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New York City Native Izzy Pingrey Tells Her Coming Of Age Story On Debut EP 'junior'

By Stevie Connor.

At just 17 years old, New York City native Izzy Pingrey is using music as a diary to document her coming-of-age journey in real time. She first picked up songwriting at 13 during the loneliness of pandemic lockdowns, using it as an emotional outlet. Now a high school senior preparing to release her debut EP 'junior', Izzy’s confessional lyrics and energetic sound provide a vulnerable lens into the revelations and relationships of adolescence.

The four tracks on junior were all written and produced with her father during Izzy’s junior year of high school. The songs encapsulate the emotional whiplash of firsts that come with the teenage years. “sick of it” is about learning to stand up for herself, "narcissus" reflects on leaving behind old relationships, while "flatline" explores falling in love for the first time. “perfume” and its accompanying music video celebrate the close bonds of friendship and going out with her girls. As EARMILK raved about "flatline", "With its irresistible hooks and Izzy's signature fervor, the track invites listeners into a world where vulnerability is celebrated and authenticity reigns supreme."

Though sonically diverse, each song on junior finds a home in the evocative whirlwind the EP explores. The collection pays homage to the quintessential experiences of young adulthood. junior provides a poetic musical diary of Izzy's life so far, offering a cathartic release of emotion that will resonate with listeners navigating the common stumbles of adolescence.

Izzy is beyond excited to share her debut EP junior and the music video for "perfume"!

Here's what she had to say about the project: "Each song on this project represents specific events or emotions that I felt for the first time during my junior year of high school. Being 16 and 17 is (and was) an extremely pivotal time for me- I learned how to stand up for myself (sick of it, narcissus) I fell in love (flatline) and went to my first party and became even closer with some wonderful people (perfume), all for the first time. It was also in this time that I truly began to write and record music that I wanted to put out, that I wanted to give people a chance to hear and to connect with. The songs on junior are all different, some upbeat and catchy, some sad, but they all represent my coming of age story"



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