Pitou – in concert at ESNS Festival – broadcast live on January 19, 2022 – ESNS Festival –
Pitou in concert, recorded just yesterday during the ESNS Festival, which is actually a series of live performances from different studio locations and sadly, with no audience.
But even with those restrictions the sheer hypnotic beauty of Pitou’s voice and her band, weaving the warmest of all possible vibes to the streaming audience – some, like me, several thousand miles away was like a hug from a long-lost friend.
I first ran a concert appearance by Pitou back in 2017 at the Mozaique festival. Then, as now, her voice and the entire vibe of her band were spellbinding. She continues to be a breath of very fresh air.
Pitou came into the public eye in 2016 with her eponymous mini-album ‘Pitou’. In 2018 she released her second mini-album ‘I Fall Asleep So Fast’, after which she toured Europe & the UK with her band.
In 2019 she initiated the improvisation-project ‘Lost Lines’, a collaboration with Frank Wienk (Binkbeats) and Mischa Porte (drummer band Pitou), improvisations based on the unused lines of well-known Dutch and Belgian writers.
I just caught this recent review of her via Europavox Magazine that pretty much sums it up:
“Sometimes, the best music is created from the barest of elements. Not many are capable of such simplicity, but rising Dutch artist Pitou is; just a few haunting notes are enough to convince that she’s a star in waiting, possessor of a rare voice and extraordinary songcraft.”
Sit back and relax for this one – it’s the perfect de-stresser. Trust me.
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