The War is SYML‘s latest release, out on the 30th of September. And is one of the most hauntingly beautiful single we have ever heard. Lyrically enriched with deep emotion, the overlay between voice and piano tie everything perfectly together.
As stated on the official website, SYML translates to “simple” in Welsh, and is the creation of Brian Fennell, Seattle-native and founding member of the band Barcelona. With a keen grasp on textural and emotive songwriting, Fennell combines bare piano, minimalist synth and string-scapes, and etherial vocals to create the sounds of SYML .
The first time we came across with SYML was with Where’s My Love, from the EP Hurt for Me. This is a single that is have more and more attention from the general public since its been featured on MTV‘s Scream and on CBS‘ Elementary (!!!).
We believe we’ve never felt so connected with a song, with an album as much as we do with SYML‘s music. We had to take a break to breathe as we were getting really emotional whilst listening and once again whilst writing this. Thank you, SYML, for creating such a beautiful, honest, raw piece of art. This kind of vulnerability isn’t something we come across that often. And the fact that all his work is based on such heavy emotions is simply an amazing demonstration of strength.
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