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SOMEONE releases ‘You Live In My Phone’ | Debut album ‘Orbit II’ out via [PIAS] June 20th

April 10, 2020
Photo Credit: Sara Amroussi-Gilissen

Multidisciplinary Amsterdam artist SOMEONE releases new single ‘You Live In My Phone’

Debut album ‘Orbit II’ out June 20th via [PIAS] to coincide with Record Store Day

Multidisciplinary Amsterdam artist Someone releases new single ‘You Live In My Phone’, accompanied by a short film. She also announces debut album ‘Orbit II’, released via [PIAS] Recordings (WestermanMT HadleyRina Mushonga) on June 20th to coincide with Record Store Day.

Traditionally inspired by the likes of AirFeist and Tame Impala, she also takes influence here from the minimal RnB/pop songs of the mid 2000s that formed the soundtrack of her teenage years.

The single is launching with a short film, created by Someone (AKA Tessa Rose Jackson) and director David Spearing, which ties into the message of the song.

Reminiscent of low-budget 80s science fiction, it tells the story of Joe, who – after spending his entire childhood totally immersed with his smartphone – wakes up one day to find his phone gone, and his head replaced with a giant emoji. Playing on the heartstrings through disarmingly human filmmaking and absurdist humour, Someone and Spearing raise an issue that feels painfully relevant to us all.

It’s not meant to be prescriptive in outlook however, rather an issue highlighted and thrown to the floor.  In explaining the themes behind the song, and more specifically where it fits into the album’s narrative, Tessa says: “It isn’t meant as a personal diary log for me to vent my feelings and that’s that. I’d like it to be more of a bolstering experience, a conversation starter for people that recognise themselves in these songs. The music is optimistic, even if the lyrics sometimes wade into some pretty harsh waters and this balance – to me – helps to bring perspective, positivity and a little humour into the mix.”

Asan added element, the album will be released alongside an app that allows listeners to experience the record’s artwork in Augmented Reality. Tessa explains the thought process behind this: “To me, playfulness is a big part of what I do. I hope to invite people to explore and experience new music (and art) actively, instead of passively. Hands on. This is why the visually interactive element of ORBIT II is so essential.”

Presswise she’s already been championed by The Line of Best FitDIYClashThe 405 and NME, and her psychedelic audio-visual live show is quickly earning acclaim, and was picked out as a highlight of last year’s Eurosonic by NME.

Previous single and album closer, ‘Forget Forgive’, was used in a pivotal scene in acclaimed Netflix series ‘Dear White People’, underlining the cinematic quality of her music and bringing her to wider attention.

‘You Live In My Phone’ by Someone is out on April 9th ahead of debut album ‘Orbit II’, released via [PIAS] Recordings on June 20th to coincide with Record Store Day 2020.

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