Kitt Philippa is a new name to me, but the multi-instrumentalist and songwriter is a big deal in their home county of Northern Ireland. Last year their song "Human" won the Northern Irish Music Prize for Single of the Year 2018, and the classically trained artist critically revered by the local music press.
To commemorate the release of their new EP,You, Philippa has released the title track as a single. A somber piano ballad full of feeling, Philippa creates a quiver of emotion with the delicate tune. It's a love song but not in the classic sense. Philippa draws from a number of personal experiences and shares emotive feelings through this breathtaking release. Speaking on the track they had this to say:
'You' is a combination of thoughts but its output is a love that is not obviously tangible; love can seem distant but still be present; it can almost be imaginary, or like a memory. It was from that context 'You' was written. Some of the lyrics circulate around the idea of space, alluding at times to a perceived 'emptiness'; but love flows between and through us and leaves its trail.
You is out now and can be streamed here.