piri & Tommy Villiers have today dropped the quirky and unique video for the new single ‘updown’.
Directed by Ayla Spaans, the ‘updown’ video shines a light on just how far piri has come as an artist, performer, and pop star. Subverting the peep-show dynamic - from its playful styling to the male gaze itself - ‘updown’ is a blast of empowerment and self-expression from two of the most exciting faces in UK music.
After a dizzying rise - their first collaborative track was self-uploaded under two years ago - piri & Tommy Villiers dropped their debut body of work, froge.mp3, in October 2022. A vivid snapshot of youth culture, life post-pandemic and working things out in real-time, the joyous project was greeted with widespread critical acclaim and saw piri & Tommy Villiers roundly hailed Ones to Watch for 2023: they featured variously on the BBC Sound Poll, MTV Push, VEVO DSCVR, Radio 1’s Hottest Record Of The Year, and even landed their first charting single together with viral banger ‘on & on’. Somewhere along the way, they stopped for breath too. 2023 will see piri & Tommy Villiers continue to forge a new path in Pop. They are currently working on solo, collaborative and brand new Piri & Tommy Villiers music, with Tommy recently releasing a club track ‘Not Puzzled’, the pair collaborating with MJ Cole on ‘Feel It’, and piri continuing her work with fellow trailblazers Loud LDN: a collective of female and non-binary creatives pushing towards more inclusive dance music. ‘updown’ is a thrilling left-turn from two individuals whose journey thus far has been anything but predictable, but are always moving things forward.