Phoebe Hall Unveils The Reflective EP ‘Runaway’

After releasing the final promotional single Sometimes, newcomer Phoebe Hall has launched her EP Runaway, a 4-track record exploring themes including dysmorphia, relationships, and guilt, always from her particular point of view and taking pride as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

Phoebe Hall – Runaway

This year was full of meaningful moments for Phoebe Hall, gaining exposure in countless blogs and music media, including Right Chord Music, Earmilk, Record of the day, Notion, and BBC Introducing. Naturally, this meant there was a lot of anticipation for her debut EP Runaway, fortunately, Phoebe has proved the hype was real, delivering an enticing work full of significance on a personal and professional level.

The self-titled Runaway displays Phoebe’s heartfelt songwriting, with lyrics regarding a tortuous relationship and her subsequent desire to escape from it, achieved through candid and playful instrumentation.

Through The Phone is an Alt Pop earworm, as infectious as it is lyrically endearing. Inspired by Phoebe’s first date with her girlfriend, this piece shines due to its addictive lo-fi beat and delightful synths, turning this melody into the catchiest track of this entire work. There is no surprise why this song got featured in several playlists this year.

Next, Secrets tackles the hardships of being in a hidden queer relationship, creating a cool dynamic with this distressing topic and a well-rounded production that exalts Phoebe’s soothing vocal work.

Finally, Sometimes deals with a universal theme that anyone can relate to, being a tune about impossible love, wishing to be with someone you know you can’t have. This moving and relatable subject is portrayed gracefully by tight beats and mesmerizing guitars, Phoebe’s soulful and sincere songwriting grants this composition a unique appeal.

Honest, unapologetic, and bold, Runaway succeeds thanks to its absorbing songwriting and its top-notch production.

Runaway takes a deep dive into the mind of Phoebe Hall, her life experiences are beautifully conveyed in a phenomenal aural palette, making this a memorable EP that you should not miss under any circumstance.

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Words Javier Rodriguez