PMPY is an emerging independent recording artist who made his solo debut in 2021 with the single “freedom2chill”. That track introduced a multi-talented and genre-bending electronic music producer from the Santa Cruz mountains. In his music, the eclectic composer brews a unique blend of organic and electronic elements.
Since his debut, the prolific producer has released ten singles, ranging in style from lo-fi to deep house, funk, and hip-hop. He has connected with fans worldwide on popular tracks like the smooth-jazz vibe “chris2fer”. His latest single is tailor made for lazy summer afternoons.
“Summer Smile” is the brand new single from PMPY, released worldwide via all major streaming services on July 15, 2023. Lush synths open the track. Soon the beat drops on a laid-back downtempo trip-hop groove. Psychedelic keys and guitars echo on the periphery as featured vocalist Larianna delivers a dreamy ode to the summer sun. She sings “free your mind” and “give me that summer smile” as a simple piano arpeggio meters out an infectious melody while floating in an ambient cloud.
Check out “Summer Smile” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Dive : Chill playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming services. We had the chance to chat with PMPY about his new music. Read his answers to our 8 questions below. Follow the links at the end of this article to connect with the artist.
8 Questions with PMPY
Where are you from?
Santa Cruz Mountains, California
How long have you been making music?
Who are the musicians involved in your project?
Larianna (her artist name) – vocals
PMPY (Patrick) production – writer
Who are your biggest musical influences?
Pink Floyd, Iration, Bob Moses
What is your greatest non-musical influence?
Nature and the beautiful sounds I hear throughout the day, from a new bird to cicadas at the start of summer.
What inspired you to create this project?
I wanted to create a summer song that is relaxing but uplifting, perfect for by the pool or at the beach
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
Explore different genres and find some sounds that are unique to me.
Is there anything else you would like to say?
I really loved the way Larianna was able to take my lyrics and beat and lay down some incredible vocals and harmonies. So excited to share this song to celebrate the summer!