Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Sarah Blasko, Dum Dum Girls, Shangri Las, Adalita


band members

Le Pie


Influences

Adalita, Feist, Shangri Las, Ronnettes


Website

lepie.bandcamp.com/

Bio

'A Room Of One's Own', the debut album of Le Pie, out 13 November 2020.

Indie pop songstress Le Pie sat in her Newtown bedroom in 2015, feeling overwhelmed by the responsibilities of being a wife, mother, business owner and an indie musician trying to hit her stride. Within these walls she penned the opening track for her debut album, ‘A Room Of One’s Own’.

Written over five years, Le Pie’s debut album chronicles the complications of a marriage in crisis and its eventual dissolution. It explores themes of love, heartbreak, betrayal, sexual identity, mental illness and ultimately a battle with the acceptance of oneself.

“I started writing this album not knowing it would become an album. It quite literally chronicles the five years of watching my marriage unravel, the heartbreak and grief associated with losing the person you love and the slow rebuilding of my life and myself afterwards.”

Taken from the same name as Virginia Woolf’s essay, Le Pie’s debut album is a homage to Woolf’s exploration of a woman’s need for a literal, physical space and finances, to pursue her creative work.

The album was brought to life when Le Pie was awarded a twelve month artist residency through the City of Sydney. During this time, she set up a room dedicated solely to creating this album.

Recorded at Harvest Studios and co-produced with Ben Moore, ‘A Room Of One’s Own’, has sonically extended itself beyond Le Pie’s previous work.

Soundscapes brimming with Le Pie’s quintessential backing vocals are layered with a myriad of instruments to create a lush and dreamy exploration of textured sonic landscapes.

‘A Room Of One’s Own’ is a raw and vulnerable collection of songs, exploring the complications of love, loss, grief and Le Pie’s fight to eventually climb out the other side to find self-acceptance.

The album's first single, Eye of the Storm, (released 24 July 2020) tells the personal story of Le Pie falling in love with a long-term female friend, soon after the dissolution of her marriage. 'Little Spoon', a human to hound love story about Le Pie's beloved dog Rocket, was released on September 4. With the powerful last single 'Circles' coming up on October 16.

'A Room Of One's Own' is out November 13, 2020.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

26 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

it's patient and soothing then gets a bit gritty and that second half is a tour de force.

it's patient and soothing then gets a bit gritty and that second half is a tour de force.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

20 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

the longing and pain is so generously delivered by le pie. getting all swept up in this emotion, it's a good one!

the longing and pain is so generously delivered by le pie. getting all swept up in this emotion, it's a good one!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

03 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

You know from Le Pie's tone that it's doomed from the start but the journey is still a compelling one, especially when it's realised so clearly on this track.

You know from Le Pie's tone that it's doomed from the start but the journey is still a compelling one, especially when it's realised so clearly on this track.