Biig Piig pushes a lot of our buttons. She’s named after a pizza (very us), called her most recent EP Big Fan of the Sesh (same) and makes hazy but direct love songs that we can’t get enough of. We could hit you with terms like ‘neo-soul’ and ‘sounds a bit like Erykah Badu’ but that’s doing a bit of a disservice to the kind of deconstructed hip-hop-jazz hybrid Jess Smyth has created.
Her slow-jams lollop along like they’ve had one too many edibles; time slightly out of kilter, beats about as low as your heart-rate. ‘Sesh’ is a break-up record of sorts, but there’s something powerful about how she owns the pain. “I just want to lay here,” she sings on the excellent ‘Perdida’. “Until my hurting’s done.”