Growing up idolizing masters like Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, and Stevie Ray
Vaughan, Phllps would go on to further his craft at SUNY Purchase before finding
himself gigging in small clubs in NYC. A familiar tale, but the artist would soon take
the leap, quitting his job at a restaurant in Brooklyn and dedicating all of his time to
the new songs he was writing.
That material comes to comprise Pendulum, the 8-song LP from Phllps out August 10th, 2018 via self-release.
Pendulum’s journey in time started in 2015, under the tin roof ceilings and white
walls of Phllps’ pre-war South Park Slope walkup. There he sat at his vintage
mint-green Smith Corona typewriter with his beloved Martin acoustic guitar and
began working on a new batch of material. The result was musical, honest, and
deeply personal; the struggle to find love, self, and grab ahold of the swinging
hands of time.
On the album’s lead single, “Memory,” the artist shares, “When you’re at your lowest point in life, confused and down in a ditch, can you walk out of the fire? Can
you find something worthwhile in the lows, and not just the highs. What are we
really searching for besides just a memory?”
Look for more from Charlie Phllps soon and be sure to follow him on any of his
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