leaving things up to people’s imagination.”