Philip Brooks unveils emotional new single “Can’t Fix The Things I Left Behind”
London based 22 year old Philip Brooks releases his new single ‘Can’t Fix The Things I Left Behind’ along with the announcement of a debut EP ‘Half Alive In A Dream’ and a headline show at Paper Dress Vintage, London on November 27th.
Sun-bleached indie-pop, Philip delicately combines the gleaming 80’s synthwave of Bleachers with modern elements of introspective contemporaries such as Sharon Van Etten and Girl In Red.
A musical rendering of the panic attack that Brooks had the night he wrote the song, ‘Can’t Fix The Things I Left Behind’ follows the realization that his past relationship was long beyond repair.
An anthem against self-pity ‘Can’t Fix The Things I Left Behind’ was written “in a sleepless night full of panic attacks, overthinking and moments of ‘oh fuck, oh fuck I fucked up,’” says Philip. “I try so hard to change, but I’m so tied up in all of this,” he sings amidst airy synths.
Going into more detail on the track’s creation, Philip states: “At one point I just went “fuck this” and threw those distorted guitars in the track, and screamed the vocals lying on my living room floor, just trying to get it all out of my head somehow.”
‘Can’t Fix The Things I Left Behind’ is the third insight into freshly announced debut EP ‘Half Alive In A Dream”, to be celebrated with a release show at Paper Dress Vintage on November 27th. Philip is quickly establishing himself as one of the most exciting new artists to arrive this year, being described by early critics as “nostalgic and emotionally charged” and a “dreamy mélange of spacey guitar lines and airy melodies”.
Philip has also been cutting his teeth in the live arena, touring with acts such as EUT and Tiny Ruins, as well as co-signs from peers such as Girl In Red shows that Philip is one to watch over the next 12 months.
‘Can’t Fix The Things I Left Behind’ is out now.