Music fans are accustomed to the classic song structure: verses, a chorus, a bridge, and perhaps a fancy outro. But what if this formula were to change? That’s the theory of Victoria Beverley Walker, also known as PinkPantheress. The rising British star believes that short and sweet is the new way to go for pop music.

PinkPantheress in a still from Just For Me (Credits: YouTube/PP_ROCKSXX)

Pop music has long been dominated by lengthy ballads and radio-friendly anthems. Still, in a recent interview, the singer-songwriter explained her philosophy regarding the length of short songs.

PinkPantheress Makes the Case for Mini-Hits

PinkPantheress in a still from Capable of Love (Credits:: YouTube/PinkPantheress)
PinkPantheress in a still from Capable of Love (Credits:: YouTube/PinkPantheress)

Singer PinkPantheress is making waves with her short and sweet songs. For instance, songs like Just For Me (2:18 minutes, which is one of her first to go viral on TikTok and helped launch her career), Boy’s a Liar (2:10 minutes), Do You Miss Me? (2:06 minutes), and Pain (1:31 minutes) serve as great examples of the 23-year-old’s ability to pack a punch in a short amount of time.

Walker believes she doesn’t need long, complicated songs to get her message across. In fact, she thinks short songs are even more powerful! The English star stated in an interview with ABC News:

I was able to experiment and making short songs was just a result of me experimenting. A song doesn’t need to be longer than 2 minutes 30, in my opinion. We don’t need to repeat a verse, we don’t need to have a bridge, we don’t need it. We don’t need a long outro.

While super short songs are PinkPantheress’ signature style, her debut album Heaven Knows includes a bit of a surprise! The track Capable of Love clocks in at a whopping 3 minutes and 43 seconds, making it the longest song she’s released so far. That’s almost a whole minute longer than most of her hits! However, the rest of the album stays true to her mini-music format, with most songs staying between 2 and 3 minutes.

Fans’ Reaction on PinkPantheress’ Take on Music Length

PinkPantheress in a still from Where you are (Credits: YouTube/PinkPantheress)
PinkPantheress in a still from Where you are (Credits: YouTube/PinkPantheress)

This bite-sized approach of PinkPantheress is finding fans, but it might also divide music lovers. Check out some fan reactions:

After all, many adore lengthy ballads. Just take a look at Taylor Swift’s All Too Well, starring Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien. It clocks in at a whopping 10 minutes (that too for good reason). Fans love how it takes them on a journey through a messy breakup.

Up-and-coming artist PinkPantheress makes catchy, short tunes, a fun change of pace. But can these quick hits ever pack the same emotional punch as a deep dive like All Too Well?  That’s a question for fans to decide for a longer term.

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