biig piig Continues to Metamorphosize and Evolve in the Tantalizing 'Bubblegum'
The UK’s electrifying Biig Piig soars through clouds in Bubblegum, proving that it’s hard to peak when your potential is limitless.
From gracing covers to selling out shows, at only 25, Biig Piig is a name as hotly tipped as they come, gaining respect from both fans and peers alike. Many wondered what kind of product the Irish singer would construct after having so much life lived through the last year of her career’s boom, and the result is a deeply immersive mixtape that bleeds garage and bedroom pop into each other seamlessly.
Opening with “Only One,” which doesn’t let its wondrous, dance pop notes compromise her signature melancholic tone, you’re catapulted through Biig Piig’s inner galaxy. Each song is a portal, interweaving you through dimensions in just under 20 minutes. “Liquorice” is a sweet surrender to longing, while “In The Dark” is a forfeit of wanting, and there is not an ounce of Biig Piig’s multitude that’s diluted.
The project features the singles “This Is What They Meant” and “Kerosene,” which have already captivated and built immense anticipation, while the Deb Never-assisted “Picking Up” has been setting stages aflame since late 2022. “Ghosting” slows the ride down, centering Spanish vocals that nod to the years she spent growing up in Spain.
With the help of synthesizers and hypnotizing melodies, Bubblegum’s only fault is that none of its tracks exceed three minutes. You’re left craving more, and wondering if that was the strategy behind making it a mixtape rather than an album in the first place.
In whichever case, like a true Aquarius, Biig Piig’s power lies in her incomparability. As she continues to bloom, we’re safe in knowing her music will only be a further extension of her metamorphosis.
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