Grounded in the singer-songwriter tradition, Vancouver musician and producer Piper Cole steps boldly forward into sun-soaked, electronica-tinged landscapes. Hers is a spirited electro-folk expression that possesses the combined force of a classically trained soprano and a down-to-earth contemporary songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and electronic producer. The sweet vocals and creative production style from her upcoming release, a new single titled ‘Soul Eyes’, are at once bright and haunting, unique and nostalgic with a lyrical message to listen to the call of our true knowing.
A graduate of music production and sound design at Berklee School of Music, Piper’s layered sound reflects her breadth of knowledge and sparkling curiosity by pushing the boundaries of folk into her own unique and experimental blends. Staying true to the intention to create music that expresses all the corners of her psyche, Piper’s compositions are resonant, intriguing and self-revealing inviting her listeners to walk alongside through the thickets of this crazy human life.
Also a Vancouver Psychotherapist, Piper draws artistic inspiration from bearing witness to the many layers of human struggle, growth and recovery. The emotional heart of Piper Cole’s music is palpable; there is a sense of true connection and release in the musical intricacies and atmospheric lyricism. “Music brings such colour to life, cradling and nourishing our experiences. Singing and songwriting have helped me make sense of the world, and express emotions that I struggle to connect to,” she says.
Piper’s first commercial release in 2019, an EP titled ‘Wildish’, co-produced by Piper and Vancouver musician and engineer Daniel Klenner, is one that beautifully tethers the breadth and diversity of her musical experience. ‘Wildish’ takes listeners on a journey through history and heartache, the struggle to “climb the scars of time”—but ultimately it is a journey of transformation, of risk-taking, inner earthquakes, and the healing power of poetry and music. The first single ‘Bones' received regular rotation on CBC Music and the EP itself garnered industry praise:
“Wildish is a powerful collection of music transcending mere introspection and lyrically journaling. Cole brings to bear her masterful capacities as a composer, engineer and producer to work musical magic from a sonic point of view. When married with her darkly sweet vocal performances, often pervaded by scintillating emotion, other times more lilting and inquisitive, and lyrics that strike to the core of an artist successfully struggling to conquer her self-imposed fears of inadequacy and imperfection – listeners are blessed with a truly moving and enriching aural experience.” Jim Barber - Music Life Magazine
2021 will be an exciting year as Piper prepares to release a string of fully self-produced singles beginning with ‘Soul Eyes’ due for release in Fall 2021. Collaborating with Vancouver mixing engineer Elisa Pangsaeng, ’Soul Eyes’ speaks to the indestructible inside place that is revealed though a certain kind of seeing. The seeing that awakens through eyes of heartfelt connection.