Pixi Ink – Ripple [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Soulful, storytelling, soundscapes.

Tell us a few things about your new song. What is the main idea behind it?

‘Ripple’ is inspired by movements to promote gender equality in the music industry and the world in general in recent years and my own experiences with sexism and desire for a free, more equal world for all.

For which lyric you are most proud of?

“Sugar Daddy’s got a Pocket full of notions” is a pretty cheeky one 🙂 or “Boys will be boys all the way up to the courtroom”- my friend clapped when she first heard that line, haha!

Do you have an artist that you would describe as a hidden gem that we should know about?

Cholly an Electronic Producer and Singer-Songwriter from the UK is incredible or Krapka,KOMA they are a female duo from the Ukraine making Electronica and Downtempo music and they are incredible too.(sorry I couldn’t choose between them)

Why is sexism, and even outright misogyny, so pervasive in music industry?

It’s a strange game the music industry and lets face it, statistically run disproportionality by white males as is most of the world! Women have been historically objectified and placed as the sexy face/body on the album cover for as long as we have existed in the industry. Now with the models shifting and giving more power in a sense to independent artists, women have been able to take control over their own careers, image and truly express who they are and what they want to say as artists, rather than just “be sexy” but that’s not to say sexism is gone away. The industry is still full of bigoted gatekeepers, shady agendas and young girls with big dreams and no idea how to reach them. That’s where the imbalance lies, but the tides are changing and diversity is slowly improving. I have worked with more female artists and producers this year than ever before and that to me is super encouraging for the future!

What advice would you give to your younger self?

“Your dreams have no expiry date”

You’d give up making music for…

I’ve had to sofa surf my way through music college, living on noodles and 3 years on I’m still fairly poor and I’m still making music so it’s safe to say I won’t be giving up any time soon. It’s clearly an addiction haha!

Thank you!

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