Having recently released their brand new single ‘Fahrenheit’, drawing comparisons to James Blake and Jamie Woon to name a few, today Kitt Philippa releases a stunning live version of the track filmed in Belfast. Watch it below.
Commenting on the live version Kitt Philippa says, “The studio-recorded version of ‘Fahrenheit’ has many sounds interacting with each other. For this live version of ‘Fahrenheit’, I distilled the essence of the parts into piano and voice, offering a more intimate portrait of the track. The video was captured in a room, situated in Belfast’s city centre, by a local filmmaker; it is great to be able to share content made within the city.”
With all three of the first singles from Kitt Philippa’s upcoming debut album Human being nominated for Best Song by the Northern Irish Music Prize – the expectation was high for the final single to be released ahead of the album’s release. ‘Fahrenheit’ is that single and it doesn’t disappoint.
Speaking of the track, Kitt Philippa says:
“There’s a heaviness in the lyrics and an intensity to their delivery. The cross-section of the track probably reveals difficulty interacting with self and others, at times. Looking at thermometers to understand how something feels is relatively simple; I interchanged the language to maybe try to view things in an easier way.
It is a busy track with a lot of layers and intersections. I very much see all the individual parts like components of a greater structure – they have their own characters – but how they work together interested me.”
Kitt Philippa has had a very busy end to the summer with star turns at Electric Picnic, Stendhal and Body and Soul and other festivals. Support from radio in UK and Ireland continued throughout June, July and August and now also continues to grow in Europe. Kitt Philippa headlines Dublin (4th, Lost Lane) and London (Set, Dalston, 23rd) in October with further November / December tour dates being announced shortly.