Australian artist, Phoebe Go, shares the announcement of her debut EP Player, out October 28th, with new single "Hey."
After the success of her high-school band, Snakadaktal, catapulted her into the music industry at the budding age of 15, Phoebe was just a kid. Now, with ten more years of experience and another exceptional project, Two People, under her belt, it’s time for her to catapult herself. The result is a grippingly vulnerable, earnest, untouched solo debut that reaps simplicity. The process of finding her voice as a solo artist has been, as described by Phoebe herself, daunting. But, in a way, it has also set her free. Songwriting is the love of her life, and that sentiment is palpable in this first offering.
"Hey" is a stripped-back and poignant dedication to Phoebe’s cousin, who passed away a few years ago, fueled by the exercise and sensations that come with dealing with grief. “This song’s really close to me. I lost my youngest cousin really suddenly a few years back and I didn't know how to make sense of it all. And I still don’t and I don’t think I ever will. But this song is really my way of coming to grips with that," she shares.
On the writing process of "Hey," Phoebe says, “Around the time I was writing it I was sort of fixated, trying so hard to understand him, you know, what he was thinking and feeling and living. I think my own perspective got so lost in his. Maybe that’s what gives this song that windy folk pace. I’m really proud of the comfort I found in this song though. Cause life aches, and we’ve gotta learn how to live with that. So I think in that way it’s kind of hinting at hope, that maybe there’s life inside loss, somehow.”
Watch the video for 'Hey' - BELOW:
With guitar-led arrangements and gentle, ethereal vocals, "Hey" is emblematic of the sound of Phoebe Go, all of which will be revealed soon in her debut EP Player, a release that is vulnerable, sincere and gut-wrenchingly honest. "Hey" joins her previous releases ‘The Kid‘ and ‘We Don’t Talk‘, both of which have been warmly received by Australian tastemakers with support across triple j, triple j Unearthed, We The Guard, Double J, SYN, and more.
Player is a heartfelt project that, at its core, is full of hope. Dedicated to growth, a journey through self-exploration and finding comfort through solitude; heavy at the crux, with a lightness that beams bolder and brighter through finding your previously lost feet. Phoebe Go was also recently announced as the main support act for Hatchie‘s upcoming national Australian tour - see all tour details below.
"Hey" by Phoebe Go is out now. Buy/stream it here.