PIPIN Turns Burnout Into ‘Tunnel Vision’

Photo credit: Rebecca Schoch

Pipin, a project from Brisbane singer/songwriter Bec Hoole is an encapsulation of all things dreamy pop with her songs holding flavours of disco that bring on 90’s nostalgia. Establishing herself as one to watch with a slew of singles last year, she’s firmly planting her feet in 2021 with a new single and an EP in the works. Tunnel Vision (out now) is a sonic representation of Pipin’s internal dreamscape. The song, premiered by AU Review, explores the experience you have when you get sucked into something so deeply that you lose yourself.

“Tunnel Vision began after a particularly stressful week of work. I’d completely neglected my own wellbeing and fallen into a heap on a Friday afternoon. Sitting down at my keyboard, this song just poured out of me; my response to the all-too-familiar feeling of burning the candle at both ends… This song is all about losing yourself to work, to another person, to obligations, to commitments and only realising a little too late that you’ve pushed your boundaries a bit too far again.” – Pipin

Bec Hoole feels like the song represents a new stage in her songwriting and the recording and video is a step forward for the Pipin project which she forged with her partner, multi-instrumentalist and producer Hugh Middleton (Mid Ayr). The new song was recorded and mixed at Hugh’s self-made studio Out With The In in West End with Alex L’Estrange on Mastering duties. Together they compose glittering soundscapes that express Pipin’s inner dialogue and cathartically deal with the confusion, emotion and joy that come with being a person. Enlisting the assistance of friend and fellow musician Zac Moynihan on drums and Andy Reed on bass and synth, Pipin is set for an exciting and energetic live show that is sure to tug at the heart strings and also make you bop.

Named partly after a ‘very awesome’ puppy and partly a children’s storybook, Pipin is an exploration of the creative spirit and a form of self-preservation. Pipin has established herself through the release of three singles Crowded, Growing Pains and Can’t Be Friends which have received national and local radio play respectively and earned her over 4000 monthly Spotify listeners. 2021 holds big plans for Pipin with the release of her debut EP, as well as captivating live performances scheduled in her hometown of Brisbane. You can now watch the video which “features Pipin in many outfits, many looks and is gloriously quirky.”



Thanks to Footstomp Music

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