London rising singer Phoenix Is Back With with a brand new single “Flowers” featured along with an official video
The 18-year-old singer hit play on an original instrumental called ‘Flowers’, stand up straight and launch into a series of velvety vocal runs before the drill beat drops. Three minutes and a relentless cascade of compliments later, she is crowned champion of the night’s talent contest. Little more than nine months on, Phoenix is now sharing that very song as her official debut single.
Speaking on the new single, Phoenix explains “The song pinpoints a moment and time in my life when I was coming to terms with the reality of relationships. That you can’t always trust what feels real. I’ve always been independent but I learnt to never put your independence onto another soul”.
She adds…”’Flowers’ was written as a cathartic release, hoping It would resonate with people in similar situations. I wanted it to be real and for people to feel my energy at that very moment. Pick a flower and it will die. That’s sometimes the reality”.
Currently studying Popular Music Performance and Production at Fulham’s prestigious BIMM Institute, she has just become the first female signing to new Sony imprint WEAREBLK, run by the same team of tastemakers that discovered Dave, Niko B and Young T and Bugsey. It’s quite a leap from her humble, working class roots, growing up in a sleepy market town in Devon.
At home she was exposed to a multitude of different musical styles, from the Motown and classical music much loved by her mother, and the reggae and jazz enjoyed by her father, to a mix of R&B, hip hop, garage and jungle via her four older siblings. By her early teens she was devouring the work of Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Donnie Hathaway and D’Angelo, and at 15 she began writing her own material as a way of processing painful emotions and experiences.
Offering a unique blend of neo soul, R&B and drill, the emotionally driven ‘Flowers’ is a glimpse of what this newcover is capable of. Get ready to watch the rest of the world discover her talents in real time