Originally from Kingston, ON, and now based in Antigonish, NS, the young indie-folk artist Piner has unveiled her single, “Apart Of It.” The song tells a story about Piner’s community members’ struggles in the various towns and cities she’s lived in.
Piner is currently working on her third album, A Netherworld, which is a collaboration with up-and-coming East Coast musicians and follows her previous releases, The Breaking Point and Root Bound.
Beginning with a powerful, energetic beat, “Apart Of It” serves as a fantastic introduction to Piner.
Although the beat itself is enough to catch your attention, Piner’s vocals throughout the track evoke genuine passion and empathy as she sings of the many hardships her neighbours face.
The lyrics “Cathy lives on my street in the cheapest house in town, She tired of these dead days, the cheap wage, she’s crashing away, But with these empty community halls, how do you stand tall?” struck a chord with me. And as Piner continues, “Well I keep forgetting all that I’ve been givin’ Then I grow to realize all that I’ve been missin’ Are these hollow pieces what we call livin’?” it made me sit back and consider how well I have it, and how many others are struggling to stay afloat.
I love a song that tells a story and has a deep meaning, and “Apart Of It” has both. I urge you to listen to this track; really listen.
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