Pi Jacobs is a singer-songwriter you've probably heard, even if you haven't heard of her! With over 60 Song placements in television, film, and advertisements, Pi's music has been heard on MTV, Oxygen, Nickelodeon, ABC Family, several independent films, and Ad's for MACY's and the SF Academy of Art. Her new single, Trying to be Loved, will air on the ABC Family network's popular show, Pretty Little Liars, on February 5th, 2013.
Pi’s forthcoming fifth album, UrbaniCana, was collaboration with renowned producer Eugene Toale, whose credits include Kanye West, Mya, Brandy, and Raekwon, and features the Beastie Boy’s Drummer Fredo Ortiz on every track. Eugene's Hip Hop sensibilities and Pi's Rootsy, Rock-Diva vocals, create a new sound that is both Urban and Americana, capturing the zeitgeist of homesick city dwellers, yearning for simpler times.
Pi's previous releases have been lauded by several respected journalists, with John Payne of the LA WEEKLY citing "She writes memorable tunes, and she sings them with a satisfying alto sweetness that’s free of “singerly” gimmickry" and FLAVORPILL LA stating: "Pi's powerful, low-slung, achey-breaky, wistful vocals charm in a strange, been-around-the-block, but still innocent kind of way”.
Look for Pi's UrbaniCana in Fall 2013.
Reviews and Raves:
“Refreshingly, there are no cheap tricks here. Pi has evolved to become a master of song who delivers 100% music that's rich with devotion. Trying To Be Loved is a beautiful and powerful song from this true artist.” ElJohn Nelson - ElJohn Nelson, Thievery Corporation (Jan 4, 2012)
"Pi Jacobs gets to the heart of the matter, sweetly and tenderly touching your soul." - Alfredo Ortiz - Fredo Ortiz - Beastie Boys / Funeral Party (Jan 4, 2012)
"In a way-overcrowded field of singer-songwriters who trendishly seek to evoke the depth and charms of their great forebears from the ’70s, Pi somehow carries it off, and she does it with the most deceptively simple tools: She writes memorable tunes, and she sings them with a satisfying alto sweetness that’s free of “singerly” gimmickery." - John Payne - LA Weekly - Rock Music Pick of the Week (Oct 14, 2009)
"The title of singer/songwriter Pi's new album gives a lot of insight into what you can expect from her music. According to Chinese astrology, women born in the Year of the Fire Horse" are said to consume everything in their path and wreak havoc wherever they go. They are considered dangerous, headstrong, and are seen as deadly to men." Well, then, so much for the usual alt-folk indie pop fare. The record is shot through with minor chords, slow-burning harmonics, and arching hooks, all supporting Pi's powerful, low-slung, achey-breaky, wistful vocals that charm in a strange, been-around-the-block, but still innocent kind of way." - Shana Nys Dambrot - FlavorPill LA (Oct 14, 2009)