Written by: Joshua Eferighe (@jman23j)
Last year was a busy one for the Fox Valley product, Phoelix. After being an instrumental component to several major products last year -- like Noname’s Telefone and Saba’s Bucket -- he released his own, GSPL : a genre bending debut which with the standouts “Red Beans and Rice” and “Bones”.
A couples of tours and a few losey’s later, Phoelix has returned with an 18-track studio album, titled Tempo, released this past Friday, March 9th.
Building off his patented jazz synthed instrumentation and unique vocal manipulation, you see Phoelix as a full-range artist on Tempo. The hooks aren't forced, the sound is his own, sellable, and the songwriting is out of the box. He utilizes all 18 tracks, not leaving a stone unturned providing you with moods you never knew you needed. Tempo has replayability and will only appreciate in value with time.
I think this is only the beginning for the Fox Valley native. And we’ll be here to see the best that is to come.