Released: 21st May 2021
With the news that she is joining Glass Animals on their autumn tour being swiftly followed by a very welcome endorsement from one Lil Nas X, ‘The Sky Is Bleeding’ marks what the first steps into what promises to be a biig periiod for Biig Piig. Fittingly for someone who has never seemed to stay in one place for long for much of her life, it is a breathless rush through a pop landscape, an EP that has no interest in confines, norms or restrictions.
Intimate throughout, everything here is delivered in a manner that almost forces you to lean in and listen more closely to. “This kind of pleasure is a secret,” whispers Jess on opener’ Remedy’ before’ Tarzan’, all seduction and mood delivered in hushed vocals reminiscent of William Eyelash, swings for the moon and connects squarely. Meanwhile, early single ‘Lavender’ drips with the kind of vibe that demands that setting of dark rooms and dim lights. That bass is gonna hit hard when it is played in the setting that it deserves.
On an EP that tries not to play the same card twice, there is only one element that runs through everything, and that is the inescapable sound of a real pop star being born. This feels like The Moment, the one where the potential takes flight. The name is spot on; there’s gonna be nothing small about Biig Piig after this.