The London pop scene’s latest rising star Alice Pisano released ‘Part-Time Girlfriend’ at the end of June and it’s a great slice of frustration-inspired music. Although just 2 minutes 37 seconds long, don’t be fooled – as Pisano welcomes you into her shimmering world of relatable, emotive songs that look to connect.
Pisano’s purity of voice is instantly distinguishable in this song’s opening as immediately, even as an enjoyer of more indie tracks – the song shows hallmarks of being a guilty pleasure. Alice’s delivery and infectious melody both come as part of a dangerous partnership as they scratch that ever so pop-y itch. That said, although glossy in places – there’s also a subtle rocky presence in crunchy guitars and firm lyricism; creating an intriguing juxtaposition between method and meaning.
Speaking on the track Alice says: “I wrote ‘Part-Time Girlfriend’ after dating a guy who didn’t want to commit… It’s a kiss-off to someone who made you believe they wanted to be in a relationship with you but backed out when things got too serious. It was so liberating writing it!”
The track follows the release of Pisano’s ‘Shattered but Still Cool EP’ in February this year and was in part written and produced by Dustin Dooley at Strongroom Studios in London.
Pisano has accumulated a respectable Spotify following with nearly 20,000 monthly listeners. Her biggest hit ‘Celebrate Life’ sits at 4.3 million plays. The singles from her latest EP made their way to Spotify’s Global Fresh Finds playlist, 6 New Music Fridays, New Pop UK, as well as many more editorial playlists.
Alongside that, Alice has found acclaim from online critics in Clash, Earmilk, Wonderland, METAL and Atwood Magazine. The 2022 single ‘Boys Like You’ was played regularly on BBC Radio Wales and ‘Ink’ entered iTunes’ Pop Charts. This year’s EP has marked an interesting point in Pisano’s career and with BBC Radio 1’s Maia Beth labelling her a “true pop princess”, Pisano continues to move from strength to strength with this latest song.