From Naples with Love Experimental Italian Nu-Soul Volcano, Phonix, Releases New Single and Video
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From the shadow of Mount Vesuvius in Italy comes Phonix, a pop singer, songwriter and a producer whose wide love of music touches every track he creates in entirely different ways. Whilst his debut track, Rock and Roll, released in the summer of 2018, directly reflected his universe of musical heroes, from rock to rhythm and blues, from Elvis Presley, The Beatles, James Brown, to Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder his latest track, My Love and My Teacher is pure Phonix. A blend of synthesizer, soul, funk, vocal choir and groove, like all his tracks, it is solely written, arranged, produced and performed by the man himself, an artist who is looking to put Italy on the map as a hotbed of the nu sound of European R&B and Soul.
Phonix has spent his whole life as a musician – he is self-taught on a dizzyingly wide range of instruments from piano to electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, drums and mandolin. Whilst Italy might be most famous to many for Classical Music, Opera, Disco and House, their Soul and R&B scene has been largely overlooked. Phonix has been at the heart of this movement, producing and collaborating with many up-coming artists in his self-built studio, Snap Music, in the heart of Naples. After the positive reaction to his debut single, he released the follow-up, Soon, in March 2019 which was accompanied by a video directed and created by Antonio Funaro, noted for his special effects work on the likes of Spider-Man: Far from Home and Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw.
Phonix’s new song, My Love and My Teacher confirms the artist's ability to integrate experimental sound with the most striking grooves of international pop and the mesmerising rhythms of top club tunes with amazing results. The protagonist of the video, which reunites Phonix once again with director Antonio Funaro, is Caitlin-Rose Lacey, scouted by James Beresford at Shepherd Management and chosen for the role of Kennedy in the Disney series, Find Me in Paris. The video is a hard-hitting look at the highs and lows of relationships and to always look to love and compassion as an answer, not violent and hate. It comes with an advisory warning for those who could be affected by violent scenes.
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August 8, 2019 5:05am ET by Quite Great