Toronto’s Illyin Pipes stun on downtempo synth-pop EP ‘Waking Up’. The duo, comprised of Jill Harris and Thom Varey create layered tracks, rich with lush synths, bold vocal melodies and swirling beats. Their new five-track is a masterclass in textured soundscapes, emotive and poignant.
“When I was writing the songs I was struggling with a few things while maintaining an illusion of being balanced and positive. The dichotomy of stability and disorder is present in the songwriting overall, even if that wasn’t intentional at the time”. – Jill Harris
“Lose You” is the brain fog that follows a confusing breakup. vividly remembering pivotal, beautiful moments, while seemingly forgetting, or trying to forget, the reason it’s over.” – Illyin Pipes