2022 is bringing with it many things. From the prospect of new beginnings to hotly-anticipated movie releases and, according to the news, plenty more hype-worthy fashion collaboration. But, above all, the one thing we are most excited about is the revamp our Spotify playlists are going to receive as some of the UK’s fastest rising musical talents set out to treat to the world to a slice of their incomparable sound. With this in mind, we could not think of a better way to kick off the new year than by introducing you to the artists set to dominate the music industry in 2022. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy Wonderland’s Ones To Watch round-up.
When it comes to London’s R&B scene, one artist cementing themselves as one to watch is Pip Millett. Awarding herself critical acclaim thanks to the release of her stellar EP “Motion Sick”, the artist took 2021 by storm with her pristine vocal delivery and expressive lyrics, attributes adored by her rapidly growing following. Sitting down with Wonderland as she headed into the new year, Millett discussed what inspires her most, taking time for herself and her new phase of music. Head below to enjoy…
I AM Pip Millett.
BORN AND RAISED IN Manchester.
THE FIRST RECORD I FIRST FELL IN LOVE WAS Jack Johnson -“Banana Pancakes”.
NOW IT REMINDS ME OF school trips.
MY BIGGEST INFLUENCES ARE Lauryn Hill, Joni Mitchell, Bob Marley.
VISUALLY, I’M INSPIRED BY anything colourful.
MY MOST PERSONAL LYRIC IS none of your business, it’s about my most vulnerable moments.
RIGHT NOW I’M WRITING ABOUT what’s going on in my life currently.
I HOPE MY MUSIC MAKES PEOPLE safe.
MY SUPERPOWER IS being drunk after two drinks.
ONE PIECE OF ADVICE THAT’S STUCK WITH ME IS treat others as you wish to be treated.
THE BEST GIG I’VE EVER SEEN WAS Lauryn Hill.
THE BEST CROWD I’VE EVER PLAYED WAS Cross The Tracks.
THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT ME IS THAT I’m a pushover. I’m friendly but I have my limits.
MY BIGGEST LEARNING CURVE THIS YEAR WAS having patience for myself.
THIS YEAR I’M PROUD OF everything I have achieved musically and personally.
I’M EVOLVING INTO a new phase of music.
I WON’T COMPROMISE ON much.
THE FUTURE OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS uncertain.
AS AN INDUSTRY, WE NEED TO BRING more money to artists and create a more eco-friendly business.
BRING BACK variety.
GEN Z IS truly stunning.
AT MIDNIGHT ON NYE, I WAS WISHING FOR a year of joy, good music and nice people.
SONG I’VE HAD ON REPEAT IN 2021 Jazmine Sullivan – “Price Tags”.
SONG I’M BRINGING INTO 2022 Gaby Duran – “Babe Truth”.
BEING INCLUDED AS ONE OF WONDERLAND’S ONES TO WATCH MAKES ME FEEL incredibly grateful.
MY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION IS to make more time for my friends.
NEXT YEAR I WILL release more music and do more shows.
NEXT YEAR YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO Cehryl.
NEXT YEAR I HOPE WE CAN all make the planet healthier.