APRIL 23, 2021
Written By Emily Harris
PILLEA RELEASES HIS MELANCHOLIC SINGLE "THE WEIGHT"
Pillea is the newest project of Montreal-based artist and producer Micah Brown. His single “The Weight'' folds perfectly into the throng of indie rock- with a bit of added emo in the mix. The track itself was written and engineered by Brown himself. Having this hands on, DIY-approach to music seems to be an environment he thrives well in.
The three minute and twenty-five second track is a melancholy look into the failings of a relationship- seeking to find a way “back to the me that you’re used to.” Featuring a twenty-five second instrumental in the beginning of the song- the listener is instantly and easily placed within the mind space of the song.
Its repetitive nature allows for the lyrics, when they finally enter, to swell. Those lyrics, although vibrant and imagery-ridden, are deep and depressing- fitting the sonics of this track perfectly. With an eight-track album, Swell, on the way, I can only assume “The Weight'' will find a perfect home as the leading track of the LP. Although an underground artist, Brown’s approach to the industry can only allow him to get bigger.