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Biig Piig – Only One

Recently longlisted for the BBC’s Sound of 2023 – which seems a bit late to the party, given she’s been putting out, often very well-received music for at least half a decade now – Biig Piig’s Bubblegum came out last week, and it’s great, although I’m not entirely sure why it’s a mixtape, rather than an EP. People cleverer than me will know, but like I said: it’s great, and Only One is a low-key vibe.

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Biig Piig – Oh No

This is taken from Biig Piig’s latest EP Oh No / Liahr and is inspired by the fact that Jess Smyth often felt like her room was where she found the most solace: the place she’d retreat to if things got a bit too much. “When I get paranoid or anxious or upset, hiding away felt like the easiest thing to do. Which is mad, because then quarantine happened and that literally was the safest place to be.” It’s definitely a lot more reflective and downbeat than a lot of her breezy hip-hop tracks, but no less engaging, with Smyth creating an atmosphere that moves from the claustrophobia of the verses to the expansive redemption of the chorus.

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