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Pitou

Pitou Netherlands

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The music of Amsterdam-born singer and songwriter Pitou is characterized by her mesmerizing, multicolored voice, and her unique compositions. Enchanting tales, moving from delicate and intimate to grand and orchestral. As a child she sang in a professional classical children’s choir. In search of independence she started writing her own music. She released her first EP in 2016, receiving praise from many, including British newspaper ‘The Independent’: “Amsterdam-born artist Pitou has one of the most arresting voices to emerge from this year, drawing comparisons to the likes of Laura Marling and Julia Holter, crafting intelligent folk- pop that balances the darkness and light of human emotion.” In 2018 she released her second EP ‘I Fall Asleep So Fast’. Guy Garvey (Elbow) discussed this record on BBC 6 Music Radio: “It's not just an extraordinary vocal performance, it's the details in the lyrics. You can follow it like a conversation, despite it being very detailed. That doesn't usually happen. This has come from somewhere very instinctual. It's really stunning.” Pitou has played shows all over Europe (UK, Turkey, France, Italy, Belgium and more), in venues such as Paradiso (NL) and L’Olympia (FR) and festivals such as The Great Escape (UK) and Best Kept Secret (NL). She is currently working on her debut full-length record. The unique musical universe that Pitou has carved out for herself has become even more substantial - a translation of our modern world into intriguing, richly layered musical tales.

NL

De muziek van de Amsterdamse songwriter en zangeres Pitou wordt gekarakteriseerd door haar betoverende, veelkleurige stem en eigenzinnige composities. Sprookjesachtige vertellingen, die van klein en delicaat tot groots en orkestraal gaan. Als kind zong ze in een professioneel klassiek kinderkoor – op zoek naar onafhankelijkheid begon ze haar eigen muziek te schrijven. In 2016 bracht ze haar eerste EP uit. Deze EP ontving lovende kritieken van o.a. de Britse krant 'The Independent': “Amsterdam-born artist Pitou has one of the most arresting voices to emerge from this year, drawing comparisons to the likes of Laura Marling and Julia Holter, crafting intelligent folk- pop that balances the darkness and light of human emotion.” In 2018 volgde de tweede EP 'I Fall Asleep So Fast', waarop ook haar nieuwe band te horen was. Guy Garvey (Elbow) sprak hierover op Radio BBC6: “It's not just an extraordinary vocal performance, it's the details in the lyrics. You can follow it like a conversation, despite it being very detailed. That doesn't usually happen. This has come from somewhere very instinctual. It's really stunning.” Ze speelde hierna o.a. op Best Kept Secret en Into The Great Wide Open, en tourde door Nederland, Belgie, Italie, Turkije, Frankrijk, Duitsland en Engeland. Momenteel werkt ze aan haar debuut-album, gepland voor 2021. Meer nog dan haar eerste twee EP’s is haar nieuwe muziek genre-overstijgend. Een muzikale reis waarin Pitou de moderne wereld vertaalt naar intrigerende, gelaagde muzikale fabels.

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