Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Video: SYML - 'The War' (Announces Whelan's Date)

SYML - The War

SYML - The War

Info: From his basement-recording studio in the small town of Issaquah, WA outside Seattle, Brian Fennell began to write and record songs under the name SYML, which means 'simple' in Welsh. Adopted and not knowing his history or connection to his Welsh roots, many of these songs are influenced by the complex feelings that come from unknown lineage.

SYML shared the video for his track 'The War', the closing song from his newest EP 'In My Body', which was released a couple of weeks ago.

'The War' follows two doomed lovers during pre-revolution era America, whose relationship faces a looming unknown threat. SYML says of the video, "This story is beautiful but has an undertone of sadness and unrest. I have loved working with Gavin [director/producer] because I think our minds and hearts both see the world through a dark but beautiful lens."

SYML's sound is one that will resonate with Irish music fans who enjoy the likes of St. Bishop, EDEN or Tim Chadwick. His latest EP In My Body weaves a soft beauty with deft electro-pop and alt-folk tones. Whilst tenderness abounds, there is also punctuated energy, such as you'll find on 'Harvest Moon'. Just last week he shared the video for the final of the EP's 6 tracks 'The War', it's atmosphere eschews an emotive darkness and both his robust vocal and the appropriately foreboding music capture the track's theme perfectly. 

On Monday, 12th of February, SYML will play Dublin's iconic Whelan's venue with support from Joshua Hyslop, this show follows sold-out U.K., French, German, Belgian and Dutch dates. 

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