If you just so happen to be a fan Tom Misch, Carmody, Her Songs or Snoh Alegra, then you had better add PIE to your playlists. Her latest single ‘Solitude’ is a divine slice of lofi alt-jazz and indie-pop songwriting that’ll have you reaching for the replay button before the song has even finished. Born in São Paulo and now based in London, PIE brings subtle Latin and Bossa Nova influences to the well-trodden UK jazz scene.
As well as providing the perfect example of some warmed-up alt-jazz, ‘Solitude’ continues of the narrative set out in PIE‘s debut single ‘Apathy’, both of which explore the various stages of a break-up, which we all probably know that we as complex and nuanced as international politics.
“The opening line for the track “She had it coming to her but she is too independent” introduces my reflection upon the process of getting to know the true meaning of solitude, the most valuable gift a heartbreak can give you, the lonely path to yourself. The track contains excerpts of the real phone call that triggered the creation of the song, bringing the listeners close to my own experience in an attempt to tell a story that may have happened elsewhere, in a different time and place.”
With all that said, PIE is undoubtedly an artist to keep an eye and ear on.
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