Since her TikTok breakout, PinkPantheress has built a devoted fanbase by weaving together a sense of wistful nostalgia with a number of progressive sounds. For AP cover star PinkPantheress’ debut New York City performance, we joined you all to find out why the world is falling head over heels for her.

Read more: How PinkPantheress uses 2000s nostalgia to craft a sound both familiar and fresh

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George, 19

Why do you love PinkPantheress’ music?

Because it’s a new genre and type of music. She mixes the early 2000s and samples songs from that time, which give a new refreshing taste.

What’s your favorite track?

Nineteen" because it’s my age, and I relate to it a lot.

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Brianna, 24

Why do you love PinkPantheress’ music?

I love her use of samples from a variety of genres. She’s a genius.

What’s your favorite track?

I must apologise

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Gabriel, 21

Why do you love PinkPantheress’ music?

She always gives a bedroom-pop, soft Y2K aesthetic. It feels so comforting. Melodic beauty.

What’s your favorite track?

Nineteen

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Skyler, 21

Why do you love PinkPantheress’ music?

It’s a really chill vibe, plus the people in the fanbase.

What’s your favorite track?

Just for me

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Briana, 20

Why do you love PinkPantheress’ music?

It’s so catchy and makes me feel like I’m in a movie.

What’s your favorite track?

All my friends know

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Kaiden, 19

Why do you love PinkPantheress’ music?

Originality has been lacking in the industry recently, and I think all of her music is so original and a breath of fresh air.

What’s your favorite track?

Noticed I cried

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Sam, 21

Why do you love PinkPantheress’ music?

While wearing her influences on her sleeve, she is anything but derivative. Her music has an easygoing, wistful quality unmatched in music right now.

What’s your favorite track?

Noticed I cried

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Arianna, 19

Why do you love PinkPantheress’ music?

The energy her music gives me is unbelievable. Seeing a Black girl in different music scenes means everything to me.

What’s your favorite track?

There are too many to choose from, but "Break It Off.”

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Eli, 21

Why do you love PinkPantheress’ music?

I relate to the lyrics. She makes me feel seen.

What’s your favorite track?

Just for me

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Willito, 20

Why do you love PinkPantheress’ music?

I love the dichotomy of her sad lyrics and her upbeat songs. It really portrays life at its finest.

What’s your favorite track?

Last valentines

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Jessica, 20

Why do you love PinkPantheress’ music?

It’s very vibey and nostalgic. I love her sampling.

What’s your favorite track?

Attracted To You

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Kylie, 19 and Cynthia, 20

Why do you love PinkPantheress’ music?

Kylie: All the messages in her music resonate with me. She’s relatable.

Cynthia: Her music is very calming and nostalgic.

What’s your favorite track?

Kylie:Reason

Cynthia:Just for me