With over 100 million Spotify streams, Phildel is thrilled to announce details of her second album Wave Your Flags out March 22, and to unveil her second single and accompanying video “Electric Heights”. In the video, Phildel sings about the intoxicating power of a relationship, admitting she never thought it would leave such an impact. “Electric heights, I’m a dizzy spell away from getting close to you, I was alive, with the things I never thought you could do.”
Phildel spent the last three years making Wave Your Flags; a powerfully emotional 11-track album re-enacting cycles of loss and renewal. In the midst of the ‘#MeToo’ era, Phildel’s impending album is a body of work emphasizing the importance of speaking up and finding your way in the world. The last few years have been a crucial period of transience for Phildel and this is represented by the scale and adventure present throughout the new recordings, including the new single, “Electric Heights”.
“‘Electric Heights’ is about re-living and re-embodying that dizzy and exhilarating feeling of attraction,” the Brighton-based artist says. “I wanted to achieve the opposite of obvious drama and instead, a calm, controlled yet intimate sense of expression.
“Visually, the song represents the memory of a relationship,” she explains. “The character Ramsey was introduced in the first single ‘The Deep’ (an animation by Pixar artist Youri Dekker). In ‘Electric Heights’, Ramsey emerges from the caves of animation and discovers his form afresh in reality. Revelling in the beauty of nature, he moves in wonderment. But still, is aware of his solitude and loneliness as he recalls moments of intimacy from the past”.
Phildel released her debut album The Disappearance Of The Girl in 2013, a dark and intimate suite of songs exploring the gothic fantasies that sustained her through an unhappy childhood. Though written in a vacuum, Phildel’s intense piano and electronica music quickly spread to millions, sound-tracking ads for Apple, Expedia and Burberry;she was an inspiration to Mariah Huehner, author of the True Blood comic series, and her songs featured in the live shows of fashion designer Henrietta Ludgate.
“Electric Heights” is out now, and stay tuned for more information on Wave Your Flags.
WAVE YOUR FLAGS Tracklist:
Wave Your Flags
A Great Wave