30 Seconds interview: Py

PY-web-imageLondon-based neo-soul artist Py’s phone must have a speed dial function for some of electronica’s most exciting new producers if the music she has released so far is anything to go by.

Her Tripping On Wisdom mixtape from last year saw contributions from the likes of Throwing Snow, George Fitzgerald and Raffertie while she’s also collaborated with Lapalux on his song Moments.

Her latest single, Polyethers, has also been turned into a club heater courtesy of the Berlin-based producer Jimmy Edgar. It takes the neon synths and fluttering rhythms of the original out for a night on the town turning it into something tougher and very danceable.

Despite the influence of these producers, Py’s own vocal talents shine through on all of her work to date. Her soulful tonsils are reminiscent of some of trip hop’s finest vocalists while still managing to sound fresh, delicate and very pop all at the same time.

M spends 30 Seconds with her ahead of her live set at this weekend’s Farr Festival to find out why horticulture could be an alternative career if she ever chooses to hang up her mike…

I first started writing music because…
It felt good.

I have been making music since…
I was very young.

My music is…
Bittersweet, full of harmony, soulful.

My favourite venue is…
Wilton’s Music Hall.

Music is important because…
It takes me in and out of memories, feelings and situations and transports me to a completely new world.

My biggest inspiration is…
A hybrid of Bille Holiday, Lauryn Hill, Beth Gibbons and Alison Goldfrapp.

My dream collaboration would be…
Dev Hynes, T.I.P and me.

To try me out, listen to my song…
Polyethers.

If I wasn’t making music I’d be…
A gardener.

In 10 years time I want to be…
Hopefully arriving at Glastonbury by helicopter for my headlining show!

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