Following the release of ‘that’s what friends are for’ and it’s accompanying interactive game(!!!), we had a chat with exciting artist and producer BIIANCO.
BIIANCO is an artist who is rapidly establishing herself as one of the most cutting edge and exciting emerging artists and producers around. Boasting a slow-burning, downtempo electronic sound that is etched full of personality, all-encompassing ideas and sounds, and an effortless cool, BIIANCO and her self-taught contemporary production are a truly unique, captivating force to be reckoned with.
Latest single ‘that’s what friends are for’ sees the artist continue to push the envelope and challenge convention. Not content with having a regular music video for the track, it also features an interactive survival game that can be found here, making for a more personal and varied experience that can veer off into different directions and tangents based on choices that you make. With such an exciting and fresh sound, an evident glut of innovative ideas and and the clear, expansive direction that the artist seems to be pushing into, we figured there would be no better time to have a chat with BIIANCO and find out some more about one of our favourite emerging talents.
Who TF is BIIANCO?
BIIANCO is an indie electronic artist and producer that you can dance and ugly cry to. I might also teach you a couple tips about production along the way.
How long have you been making music?
Simply put, I’ve never not made music.
Why do you make music?
Because it’s been the singular love of my life since birth.
What are your biggest influences?
Heartbreak, limerence, frustration, passion, good wine, food, and laughter.
Oh, and musically? Massive Attack, Kaytranada, Portishead, Italian opera, Son House, and Bach.
What would you say has been your best moment so far?
I haven’t lived it yet.
How would you describe your sound to somebody unfamiliar with it?
I supply the soundtrack to a late night drive or a sob dance session or a really deep and sensual first kiss in the rain. I blend electronic beats, samples, and sweeping pads into a feelings potion.
What’s your dream “I’ve made it” moment?
To be the first woman to win a Grammy for Producer of the Year.
We love your new single ‘that’s what friends are for’, could you tell us some more about it?
It was a love song to my best friends who were going through some really rough breakups at the time. It started as a nod to my ride or dies, and then veered off into a Radiohead meets Nine Inch Nails meets Air electronic track.
What was the thought behind making the video into an interactive game?
I wanted to see how many people are good friends (aka win the game). Ha! No, but in all seriousness, I was in love with the idea of presenting my fans and viewers with the opportunity to shape the outcome of the music video. And I wanted to challenge myself creatively to push boundaries in multimedia.
And finally, who is your biggest fan right now?
My dog. She’s such a big fan of my music that she sits in on all my sessions 🙂
‘that’s what friends are for’ is available now