Passion, drive, talent, and perfectly crafted lyrics are four things that make up artist Phil Barnes and the way that he makes himself stand out from the rest of the music industry.
I’ve only known about Phil for about the past 4 months but right when he showed up on my musical radar I was hooked. Word of mouth does a lot for artists in this industry and recommending artists is one of the best ways for music to be shared and heard by all different types of people no matter what genre they listen to. At first glance, Phil Barnes looks like your typical working man/young adult but in reality he’s much more than that. The second Barnes opens his mouth and belts a few bars of his independently written songs you become captivated by this story that you’re dying to know more about. Every single original song written by Barnes has a storytelling aspect to it that the audience can connect to and place themselves personally in the song, much like Taylor Swift’s work does.
Barnes’ EP ‘Keep On’ was released on November 4th of 2014 and includes hits such as ‘The Way That You Dream’ and ‘(I Love) Your Kind of Beautiful’. Barnes also recently toured with other South Florida artist Emily Kopp and opened for the pop rock group We The Kings in November of 2014. 2015 is proving to be an exciting and busy one for Barnes as he heads out on his #YourKindofBeautiful tour in February!
With continuous music being written and put out to his fans, Barnes is definitely on his way to musical superstardom. Watch his most recent video for his song ‘Way That You Dream’ performed live at the Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, FL below!