Independent Spotlight is a continuing series on Stewart’s blog. The series revolves around independent artists and bands sending their music to Brett to review. No band is promised a positive review, and all music is reviewed honestly in an effort to better independent music.
In this evening’s edition of the Independent Spotlight, we shine our gaze on Piff Loonez, an independent artist hailing from New Jersey. He’s got a new EP set to drop at the end of February, ‘No Fear,’ which should include five to six brand new tracks. In the meantime, he’s released a new single entitled ‘Medication.’ Let’s dig into the tune and figure out what it’s all about, and whether or not you’ll want to pick up ‘No Fear’ when it drops next month.
Biographical information on Piff Loonez is somewhat scarce. He does have a Twitter and YouTube, but it’s difficult to learn much about him. He does, however, have a nice little following on each platform he occupies, showcasing there is most certainly an audience for the music he’s making. ‘Medication’ is a strong statement for Loonez’s talent. Also, it’s surprisingly deep.
I’ll be entirely honest: when I saw the album art below paired with a song entitled ‘Medication,’ I was expecting yet another jaunt through pot-induced pseudo-introspective musings. I get that kind of music on a weekly basis, and it has yet to impress me. In reality, however, Piff Loonez’s new tune is intelligently penned, wonderfully and subtly profound, and nicely produced. He’s matched elegantly by an original beat that is as simplistic as it is effective. I dig it when an artist sheds any pretension of an overcompensating production and keeps it real.
Piff Loonez covers a lot of ground on ‘Medication.’ Loonez’s self-medicating seems to be a desire to remove himself from reality. He acknowledges economic and social turmoil, and more so, he argues that nobody can feel what he is feeling. He even takes a shot over the bow at people who argue certain Americans are just there for a “handout.” He isn’t, and he’s working his ass off in a continual struggle toward an unachievable perfection.
Toward the end of the track, though, Loonez also contemplates that it doesn’t really matter if he’s ever perfect - he’s himself, and as long as he loves himself, the rest is irrelevant. Thus, ‘Medication’ is a surprisingly deep and well-penned track that exhibits Piff Loonez as a talent with remarkable potential. ‘No Fear’ is definitely worth keeping an eye out for, and you can spin the new track below.