THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION NEW SINGLE ‘ BESIDE YOURSELF ’ WITH FAZERDAZE MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES
The role of collaboration was key to the The Phoenix Foundation’s last recordFriendShip, with guest turns from fellow Kiwi’s Nadia Reid, Hollie Fullbrook (Tiny Ruins), DaveDobbyn, Anita Clark and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
The group have now extended the arm of friendship to fellow Wellingtonians and dream-pop-star Fazerdaze for new single ‘BesideYourself’, as Amelia Murray(Fazerdaze) explains:
“I really enjoyed working with Samuel on this track. We recorded the vocals one morning at his place after we drank green juice and joked about how bougie and salubrious we were. It was special for me to see the inner workings of their creative process while they were still in the thick of their new material. Really chuffed to have this track out now, I’ve been a massive fan on The PhoenixFoundation for years.
”The Phoenix Foundation have lived many lives. From high school distortion addicts to indie folk trippers to masters of motorik dream pop, releasing 7 albums over the course of nearly two decades. They are also known for their soundtrack work, most notably for Taika Waititi’s Hunt For The Wilder people.
Their last album, 2020’s Friend Ship, was a collection of masterfully crafted songs, beautiful and often tender, sometimes rooted in immersive and dreamy ambient soundscapes. It’s also captured the strangeness of the modern world. “These themes of modern anxiety started to emerge in my songs,” says Samuel Flynn Scott . “The album is sort of a post-apocalyptic love letter from the future to the present. Looking back into the past for that sense of human connection we have lost in our screen-based existence.”
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.