Even if they packed it in late 2021, PinkPantheress would have been safe in the knowledge that they’d remade quite a swath of the pop underground in their own image. and, and to hell, the 21-year-old Londoner fueled TikTok’s drum and bass resurgence, spawning a slew of imitators and reintroducing British dance music influences into the US charts. Her sweet Lily Allen-at-the-rave vocals were unavoidable throughout last summer’s festival season. From Four Tet to her Floating Points, everyone dropped her PinkPantheress edit on the set.
All of these rumors mean that Pink Panteles, more than most viral stars, faces a perilous path to longevity and legitimacy.hit song and to hell It followed a powerful yet easily replicable formula that other artists had already beaten. Two-step beats, gentle harp plucks, familiar interpolations (in this case, Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me”), and heartfelt lyricism. Meanwhile, The Pink Pantherless’ two of her 2022 independent singles — Willow’s duet “Where you are” in April, and her Sam Gellaitry collaboration “Picture in my mind” in August — felt a little too similar. and to hell And each a little too anonymous to make the dent bigger. Having become so many sensations overnight before her, Year Two proved to be the year her PinkPantheress mettle was put to the test.
But if things feel a little touch-and-go, take me home— The Zippy 3 Tracker, released in the last few weeks of 2022 — has confidently set the record straight. Even if it doesn’t completely innovate PinkPantheress’ first formula, it finds a new angle on the artist himself. and to hell Addressed boilerplate heartbreak. take me home It personalizes PinkPantheress’ music a bit, adding shading and texture to what we know about the still largely unknown producer.
Much of that work is done on the EP’s title track. She’s been known as her Zoomer pop voice, but “Take me home” is the first time Pink Pantheress has brought generational angst to the fore in music itself. With a brisk double-time beat, she sings about her discomfort of growing old without feeling like an adult. She learns how to pay the bills, tries to avoid social failures, and prepares to “stay young to the end.” It’s a clever analysis of Gen Z’s outlook. Locked out of long-term financial stability, staring at climate change and needing to participate in a broken world: The most vulnerable song Pink Pantheress has ever heard, but musically her weakest Also one of hers in the truck. In general, her 2010s dance her pop her beat has little of the lively warmth of her earlier music, and her boring 40-second trap her outro.Revealing why so many songs are on and to hell Came within 2 minutes. Even though it shows artistic growth, it lands without the grace of past hits.