Pional (a.k.a Miguel Barros)—the multi-instrumentalist, empyrean vocalist, DJ, composer and producer—is set to release a new EP on Ninja Tune‘s Counter Records, entitled When Love Hurts. It will be his first release for the London-based label.

The EP marks something of a breakthrough for the young Spanish producer. It’s been a productive few years which have seen him release music via Young Turks, Hivern Discs and Permanent Vacation; play an integral part in frequent production collaborator John Talabot’s celebrated live show, with the performance featuring prominently in Resident Advisor’s ‘Top 20 Live Acts’; tour the US and Europe with musical like-minds The xx and even pen a song for the Divina Pastora marathon in Valencia, Spain.

When Love Hurts arrives as not only his most personal work to date, but arguably one of his finest. Inspired by love and loss, the four-tracker collection Pional finding the confidence to add pop melodies and his own vocals to his deep, compulsive electronics.


01. Casualty
02. Of My Mind
03. As Time Was Passing By
04. The Way That You Like feat. Empress Of

When Love Hurts is scheduled for September 30 release on 12” & digital download; you can pre-order the release here, with “Casualty” streamable in full below.