INFOBOXGenre(s): Indie/Alternative, Pop
From: Vienna, Austria
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Based in her native Vienna, so far Pippa has released two critically acclaimed albums: 2019’s “Superland” that she followed up with “Idiotenparadies” in the summer of 2020. The latter features “Egal” which went on to become both a hit on highly influential nationwide radio-station FM4 and a number 1 song on Radio Soundportal.
Pippa’s musical career was not a given, though, as teachers at school denied her talent, a judgement she took to heart so thoroughly she resisted the urge to play music for a decade. However, she relented her creative urge and started writing songs on a guitar. Pippa was smart enough to take her time to find a genuine musical voice, a voice that celebrates the imperfect and the beauty of simplicity.
An accomplished actress who starred in several well known German speaking TV shows Pippa is now fully concentrating on her musical career. “In music I am just 100% me whereas you always pretend to be someone else when acting. Music just feels so much more natural.” is how she puts it.
Her music is best described as a mixture of various genres: While the writing on her debut can be seen as classic songwriting on “Idotenparadies” she ventures into more experimental territory mixing Pop, Hip-Hop and electronic sounds. The result is an exciting and unique musical amalgam. Lyrically, Pippa sticks to telling stories of Vienna and her life in an incredibly open, frank and – partly – brutally honest way. “Meine Traurigkeit” (“My Sadness”) or “Dystopia”, respectively, are cases in point.
The Covid pandemic impeded her long planned tour but during a release show at Vienna’s prestigious Porgy & Bess club Pippa and her band more than made up for this mixing powerful theatrics, an energetic musical performance and her strong stage-presence to create an impressive concert experience. They hope to go out on the road as soon as things get back to normal again – whenever that may be.
During lockdown Pippa has kept working on new songs which she plans to release on a new album sometime in 2022 preceded by an EP of all new material in 2021.