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Teasing a debut record coming in 2024, Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Phoebe Go (Snakadaktal, Phoebe Lou, Two People) has today released a playful and confessional new single 7 Up – out now everywhere via AWAL.

“To me this song has a kind of recklessness and a rush about it. but maybe that’s the whole point. that’s how letting go feels sometimes”, says Phoebe.

The lyrics feel like the words of a page ripped straight from Phoebe’s journal, because they pretty much are – honest and introspective, she says of the track: “I didn’t plan on writing this song, but I think it was time. I guess I realised that I’d been putting someone else before myself for a while, which is sweet, you know, but it gets old and it gets tiring. ‘7 Up’ is about seeing something through different eyes. It’s about setting some shit straight”.

In classic Phoebe Go fashion, the playful melody is contradicted by the bittersweet lyrics that translate the ache in your chest that comes with the realisation it’s time to let go of something you were hoping you wouldn’t need to, confessed so candidly. The lyrics feel heavy though the upbeat, no frills production adds a lightness to the track.

Produced by ARIA-nominated Simon Lam (Charli XCX, Cub Sport, Allday, Juice Webster, Gretta Ray), 7 Up follows on from Phoebe‘s painful yet playful recent single Something You Were Trying released in late 2022, with both adding to the anticipation of what’s to come from Phoebe’s next project, due later this year.

To mark the release of the new single, Phoebe has also revealed the official video clip for 7 Up that sees Phoebe and her band perform the new single against a constantly changing backdrop of Americana-esque and island holiday images reminiscent of postcards from someone on the other side of the world.

2022 was a huge year for the Melbourne based singer-songwriter – following on from the release of her debut EP ‘Player’ in October 2022 Phoebe has shared the stage with Arlo Parks, Chet Faker, MUNA and more playing as a special guest, collaborations with global fashion powerhouses Chanel, Harper’s BAZAAR and VOGUE, and picked up support from the likes of 10 Magazine and triple j. She recently joined the lineup of Wollongong’s Yours & Owls Festival, and showcased at the inaugural SXSW Sydney 2023. Currently, Phoebe is on tour with singer-songwriter Briston Maroney, in support of his North American Headline Tour.

Phoebe has been performing professionally since the tender age of 15, touring internationally and catapulted into the music industry at the tender age of 15 after winning the coveted triple j Unearthed High competition with her high school band Snakadaktal. Her forthcoming debut LP will be her first long-form solo venture since her career began in her parents’ garage over a decade ago.


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