Raised in Toronto, Pisceze is a Korean-Japanese artist who’s been setting her mark in the industry with her unique mix of R&B, soul, and K-pop influences. Get to know her better with VIPER Presents…
What five words define your sound?
Soulful, sexy, emotive, water, melodic.
Tell me something unique about your creative process.
I handle engineering, production and songwriting for all my records. My creative approach involves drawing from personal experiences – either my own or those of my friends – and translating them into my music.
Which song of yours would you like people to hear first?
What inspired you to make that song?
The concept of Yin and Yang, exploring the mirroring of individuals in light and darkness. If you’ve been seeing the number 222 often, in any setting, it’s a sign that the time has come for you to be more self-reflective and focused on the duality of life situations. The deeper meaning behind my connection to the number 8 is also significant. 2 x 2 x 2 equals 8, and my birthday is on March 5th, and when you add the digits of my birthdate (03 + 05), you get 8. This number represents karma, emphasising the idea that what goes around comes back around. The song ‘222’, is about addressing the situations where I have faced negativity from others, conveying a message that karma will eventually catch up to those who have wronged me. Everything about the release of ‘222’ is intentional and revolves around the number 8. The song itself is 2 minutes and 22 seconds long, and the drop date is on the 8th. This attention to detail adds another layer of depth to the project, showcasing my commitment to my art and the message I want to convey.
What’s the most vulnerable you’ve allowed yourself to be when writing/making music?
Writing about real life shit I go through. I have a big heart that sometimes translating that in words becomes difficult for me. So I put it in the music, it’s easier for me that way.
What’s the best/worst experience you’ve had on stage?
I think I’ve had my best experiences during show days. It’s just a different type of adrenaline, a distinct feeling that’s unlike anything else – a different atmosphere altogether. It’s an entirely different kind of engagement and excitement… Worst experience was when the sound engineer had my auto tune on the wrong key so everything was so off. Thankfully I just skipped to the next song but it was a heart pounding moment.
What is your favourite song to perform?
‘Dodging Bullets’ and ‘Red Handed’
Which artist/song/album made you want to make music?
Kurt Cobain and Bruno Mars.
What’s the meaning behind your name?
I’m a pisces. we’re known to be in tune with our emotions. We are very intuitive and empathetic. We are natural healers… when I started making music I saw how it helped others and that’s why I decided to name myself pisceze. I feel the most aligned and true when I’m making music.
If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing instead?
What’s success to you?
Being able to provide enough financial stability and support to retire my family comfortably and grant financial freedom to my team.
What moment in your life/career forced you to change direction?
2023… I truly found my independence and artistic freedom. I recently broke free from a label that stifled my creative control. But shout out to them because without them I wouldn’t be here….
Where can people keep in touch with you?
You can connect with me wherever you spot me. I always appreciate receiving messages and I genuinely enjoy it when people come up to talk. It means a lot to me to engage with others, so feel free to reach out or approach me whenever you see me.