Slow Pilot is a Belgian band with the voice and songs of Pieter Peirsman as center-piece. Debut-album “Gentle Intruder” was released in Belgium on the 23th of march 2018 (Starman Records). Their music can be described as a mix of singer-songwriter, indiepop and alternative rock. Influences are Divine Comedy, Fleet Foxes, Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, Deus, Chris Cornell, Paul McCartney and many others. “Gentle Intruder” has been recorded in the legendary ICP Studio’s (Brussels) by the young and talented producer Jasper Maekelberg (Warhaus, Faces on TV, Balthazar, Bazart,…) and was mixed by Jo Francken (Milow, Zap Mama, Admiral Freebee, Zita Swoon,... ). On a few songs The Belgian Session Orchestra (also live on stage with Hooverphonic) added a subtle blend of strings that reminds to Nick Drake somehow.
Slow Pilot takes flight again with the first single of their upcoming album. “What You Gonna Do” is a testament to their ability to seamlessly weave together past and present. The track is a captivating blend of upbeat energy, melancholy and undeniable catchiness that sounds both nostalgic and fresh. Infused with a retro '80s charm, while subtle electronics add a contemporary edge. “What You Gonna Do” delves into the complexities of a long-term relationship at a crossroads, teetering between love, hope, and despair. All of this is set against the musical backdrop of unapologetic optimism and the evocative and uplifting voice of Pieter Peirsman. The song was produced by Luuk Cox, known for his work with Stromae, Loic Nottet and many others. Slow Pilot will release their second album “Falling Off The Earth” in the summer of 2024.