London-based dreampopper Philip Brooks is not afraid to play with his listeners' emotions. While his profound lyrics about mental health issues and romanticised love pull at the heartstrings, upbeat indie instrumentations create nostalgic sunset songs that have you end up in tear-filled joy dances. The 21-year-old sun-bleached blonde delicately combines gleaming 80's synths ala Bleachers and The Japanese House with modern elements of introspective indie for the likes of Turnover and The War On Drugs, showcasing incredible musicianship as the multi-instrumentalist infuses dreamful bedroom pop atmospheres with a larger-than-life full band sound. Close your eyes and dusky John Hughes closing titles will flash so vividly that you can almost feel the breeze in your hair.
Brand new single “I Don't Know If I Ever Wanna Go Back Home” prompts an escapist floor-the-pedal desire while Brooks' soaring vocals and hovering pads live out the painful sentiments of initial elation in a relationship turning into disillusioning claustrophobia.
The Stuttgart-Germany-native's previous singles “Spend Some Time Alone Inside My Head”, “Honey Let's Just Drive” and “Heatwave” have wrapped up almost one million streams across the streaming platforms and were added into over 3800 playlists, with the latter being included in Spotify's curated Mellow Morning Playlist. Already headlining venues in 2019 such as London's Victoria Dalston alongside tours with acts including Tiny Ruins and EUT, Philip is set to release his debut EP in November.
“fluffy sound that sounds like a summer breeze” - Tonspion
“dreamy mélange of spacey guitar lines and airy melodies” - Hidden Herd
“nostalgic and emotionally charged” - highlight magazine
“ear-pleasing production that will have you dancing from the get-go” - ourculture
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