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SYML – “Wildfire”

Born as Brian Fennell in Issaquah, Washington, this singer and songwriter wrote his first song aged 18 after the death of a schoolmate and earned a degree in music from Whitworth University. He was a member of the indie-rock band Barcelona, which released three full-length albums since 2007. Now performing solo under the moniker SYML, he released his debut EP “Hurt For Me” in 2016.

Written during the 2018 American forest fires, his new single is showing a vulnerable honesty that really hits home. The third taster of his upcoming debut album, which is due to drop on May 3rd, smooths the edges between the acoustic piano, airy beats and sweltry synths and allows the melancholy in his emotive voice to sound mesmerizing, while he reaches in and touches your heart.

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