London singer Biig Piig shares with us her track tilted “Vice City.”
Big Piig is a once-seen-not-forgotten singer and rapper who draws on a unique and diverse upbringing. As a child she experienced a changing landscape of cultures, having been born in Spain and then moved to Ireland (before settling above the London pub her parents still own and run). And now, at just 19 years old, Biig Piig is unknowingly assimilating the kind of life experiences (which also include working as a poker dealer and a tequila bar waitress) that lend her music that blend of maturity, and youthful naivety.
Produced by YSK Jamie, Biig Piig describes ‘Vice City as having been “written at a time where I was working hard at the casino and was super tired, as a note to myself reminding me that I can do whatever I want to do but it takes time and energy (so if I’m willing to keep dedicated and pushing myself, I will get somewhere). And once I do get some place, I want to look around and see those who really know me standing prouder too, cause they grew me to who I am and who I am becoming, and in the end they’re all that really matters.”
‘Vice City’ follows Biig Piig’s widely-acclaimed debut release, ’24k’, an infectious slow-jam exploring the simplicity of what it’s like to be in love, and the excitement found in the mundane things a new couple do together. With its assured yet shoestring video – in which each colour represents a different part of a relationship – the ’24k’ film (the first of a bigger narrative piece to come) was made in collaboration with the Nine8 Collective, a London-based crew of 27 creatives including Biig Piig who collaborate and support each other through the arts. The striking pseudonym of Biig Piig itself arrived after drunkenly reading the name off a pizza menu and relating to its unexpected charm (“the more I called myself it, the more it made sense. I’m just a mess really. Still cute tho.”).