The brainchild of English singer-songwriter Neil Phillimore, Brave New Broken Hearts Club brings classic songwriting to contemporary audiences. Inspired by, well, being human and living in an uncertain reality, Phillimore creates music to encourage, empower and comfort. His aim is to help others to be brave and overcome obstacles – you know, the stuff that breaks hearts. Featured in Info Music, Indie O’Clock, Pitchfork, Less Than 1000 Followers and various playlists, Brave New Broken Hearts Club is connecting with audiences across the globe. The latest addition to his discography is ‘A Little Piece Of Me’.
Following his single ‘How Old Is The World?’, Phillimore adopts an indie-rock meets power-pop sound in ‘A Little Piece of Me’. Smooth, flowing and soothing with a melodic arrangement, the track tips you immediately into a kaleidoscopic sonic whirlpool. Oddly enough, instead of whipping your head about in the whirlpool, Phillimore wraps you in a warm, comfortable blanket. The richness of the arrangement fuse with the boldness of his tender vocals – and oh, what vocals they are.
Dulcet tones with a heavy English inflexion seem to fit with the charming instrumentation. When I was younger, I believed that all singers have a “general universal accent” when it comes to music, but I was wrong. In ‘A Little Piece Of Me’, Phillimore stamps a distinctive sound on the moving melody with bold Englishness (is that a word?).
Retaining his distinctive and incomparable style, Neil Phillimore shares a hopeful optimism in his three-minute song. Lulling you into a sense of comfort, he connects with audiences on a deeper level to reach his ultimate aim – being brave.