Harry Phillips announces second single and Brisbane launch show

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Having reached No. 1 on the AMRAP Airit regional charts with his debut release, "Emma" in late 2018, Brisbane-based singer/songwriter Harry Phillips is  poised to launch a new track, "Unexpected" on Friday, April 26. Produced by ARIA Award-winner Govinda Doyle (Angus & Julia Stone), it is the  second single taken from his forthcoming EP, which will be released later this  year. The laid back, dreamy feel of “Unexpected” enhances the vulnerability of Harry’s  lyrics, melody and that voice. He writes exceptionally catchy songs about  unrequited and love and failed relationships, but manages to give each one a different vibe. Says Harry, when asked to compare his first two singles, ‘Whilst “Emma” is the song for when you’re riding high at the party with your mates, “Unexpected” is for  when your friends have gone home and that hole in your universe is staring you in the face, rain pouring outside the window.’ Both parents are professional songwriters, so Harry has always had an affinity  with music. But his life changed profoundly after a bout of depression and  anxiety caused by a serious sports injury, which was when he realised the  importance of expressing himself through music, and he has dedicated his  energy into honing his craft ever since. Naming the great Neil Finn as one of his main musical influences - whose songs  he has known off by heart since the age of four - Harry has already been  recognised for his songwriting, winning two national songwriting competitions  through JMC Academy, which saw him partake in APRA's "Fifty Songs in 50 Days"  writing camp in 2016, and in 2018 being selected as one of four finalists in Q  Music's Billy Thorpe Scholarship. For “Emma”, it wasn’t only community radio that showed the love … the track  spent two weeks at #1 on the Unearthed charts, and remained in the Top 10 for  five weeks. Harry performs live with a full backing band, and has been playing the Brisbane  circuit for a couple of years now, at venues like The Zoo, The Foundry, The Black  Bear Lodge, The Bearded Lady and more. He will soon be announcing the date for his Brisbane single launch.  Did we tell you that Harry loves puppies? In his spare time, Harry is also an  activist and volunteers at the local Warra complex for the Animal Welfare  League, Queensland. He is also a volunteer English tutor for children who have  arrived in Australia as refugees, and is currently tutoring three young siblings  from Burma. www.harryphillipsmusic.com.au

Having reached No. 1 on the AMRAP Airit regional charts with his debut release, “Emma” in late 2018, Brisbane-based singer/songwriter Harry Phillips is  poised to launch a new track, “Unexpected” on Friday, April 26. Produced by ARIA Award-winner Govinda Doyle (Angus & Julia Stone), it is the  second single taken from his forthcoming EP, which will be released later this  year.

The laid back, dreamy feel of “Unexpected” enhances the vulnerability of Harry’s  lyrics, melody and that voice. He writes exceptionally catchy songs about  unrequited and love and failed relationships, but manages to give each one a
different vibe.

Says Harry, when asked to compare his first two singles, ‘Whilst “Emma” is the song for when you’re riding high at the party with your mates, “Unexpected” is for  when your friends have gone home and that hole in your universe is staring you in
the face, rain pouring outside the window.’

Both parents are professional songwriters, so Harry has always had an affinity  with music. But his life changed profoundly after a bout of depression and  anxiety caused by a serious sports injury, which was when he realised the  importance of expressing himself through music, and he has dedicated his  energy into honing his craft ever since.

Naming the great Neil Finn as one of his main musical influences – whose songs  he has known off by heart since the age of four – Harry has already been  recognised for his songwriting, winning two national songwriting competitions  through JMC Academy, which saw him partake in APRA’s “Fifty Songs in 50 Days”  writing camp in 2016, and in 2018 being selected as one of four finalists in Q  Music’s Billy Thorpe Scholarship.

For “Emma”, it wasn’t only community radio that showed the love … the track  spent two weeks at #1 on the Unearthed charts, and remained in the Top 10 for  five weeks.

Harry performs live with a full backing band, and has been playing the Brisbane  circuit for a couple of years now, at venues like The Zoo, The Foundry, The Black  Bear Lodge, The Bearded Lady and more.

His Brisbane single launch will see him and the band return to the Black Bear Lodge on Thursday, May 16.

Did we tell you that Harry loves puppies? In his spare time, Harry is also an  activist and volunteers at the local Warra complex for the Animal Welfare  League, Queensland. He is also a volunteer English tutor for children who have  arrived in Australia as refugees, and is currently tutoring three young siblings  from Burma.

www.harryphillipsmusic.com.au

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