Label: Chess Club Records
Released: 29th October 2021
After traversing a world of moods on ‘Free To Live In Colour’, indie-pop superstar Pixey is back with another sublime EP offering, this time honing in on the bright optimism of summer.
Pulsating beats and sharp riffs are squeezed through a retro filter that ingrains the 6-track’ Sunshine State’ with a timeless draw. After the glittering intro of ‘Life In Stereo’, the stunning title-track combines indie roots with pop energies and even a hip-hop vibe, truly melding the best of all worlds.
Vibrant elegance is carried across the entire record, truly capturing the mood of a world reopening and basking in some much-needed hope and healing. ‘Shine On’ throws some psychedelic influence into Pixey’s ever-dynamic environments, which ‘Take Me On’ absorbs into its own whirlpool of sonics. The delicate and gentle ‘Day Dreaming’ is a soothing sheet of disbelief that leads into the uplifting finale, which may well have listeners thinking, “maybe I’m in heaven?”
Honing in on peace and bliss on the second delightful offering in one hectic year, the scope of Pixey’s ambition never fails to dazzle – immense production and impeccable vocals certainly help. There’s just something indefinable about the vibe of this now-proven talent that consistently cements an irresistible appeal – a vital sign of an artist worthy of attention.