“I mean, it’s so fucking weird,” she admits about the wide- spread media attention. “What’s strange about it is, you make tunes, and I obviously love to write, but having to analyse it for other people and try and understand it from a third person perspective is a bit strange.”
Perhaps that’s why Jess decided to write her debut EP ‘Big Fan of The Sesh Vol.1’ as a concept project about lonely teenager Fran who feels lost in London.
“It’s easier to talk about shit that you’ve been through if you put them through a character, and it’s easier for people to relate to it.”
Speaking on the upcoming release Jess continues, “It’s about this chick called Fran who’s dating this fella, but things go bad. It’s in a city that’s constantly moving so she can’t find any peace. It’s about being young. You grow up quite fast.
“When I was like 17 I moved to London. I finished in college and I met this guy and met some friends outside of college who were a lot older. I think some- times you can lose your way a bit, it’s very easy to here. I feel like there’s a constant thirst for a settled community in London, and if you haven’t got one when you get here it’s a lot tougher to feel settled when you don’t have places to go or people to talk to. So I left school to be with this guy, we lived together for eight or nine months I think, and it was just mad intense. His friends were proper rock ‘n’ rollers, so… It was just intense. You learn a lot.
“With the next EPs I want to focus on different parts of my life. I want three EPs for sure, three stories. I want those three stories to portray key parts of my life. The EPs will all fall into place.
“Every genre of music is somewhat confessional,
especially in hip hop. You’re allowed be completely and unapologetically honest, that’s what hip hop is built on. That’s why it resonates so much.”
Jess may have conjured up the moniker Biig Piig upon seeing the name on a pizza menu when on the search for post-session sustenance, but that’s certainly the most ad-hoc part of her artistry. Every other element of her creative output is deliberate and meaningful.
After an unsettled beginning, Jess has found her people. She’s in her place and she’s full of purpose.
Biig Piig’s debut Irish headline show takes place this Friday, October 19. Everyone in attendance will get a copy of District Issue 005. Click here for more.