Renton, WA

No stranger to festival stages, Puck is most known for their work as a keyboardist, touring with SZA, dhruv, and Maggie Rogers. Having already graced The Tonight Show, the Grammy’s, Coachella, and SNL with their expansive synths and gorgeous background vocals, Best Friend heralds Puck’s arrival as an artist ready to have their say. Concocted as a salve, the album’s hallucinogenic unfolding recounts the glory of first-love and descent into domestic violence. On Best Friend, the slippery camouflage of abuse, subsequent reckoning, and triumphant resolution to self, shape-shift from the piano. Puck’s Pacific Northwest roots tangle with her mother’s folk bootlegs and a jazz school education, all underpinned by lyrics conjured in the potency of grief. The record features the drum work of David Frazier Jr. (SZA, Moses Sumney), with bassist 13th Law (KeiyaA). Best Friend was co-produced, recorded, and mixed by Lily Wen, and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer, Mike Bozzi (Kendrick Lamar). Set to music that explodes into vast synth-scapes and contracts to the unflinching poetry of guitar and voice, Puck holds our paradigm accountable for her experience of first-love soured by harm. Best Friend is both a modern Bluebeard tale of domestic violence, and a reach for the memory of femininity before patriarchy - with dreams toward the future after it.
Thu 3/23 6:40pm: Puck at The Olympic