Pia Maria’s debut solo release is far removed from the uptempo banger Halo that she provided vocals for at Eurovision last month.
I Know U Know is a spooky and mysterious affair that has a moody graveyard movie scene sound terrifying its way out of the speakers from the opening moments. The entire track has a dark undertone throughout.
The verses of I Know U Know carry a repetitive and infectious melody that has a slow enough pace that allows the listener some time to try and figure out what secrets are being kept behind the lyrics.
A whispering and almost threatening vocal adds even more intrigue to the pre-chorus before more layered vocals slap any mystery away to be taken by the obvious prominence of lust.
The musical style of I Know U Know really suits Pia Maria and its genre is on a path that could be explored further and further with future releases.