Label: Elektra / Parlophone Records
Released: 15th October 2021
PinkPantheress only released her first song as recently as this January and she’s already established herself as one the UK’s brightest, buzziest new talents. A star in the making, she’s leading the charge for a new generation of artists creating amazing music on their own terms.
Her debut mixtape ‘to hell with it’ is a perfect introduction to the intoxicating Pink Pantheress aesthetic. First gaining prominence on TiKTok, her songs are perfectly-formed intimate earworms aligned to deceptively simple yet supremely satisfying electronic beats and UK garage sounds. It’s a dynamic mix between nostalgia and the very now, as best represented on her initial buzz-driving track ‘Pain’ which rides the backing track of Sweet Female Attitude’s classic ‘Flowers’ combined with a deft, effortless vocal until it all gets chopped and mashed up.
The vibe is old school meshing with new school in sweet harmony. It’s unpolished and kind of rudimentary, but that’s part of what makes it so exciting. The best part of this EP isn’t just about how it sounds. Nor is it simply down to the quality of the songs. It’s the promise of what’s to come: something really very special indeed.