14 scaled

NEWS: Phoebe Green shares new single ‘Just a Game’ ahead of debut album, ‘Lucky Me’

Pop powerhouse, Phoebe Green, has just released her latest single ‘Just A Game,’ a unique taste of what’s to come in her forthcoming debut album, ‘Lucky Me‘ out 19th August on Chess Club Records.

After a run of sell out tours with Self Esteem, Everything Everything and Baby Queen, Phoebe was named Rough Trade’s latest ‘On The Rise’ artist and was even featured on BBC’s dramatic thriller ‘Killing Eve’ with her 2021 single ‘IDK.’

Phoebe Green’s ‘Just A Game’ received its worldwide radio premiere on the Future Sounds show with Clara Amfo on BBC Radio 1 last night.

Phoebe says. “Just A Game’ is probably the most obvious pop song on the album, which makes me feel kind of uneasy but excited. I’m still coming to terms with making songs that aren’t entirely alternative because I’m so cautious of my songs making me cringe if they sound too polished, but this one is just a pop bop and I’m here for it.” The quirky, gothic video balances out that pop polish perfectly.

 Continuing her partnership with producers Kaines and Tom A.D (aka Alex Robertshaw of Everything Everything and renowned engineer Tom Fuller), it’s a true departure from everything we understand Phoebe Green to be, shedding her skin as an indie-pop artist gravitating towards galaxies of hip- hop and inflections of electronica and leaving the guitars in the shadows.

She said, “I definitely hid behind the instrumentation: as long as that was cool, I was cool, or whatever. This time, I know I’ve grown, because I’m taking up more space within a song. It’s so personality-driven that the sounds are just enhancing things, rather than dominating the whole song.”

She continues: “I wrote it with my friend Jessica Winter who really encouraged me to venture outside of my comfort zone It was actually so freeing and I feel like I had opposite inhibitions to what is expected! I love that despite the danceability it’s still a good old heartbreaker, that is one consistent factor that I doubt will ever change.

Watch the quirky gothic video here, directed by Niall Trask (Fat White Family, Warmduscher, Jamie T) and feel like you are in the 80s watching the introduction to kids’ cult cartoon ‘Trap Door.’

Phoebe says: “This music video was such a unique, fun experience, it was really refreshing to do something so narrative focused where I could play a weird role and go mad with it. I’m dead pleased with the fact that the song itself is more of an obvious pop song than I’ve released in the past, so I imagine the ridiculous video is completely unexpected!”

She says: “I want to make music  for people like me. If it resonates with them, and it makes them feel less daft for having emotion, I’ve done my job.”


‘Just a Game’ follows previous singles ‘Make It Easy’,  album title track ‘Lucky Me’ and latest track ‘Sweat‘.

Just a Game‘ is a tantalising glimpse into what’s to come in her upcoming album ‘Lucky Me‘ out on 19th August via Chess Club records. You can pre order now : https://www.phoebegreen.com/

Tickets for Phoebe’s debut headline tour this winter, which will include a date at London’s Omeara on 22 November, are available now

https://www.phoebegreen.com/

See Phoebe Green live in 2022:

July

21st | Truck Festival, Steventon 

November

16th | Grand Social, Dublin

18th | Broadcast, Glasgow

19th | Mash House, Edinburgh

20th | Key Club, Leeds

22nd | Omeara, London

23rd | Bodega, Nottingham

24th | Louisiana, Bristol

26th | Yes Pink Room, Manchester

28th | The Cluny, Newcastle

30th | Bootleg Social, Blackpool

December

1st | Leaf, Liverpool

3rd | Green Door Store, Brighton

4th | Joiners, Southampton

Phoebe Green – Lucky Me – out 19/08/22 via Chess Club Records

Photo Credit: Lewis Vorn

God is in the TV is an online music and culture fanzine founded in Cardiff by the editor Bill Cummings in 2003. GIITTV Bill has developed the site with the aid of a team of sub-editors and writers from across Britain, covering a wide range of music from unsigned and independent artists to major releases.