Phoebe Ryan has just released a brand new single called “ICIMY,” and here at Substream are living for it.
The single — standing for “In Case I Miss You” — continues to deliver, showcasing how Phoebe Ryan is able to perfect her own unique brand of pop music. It’s slyly clever and highly addictive, demanding that you press repeat again and again. Specifically, “ICIMY” is a flex of what’s to come, as Ryan is preparing to release her proper debut album in 2020.
On the musical inspiration for “ICIMY,” Phoebe Ryan explains that”I was interested in channeling elements of Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Age of Adz’ for the album. The soundscape and the glitchy-smooth instrumentation has always stuck with me since I first heard it. I remember really wanting to tap into that for this record, and when we were working on ICIMY, I felt that spark. The electronic snap and crunch of the drums, the soft yet booming chords of the piano, all driven by a plucking guitar… somehow it reminded me of what I love about Sufjan’s work.”
Check out the new song, and it’s accompanying music video, below.