Pip Millett – new colour portrait © Cal McIntyre (2022)
SHARES NEW SINGLE “RIDE WITH ME”
(OUT TODAY VIA DREAM LIFE/SONY MUSIC)
Today, Manchester singer-songwriter Pip Millett returns with her first taster of new music this year in the form of “Ride With Me” (out now via Dream Life/Sony Music).
Pip asserts herself with effortless grace on this latest single, cutting ties from relationships that no longer serve her. Sultry tones and her timeless vocals are paired with an intoxicating beat produced by Charlie Perry (Jorja Smith, Olivia Dean, Maverick Sabre) to create a soundscape that makes for a seriously addictive bop.
Pip says: “‘Ride With Me’ is about leaving behind bad friendships. People often find it difficult to apologise for their wrongs which makes it difficult to sustain friendships.”
“Ride With Me” is accompanied by a KC LOCKE (Pa Salieu, Mahalia, AJ Tracey) directed music video and premiered on The FADER last night. Stylised like a short film which, it’s set in a dark and familiar world, a touch of magic is added as Pip’s vintage car takes flight. She heads for the moon, leaving the stresses of society behind to cruise through the clouds, contemplate and stare at the stars.
Pip Millett’s dignity and rare poise continue to garner attention across the loudest of publications alongside major support across BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra and BBC 6Music – underlining the sense of an extremely special artist forging her own path. Developing a reputation for her ability to reflect on political and social issues in a deeply personal and evocative way, her single ‘Running’ (featuring Ghetts) tackled the realities of being black in an unequal white, western world.
Her effortless performance on COLORS Berlin with her debut ‘Make Me Cry’ has meanwhile racked up almost five million views and, with the likes of Jorja Smith calling her an artistic muse, her sold-out debut UK tour early this year saw Pip defining herself as a thrillingly potent and compelling artist, able to balance mainstream appeal on BBC Radio 1 with critical appreciation from the likes of Mary Anne Hobbs, Benji B and Gilles Peterson.
In just three short years, the 24 year-old Mancunian talent has developed into one of our most thoughtful homegrown voices and, with the release of her EP Motion Sick last year, one of the UK’s most exciting, hotly-tipped talents for 2022.