After establishing herself with a wealth of fresh and dynamic releases throughout last year, Berlin-based artist PENNY X is now looking to kick off her 2023 with the explosive new single 'back to your dad's'.
Bringing back more of that dark and haunted alt-pop direction she is known for, 'back to your dad's' makes for a brilliantly infectious listen. With her raw and passionate vocals layered across a blistering production from start to finish, she is definitely one to keep a firm eye on for the future.
So with the new single available now, we sat down with her to find out more about her background and what has inspired her most over the years.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
Guitar. Actually I always wanted to play violin but my parents didn’t want me to because they were afraid of how it would sound in the beginning. So I chose to play guitar instead - best decision ever!
What kind of music did you love when you were younger?
I listened to the radio a lot since no one in my family was really that interested in a special genre. Then throughout my teenage years I listened to a lot of Country music, inspired by Taylor Swift. And I think you can still hear that influence in my songwriting.
What was the first album you remember owning?
A bit random but I think it was by LaFee, a German teenage star and pop/rock singer.
What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?
There’s so many, it’s really hard to decide but I think Golf on TV by Lennon Stella and JP Saxe is such a special song. It’s so hard to write a love song that’s not cheesy and they just nailed it. Also the chords - amazing.
Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?
Not really, it’s different every time. But my first step is always to think about what I wanna say lyrically.
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
There’s many but recently I really love renforshort, JP Saxe and Ava Max for example. Also Noah Cyrus was my number one artist in 2022 referring to my Spotify wrapped.
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
Taylor Swift. She’s a legend to me.
What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?
Hearing about how a song I’ve written has helped somebody else get through something.
And what is the most frustrating part?
Editing TikToks haha.
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
Always remember why you started.
PENNY X's new single 'back to your dad's' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.