Following recent support slots alongside Holly Humberstone and Hatchie, Australian artist Phoebe Go, the solo project of Phoebe Lou (Snakadaktal, Two People), today unveils her debut EP, Player. Listen HERE
Throughout ‘Player’, Phoebe poses questions of purpose: through career, relationships, and existence. It’s an undiluted, personal introduction to who Phoebe is and her experiences, and sees the project come to terms with the intimidating question of “going solo” and facing one’s fears in a decade-long career. This re-learning of her craft alone, is best highlighted in the new focus track ‘Be The Player, Not The Poet’. Watch the Official video HERE.
With guitar-led arrangements and gentle ethereal vocals, Phoebe’s string of singles ‘Hey’, ‘The Kid’ and triple j breakthrough ‘We Don’t Talk’, praised across triple j Unearthed, Double J, NME, NOTION,tmrw, Wonderland and more, posed as dynamic displays of the full-bodied and wholly realised acoustic world Phoebe debuts in full with Player.
Phoebe explains, “This EP is like my introduction – my “Hi! I’m Phoebe!” And I’m really proud of that, on a creative and personal level. I was finding my confidence, finding my own shit. You know, what do I like? What makes me feel something? Despite what is cool or what has worked before. I had a harsh couple of years, which also probably turned out to be the most liberating too. I had some past stuff to wrestle with, so I think I just poured everything out into the music.”
“I was really freaking out about putting myself out there as a solo artist but I think I knew deep down that I had to do it, or at least try. I also knew that it had to be on my terms. Maybe that’s come with the 12 or so years I’ve spent in this industry. I had to push through all the weird fears so that I could carry on doing what I love. Making music is the coolest thing ever. It kinda makes me disappear. But in the sort of way where I feel most like myself. Once I got passed that initial freaky feeling it was just pure fucking fun.”
Vulnerable, sincere and gut-wrenchingly honest, unlike anything Phoebe has shared before, Player is a heartfelt project that, at its core, is full of hope. The process of finding her voice as a solo artist has been, as described by Phoebe herself, daunting, but it has also set her free.