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pinkpirate shares new single ‘Can We Talk About The Past Instead?’

pinkpirate, aka 20-year-old Bognor Regis musician and producer Caitlin Brown (she/they), shares new single ‘Can We Talk About The Past Instead?’. The single is the latest look at their forthcoming EP i don’t want to grow up boring, co-produced alongside Bullion (Nilüfer Yanya, Orlando Weeks, Westerman, Joviale) and due for release on October 28 via [PIAS] Recordings. ‘Can We Talk About The Past Instead?’ follows previous singles ‘Daisy’ and ‘Do You Want It All?’, both of which arrived with videos shot around pinkpirate’s home county in coastal Sussex.

Where previous single ‘Daisy’ saw pinkpirate portray a positive queer narrative, focusing on the innocence and naivety in the early stages of queer relationships, ‘Can We Talk About The Past Instead?’ immortalises their anxieties around the passing of time; “I wrote ‘Can We Talk About The Past Instead’ about the fear I’ve always had about growing up. I wanted it to be the fun song on the EP, inspired by Charli XCX and other more ‘avant-pop’ artists. I’ve always wanted to talk about my anxiety surrounding growing up within a song and I think the lyrics capture the ideas around the pressure to grow up and not be boring or simple, but simultaneously about how once you get to a certain age, you don’t really seem to matter to society anymore (especially on social media). The song originated as a bit of a joke as one of my friends wanted to scream on a song I wrote, so I got her to send me audio of her screaming and then wrote the first verse around that…”

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