A lot of this list is about music you may have missed at time of release, but here is one to catch at the start of her career. Biig Piig is Jess Smyth, a London based Irish singer and rapper who was born in Spain. The name was apparently inspired by a pizza menu. She says it’s ambiguity suits her. Nobody quite knows what to expect and that is the way she likes it. She can be a mess or cute depending on her mood.
Her work is nearly as diverse as her upbringing, with thick hip hop beats, western guitars, swing and anything else you care to throw in. She’s already released three very interesting EPs and is tipped to be big (Biig?) by all those in the know. However, it is her brand-new single Switch (March 2020) that has really got my attention. It’s going to be fun to see what she does next.