Having released their debut album ‘Human’ on October 11th to widespread critical acclaim from sources such as Sunday Times Culture Magazine, which described the album as ‘astonishing’, Paragon Records sourced the talents of acclaimed Irish film director Hugh O’Conor, to create a beautiful music video for Kitt Philippa’s new single Fahrenheit, using only the newly released Samsung Galaxy Note 10.
Speaking at the launch of the video, Kitt said of the video process: “Fahrenheit is a personal track for me and I wanted a video to honour that. It’s been an interesting experience getting to work so closely with Hugh and the extended team. They have collectively put so much time and attention into capturing a visual that reflects some of the ambiguous qualities within the track using only the Samsung Galaxy Note10.”
Kitt Philippa – who has 3 songs nominated for Song of the Year at the Northern Irish Music Prize – has said the process of putting together their debut album has been one steeped in a desire to capture the push and pull of what it means to be human in 2019. Fahrenheit for example, with the weight of its lyrics and intensity of their delivery, addresses the difficulties of interaction.
Although growing up largely in a classical music environment, Kitt Philippa’s influences have been broad, and their songwriting and performances reflect a craft steeped in contemporary urban and digital soundscapes; from their homelife inspirations; to Queens University; to an introductory stage talent development scheme at the Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast – a dedicated music hub for new talent setup by Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol) in response to the lack of infrastructure for young musicians to congregate, exchange and inspire in Belfast; to performing their original music live onstage with the Ulster Orchestra at the ripe old age of 21 and beyond.
Watch the video for ‘Fahrenheit’ – BELOW:
Kitt Philippa (KP) has been championed by Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC 6 Music), Tom Robinson, Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1), Huw Stephens, RTE 2FM, Today FM, Hotpress, The Line of Best Fit, Indie Shuffle, CLASH, Earmilk, The 405, Nialler9 amongst others. BBC Entertainment News in their review of The Great Escape 2019 proclaimed, “You can instantly hear why Hozier said “impressive is too weak a word” to describe their music.”
A December 2018 performance at Other Voices in Dingle witnessed by Paragon Records led to them partnering with Kitt on the release of their debut album ‘ Human’. Kitt’s mesmerising live performances have been witnessed by many including fans of Daughter, SOAK, Villagers, Lisa Hannigan, Anna Calvi, Hilary Woods, Mt. Joy, Wye Oak, Tiny Ruins and Lucy Dacus, as well as festival-goers at Latitude, Hard Working Class Heroes, The Great Escape, Body and Soul and Electric Picnic Festival and a huge crowd of 40,000 Snow Patrol fans at Ward Park Bangor in May.