London-based alt-indie singer-songwriter Libby Phippard has released her latest single, When a Question is Not a Question; sonically, it’s a funky upbeat synth-pop track, lyrically, it’s a visceral attack on the manipulative protagonist that inspired the artfully enraged single.
With a canter that is enough to leave Eminem’s head in a spin and vocal timbre that carries rich harmony, Phippard didn’t just succeed in creating an experimental track; she succeeded in creating an experimental single that burns with enough soul that it will leave you feeling fired up. We can’t wait to hear what follows.
The single was officially released on August 27th; you can check it out for yourselves via SoundCloud.
London singer-songwriter Libby Phippard’s latest single, ‘Please Don’t Ask Me to Stay’ is the kind of revival needed to keep classical music relevant in 2021.
With her operatic training, background in classical music and tendency to draw influence from everyone from Hozier to Ariana Grande, her latest ballad is a theatrical release that doesn’t allow any of the pain of a relationship expiring to hide behind smoke and mirror. Instead, it bridges the gap between those grandiose lovesongs that have always been around and the common experience of romantic duality.
It is criminal for singles such as Please Don’t Ask Me to Stay to be relegated to soundtracks. If society can see the beauty in acts such as Daughter and Tom Odell, there’s no reason why the same affection can’t be found in Libby Phippard’s timeless sound.
Please Don’t Ask Me to Say is due for official release on March 12th. You can check it out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud. Head over to the artist’s official website for more info.