We last caught up with them as they dropped their song ‘Follower’ in March, a powerful tune that allowed us to explore the unease of holding back emotions that we are not brave enough to face head on. Now Phoeno is surprising us again with a phenomenal new single titled ‘Kelly Brook’ and we are ready for another rollercoaster of emotions.
If you’re among those who still haven’t heard of this amazing dynamic duo, allow us to introduce you to Adam Matthews and Liam Corbett, two musicians from Dublin who, back in 2019, decided to form a self-produced Pop/Indie/Electronic band.
Using their own words, they write “songs out of our own necessity, there is an urgency in the expression.” Their struggles, joys and questioning of the world are turned into creative tunes and anthemic declarations.
Their latest one is called ‘Kelly Brook’ and it’s a powerful song about what it is like to be fixated on an idea of perfection, “a longing and desire that takes hold on us but rarely materialises”.
Queers artists we love. Adam Matthews and Liam Corbett are @phoenomusic. They recently released their new single Follower, i's a stunning track, go and give them a listen, link in the bio! pic.twitter.com/tJXlhWfnj9
— Mother Club (@MotherDublin) April 29, 2022
Phoeno describe their new single with these words: “Told from the perspective of a man’s bewildered reality, it is a sombre reflection of his hope for an unattainable soul-mate. Unaware, he continues to reside in a life unlived, holding out for love.”
‘Kelly Brook’ will be available on all streaming platforms from May 27, but in the meantime, we can enjoy the stunning music video shot by Luca Truffarelli. In the clip, Irish queer performer Philip Connaughton powerfully interprets the struggle that the sombre lyrics convey.
You can listen to ‘Kelly Brook’ here.
Are you already in love and want to see them live? You’ll be pleased to know that they are headlining Whelan’s Upstairs on Thursday June 9 and you can find tickets to their gig (plus the Indie and Alternative Dance Party that comes after) here.
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