PREMIERE: Betsy Phillips Releases New Music Video For “Someone Like You”

Photos by Ashtin Paige

Keeping up with our premiere week, we are teaming up with Betsy Phillips for the release of her new music video for the latest single “Someone Like You,” the visuals capture the minimalistic nature of the song itself as it plays with different formats and textures.

About the song, Phillips comments:

When choosing the songs for the EP, Dan Knobler and I joked that this one would be a good palate cleanser. It’s as lighthearted as we’re going to get on this album!

If you can’t tell from the lyrics of this song, I am a chronic daydreamer. This song not only leans into the romance of imagining and finding love, but the reality of it as well… “In the years ahead, we will grow apart. But we’ll find each other again and again”.

I wrote “Someone Like You” with Robby Hecht a couple of years ago now. We were playing around on guitar and I think I started singing the line “all I ever wanted.” At first I thought it was too simple, but it’s held up and is now one of my favorites to sing.

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Betsy Phillips’ voice is as serene and calming as the flatlands of her native midwest. Touched with a hint of sadness but an assurance that everything will be alright, Phillips’ voice is a manifestation of her steadfast and patient mindset.“I didn’t move to Nashville knowing how to write great songs, but I decided that writing songs was something I was going to do, and something I was going to be good at.” For the making of her new EP Like We’re Talking, Phillips reached out to producer Dan Knobler (Lake Street Dive, Rodney Crowell). The recording features guitarist Anthony da Costa (Sarah Jarosz, Joy Williams), and bassist Ethan Jodziewicz (The Milk Carton Kids), both of whom compliment Phillips’ voice with careful attention to detail and musicality. The result is stunning, with material touching on everything from personal relationships to Phillips’ childhood home in “We Don’t Stay”. From the sounds of Like We’re Talking, Phillips is paving her own artistic path with a steady and deliberate beauty.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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