9 January, 2017Print
Peppina Announces Debut Album 'Fire' Out April 28th 2017 via Honey Rose RecordsShow at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory Confirmed for Thursday, February 9th
(New York, NY): On her upcoming debut album 'Fire,' 21-year-old Finnish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Peppina seamlessly moves from light to darkness, and from levity to reflection with the ease of a veteran performer. Produced by Charles Newman (The Magnetic Fields) and brimming with complex arrangements, folk-pop spunk, and Peppina's wise-beyond-her-years lyrics, 'Fire' is a moving statement from this young talent.
'Fire' will be available on April 28th 2017 via Honey Rose Records.
"Moments" is an effortlessly catchy pop anthem where shining piano and horn arrangements support Peppina's lyrics about the strength drawn from the positive relationships in our lives. "Young Hearts," an upbeat collaboration with former tour mate Kris Gruen, recalls Of Monsters and Men's finely crafted indie-pop duets. She and Gruen co-wrote and performed the song at last year's Sundance Film Festival. "Against The Grain" is inspired by a documentary about boundary-breaking female comic book writers. A visual artist herself, Peppina counts comics, manga, and realist life drawing among her chosen forms. In the emotional title track, "Fire," Peppina opens up about her struggle with anxiety and depression as she sings "The pain is loud, but the fight is louder" with characteristic optimism.
Hailing from Helsinki, Finland, Peppina was trained as a classical flutist before picking up piano, guitar, and ukulele. She developed a talent for songwriting with influences ranging from Regina Spektor and Feist to Stevie Wonder and David Bowie. While still in high school, Peppina discovered hitRECord, a collaborative forum for artists, and uploaded her music to the site. Her songs quickly gained popularity and the attention of hitRECord's founder, Joseph Gordon-Levitt., who then invited Peppina to perform in Los Angeles as part of the hitRECord television special. Soon after Peppina released her EP 'Follow Your Gravity,' which PopDose called "lush," "embracing," and "memorable."
Peppina has performed at Sundance Film Festival for the past three years and was dubbed the "Queen of Sundance." She will be returning to the festival to showcase new music performing at HoneyRose Records and Rooftop Films premiere of 'Menashe.'
Pancakes and Whiskey describes Peppina's live show as "bounding with playfulness, whimsy and wanderlust," and PopDust dubbed her an "eclectic siren" who "reconstructs the modern perspective with a penchant for realism and authenticity."
She will be playing Brooklyn's Knitting Factory on Thursday, February 9th with additional tour dates to follow.
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HoneyRose Records is an indie record label originating in Park City Utah after watching a great up-and-coming artist perform at Sundance Film Festival. The team is made up of not only innovators who have been in the industry for 30 plus years, but also with young and fresh individuals with a love for music.