Last December we brought you the unreal debut single, "Amazing," from former Liphemra member, Phem. A hedonistic mixture of hip-hop, electronica and pop, the tune is an infectious mash of styles featuring underground Texan rapper Fat Tony.
This month Phem is back with "Blinders," a more subdued synth-pop tune showcasing drummer, writer and vocalist Liv Marsico's duality as an artist.
The spacey melody pairs with infectious percussion as Phem reflects on a time in her life where she was trying to come to terms with being a queer artist in the modern world. Lyrics such as, "I think that I'm an alien / I don't know who I am / Somedays I love my women / Somedays I say hey what's up men," illustrate Phem's battle with her emotions. Anyone who's experienced similar feelings of isolation and confusion will understand where she is coming from.
It's quite a change of pace from Phem, but one I'm really digging. Her crystal vocals are given more room to move over the sugary beat as she ventures into pop territory.
"Blinders" is taken from Phem's forthcoming four track EP, Can't Kill Me, set for release February 14.