Though her releases to date can be counted on a couple of hands, Pip has shown that she’s not here to make up the numbers. Take the delicate and melodic “Make Me Cry,” for example, or “Talk About It,” a raw moment of yearning set to a deceptively upbeat rhythm. “My first song, the one that’s done the best, is about being depressed,” she says of ‘Make Me Cry.’ “It’s a break-up song but I’m breaking up with depression.”
Feelings of solitude also creep into “Drunk & Alone”, a tender late-night jam written about the trials of a long-distance relationship. “It can feel sad and lonely,” she says of missing someone hundreds of miles away. “Part of that’s in my head but that anxiety is part of a relationship sometimes. I’d go on a night out and come home alone and hate it. I’ve never felt more lonely.” In terms of musical influences, Pip looks to the past for inspiration. She cites Bob Marley and Joni Mitchell as teachers in the art of storytelling and says she “Can’t remember” a time Lauryn Hill’s music wasn’t in her life. All of these artists were regular fixtures in the car on long rides with her mum back in the day. “I’d always go on car journeys just to listen to some music,” she laughs. Having moved on from her quiet life and become the artist she always was, Pip is determined to keep making music she insists will always be “chilled but emotional.” Whatever comes next, a generation caught in its feelings might just have a new soundtrack.