RELEASES NEW SINGLE
PRODUCED BY TODDLA T
FOLLOWS SOLD-OUT SHOW AT THE
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE IN MAY
SPOTIFY AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
NEW RADAR ARTIST
Hot from her sold-out show at the Sydney Opera House last month, today West Melbourne artist PANIA shares her new single ‘BURNA FONE’ produced by Toddla T (Stormzy, Headie One, Craig David, Burna Boy, Celeste, Lady Leshurr, Skepta, Aitch) – out now via Say Less and Warner Music Australia.
Anchored by her signature style of clever lyrics and catchy hooks, ‘BURNA FONE’ serves as a sonic melting pot of PANIA’s love for the UK scene and her dynamic Melbourne influences. Toddla T’s genre-bending production, which cleverly incorporates the use of Polynesian drums, provides the ultimate sonic bed for PANIA to explore her vocal delivery.
Behind the new track PANIA reveals, “’BURNA FONE’ was written on my recent writing trip in London with UK legend Toddla T. I went into the studio knowing I wanted to make something different and fun, and to bridge the gap between Melbourne and the UK. ‘BURNA FONE’ was what we came out with.”3
‘BURNA FONE’ follows the release of PANIA’s recent single “All Mine” in May which marked a new chapter for the R&B frontrunner. PANIA set the pace for 2023 supporting Grammy-nominated artist Kehlani on multiple Australian tour dates in January, with the release of her double single P PACK coinciding with her performance at Melbourne’s iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Featuring power-playa anthem “P STANDS 4 PLAYA” and short and sweet “2sides (freestyle)”, P PACK caught the attention of Vogue, Spectrum, Acclaim, Take Flight, Fashion Journal, Women In Pop, Happy Mag and more, with Red Bull hailing her as an Australian artist to watch in 2023.
Over the weekend, Spotify Australia and New Zealand also unveiled PANIA as the next artist as part of their RADAR program. Check out PANIA’s RADAR Billboard in Melbourne here.
Before performing as part of Live Nation’s coveted Ones To Watch series in March, PANIA travelled to London to write new material – some of which is set to debut later this year. PANIA has also been confirmed as part of Sydney’s inaugural SXSW lineup, taking place this October.
Having received widespread acclaim for her debut 2022 EP burnt ur clothes & changed the addy, PANIA has well and truly cemented her place at the forefront of Australia’s swiftly growing R&B scene. Off the back of the release, PANIA performed sold out shows in Melbourne and Sydney, with the latter in such hot demand that hopeful punters were listening in from outside of the venue. 2022 also saw PANIA perform at Listen Out festival, land a billboard in New York City’s Times Square as a Spotify EQUAL AU Ambassador, and have her compelling debut single “ICYY” along with fan-favourite track “tiki” featured in Netflix’s hit series Heartbreak High.
An emerging player in the fashion scene, PANIA has also been turning heads and topping best dressed lists at her red-carpet appearances – including The ARIAs, NGV Gala and The Little Mermaid Premiere – for her innovative, future-focused style. PANIA was also selected as the face of Platypus’ 2022 holiday campaign, which saw her feature on storefronts across Australia and New Zealand alongside a filmed campaign. PANIA continues to be a part of the Converse Allstars.
PRAISE FOR PANIA
“Pania’s music serves as a time capsule for the passionate feelings that punctuate your 20s. Pania is blazing a trail.” – Vogue Australia
“With a start this strong, there’s no limit to how high Pania can take things.” – Red Bull
“The superstar story of PANIA is being told just as much as it’s being written, and to be witnessing it in its prime is beyond extraordinary.” – Acclaim
“R&B’s It-Girl” – Vice
“with her music star well and truly on the rise, Pania has found her voice – and style – as an artist.” – Fashion Journal
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