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Biig Piig’s debut EP, Big Fan of the Sesh, Vol. 1.

Born in Ireland but made all across Europe, Biig Piig documents the cold closing chapters of adolescence on her debut EP Big Fan of the Sesh, Vol. 1. She takes her moniker from an experience with a ropey sounding pizza name on a takeaway menu and it fits her perfectly; taking on her free spirited, chaotic nature.

The EP opens on ‘Dinners Gettin’ Cold’ which is short but sweet. It does a good job of setting the mood for the whole EP. Perhaps ‘Pink Sorbet’ is the best song here, it’s a lower, slower jam and it appears to be where Smyth is most comfortable, sitting in a sultry talk-rap where she’s able to completely control the other elements.

By far ‘Perdida’ is the track that has taken most people, getting attention from the likes of Annie Mac, Jehnny Beth and Pitchfork. ‘Flirt’ is the perfect closer. It’s instrumental is clean and crisp creating the perfect canvas for Biig Piig’s lo-fi vocals to paint a picture over.

Biig Piig told Vogue: “I feel as if my music is quite conversational because I want to communicate to those who don’t feel like they can communicate to anyone else. I want to reach out to the people who feel like they don’t belong anywhere.” It’s an honest reflection and she’s right, she seems to reach an audience of people that would perhaps otherwise feel excluded in this kind of music that despite being genreless often has tropes of parties, talking about drugs and in general being too cool whereas Biig Piig creates a space for the outcasts and loners.

Give Big Fan of the Sesh, Vol. 1. a listen here.

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