PinkPantheress has been called a “representative of a generation of young women who have swerved around the gatekeepers by simply figuring out how to do things for themselves” by the New York Times. And finally, to her fans‘ delight, the UK singer and producer’s debut album, Heaven knows, is now out via Warner Records UK/300 Entertainment.
As part of the celebration of for the new album, the music video for “Nice to meet you,” featuring Central Cee, has been released. The song is co-produced by PinkPantheress and Cash Cobain, with the music video directed by Charlotte Rutherford, who has also worked for Lil Nas X and Nicki Minaj. The video is choreographed by Seun Latukolan, who has also choreographed Jungle and Jungkook.
The video has ’00s-era feels with the protagonist writing a love letter “reminiscent of high school notebooks” before throwing the dove-shaped note skyward. The letter flies above London as PinkPantheress serves as the voice for the protagonist’s inner thoughts. The protagonist’s doodles come alive with Latukolan’s choreography as “noughties-inspired graphics” come across the screen.
Toward the end of the music video, the note finally finds its landing spot. As the description states, “We see Central Cee practising his effortlessly cool confession when the paper dove breaks down the fourth wall arriving in the hand of its intended target. We see the love interest turn into a paper dove in what we can assume is his response. In true PinkPantheress and Central Cee style the fourth wall is completely broken before its conclusion.”
PinkPantheress said of the song, “‘Nice to meet you” is the perfect blend of all things i love in music, im honoured to have Cash Cobain and Central Cee on one track for this bouncy pop moment and i hope you love it too.”
Check out the full music video below.
The listing for Heaven knows includes some surprises, such as the return of Ice Spice and other features including Kelala and Rema. The full listing is as follows: “Another life” (feat. Rema), “True romance,” “Mosquito,” “The aisle,” “Nice to meet you” (feat. Central Cee), “Bury me” (feat. Kelela), “Internet baby,” “Ophelia,” “Feel complete,” “Blue,” “Feelings (demo),” “Capable of love” and bonus track “Boy’s a liar Pt. 2″ (feat. Ice Spice).
PinkPantheress also has live dates lined up at the Camp Flog Gnaw in Los Angeles and as a support on Olivia Rodrigo’s Guts tour. Here’s the full listing of dates:
November 11 – Camp Flog Gnaw, Los Angeles @ Dodger Stadium
OLIVIA RODRIGO: GUTS
July 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
July 20 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
July 23 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
July 24 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
July 26 – Kansas City, MO @ T-Mobile Center
July 27 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Paycom Center
July 30 – Denver, CO @ Ball Arena
July 31 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Delta Center
August 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
August 3 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
August 6 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena
August 7 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena
August 9 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
August 10 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center