Hailing from West Melbourne, R&B icon in the making PANIA has released her fiercely self-assured, yet delicately vulnerable debut EP, burnt ur clothes & changed the addy.
Joining creative forces with frequent collaborator and producer Hamley, PANIA’s debut EP tackles the relatable - albeit often complex - ups and downs of young adulthood; from love, growth, and belonging, through to heartbreak, envy, and revenge.
While loaded with addictive hooks and the confidence of a swiftly rising talent, burnt ur clothes & changed the addy is, at its core, self-aware, vulnerable, and fundamentally human.
Pania explains the release as “the journey of everything we feel when it comes to luv – excitement, loss, heartbreak, starting over. It’s raw and it plays with feelings of vulnerability, but it’s still hard-hitting.”
The seven-track release is the culmination of what has been a fruitful couple of years for PANIA. In 2020, PANIA made an undeniably compelling entrance with debut single ICYY – a magnetic slow-burner that attracted instant attention from tastemakers like Purple Sneakers, Acclaim, and AUD$. Soon after, PANIA led an Adidas Originals campaign focusing on West Melbourne's buzzing creative community, also following up her debut with single proof.
PANIA started 2022 off with a bang, releasing her first single from the EP, tiki. The infectious drop was praised by VICE as “a tantalising mix of culture, sound and aesthetic”, and cemented her place as a true frontrunner in Australia’s burgeoning R&B scene.
tiki paved the way for a collaboration with emerging Brisbane-based rapper Unamii, with LETHIM4ALL arriving alongside an entertaining, revenge-heavy music video.
PANIA’s most recent effort My Crew celebrated, as the name suggests, her crew, with the music video featuring several of her close friends.
The last few months have seen PANIA perform at Listen Out festival, be selected as part of the coveted Converse All Stars program, and have her tracks ICYY and tiki featured in the Netflix series Heartbreak High.