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Pillow Fite – «Playing the Fool»

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Ephram St. Cloud
Ephram St. Cloud
Ephram St. Cloud writes about music for LGBTQ Music Chart!

Halifax based alt-folk duo Pillow Fite has released their first single «Playing the Fool». 

«Playing the Fool» is a homage to a promising queer romance and the complexity of modern dating, placing our narrator squarely in the middle of excited expectation and self-doubt. The chiming guitar lines echo the vocals subdued eagerness while warbling synth lines weave in and out of the choruses as the song builds to an anthemic close. The song was produced by Aaron Green with additional production and mixing by multi-award-winning John Mullane from In-Flight Safety.

«I practically begged them to let me work on their music. It checks so many boxes for me. It’s reminiscent of early Aimee Mann’s ‘Til Tuesday but not derivative. It also brings to mind boygenius, but confidently carves its own unique point of view. I cannot wait for folks to hear this first track». – John Mullane (Producer/Mixing Engineer)

Pillow Fite is an alt-folk band from Halifax, NS formed by Art Ross (they/them) and Aaron Green (he/him) over voice memos and text messages of song ideas during the Covid lockdown. Drawing influence from Phoebe Bridgers, Soccer Mommy and Snail Mail, Pillow Fite uses confessional, matter-of-fact lyrics over intricate arrangements and lush dynamics. The quirky duo’s vastly different musical approaches compliment each other to produce sweet yet biting songs about transitioning, queer love and mental health.

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