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Phoebe ΔXΔ ‘Hurts A Little Less’ Track Review

Phoebe ΔXΔ releases video for new single 'Hurts A Little Less'

Phoebe ΔXΔ’s musical career started in an almost fairytale fashion: an impromptu open mic set at Latitude music festival back in 2017 leading to an invitation to perform the BBC Introducing set the very next day, Phoebe ΔXΔ was propelled into her music career and signed to AWAL Recordings. Far from being a one hit wonder, Phoebe has since released three excellent bedroom pop tracks which firmly place her as one to watch in the upcoming year. 

Hailing from East London, Phoebe first began her ventures into music via garageband in her family’s kitchen. Later upgrading to an actual garage but arming herself with better equipment, Phoebe surrounds herself with music, building on her brand of self-taught and self-produced alt bedroom pop. The 19-year-old singer-songwriter’s third release ‘Hurts a Little Less’ is a soft pop track with bittersweet undercurrents. 

In the recently released music video, Phoebe sings to the camera in golden lit scenes on London’s Millennium bridge overlooking the Tate Modern. Juxtaposed with shots from a field overlooking a view of the city featuring two very synchronized male dancers in matching outfits. A simple but effective music video which complements the softness of this piano-led electro pop track. 

Phoebe’s clean cut vocals swim over gentle electropop musings as she sings about finding support and solace in others “I feel changeable / Like summer highs on winter nights / Would you catch me when I fall”. The instrumentals fall away to the bare piano riff in the penultimate chorus, leaving a melancholic and raw edge to the track. The final lightly euphoric chorus acts like a balm to this vulnerability, as the instrumentals flood back in the listeners are left with a sense of almost cheerful and confident finality. 

Phoebe AXA is set to (hopefully) play a socially distanced set at Omeara on the 31st March 2021, and if that initial festival performance which set Phoebe on her current trajectory is anything to go by, we are in for a treat.

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