Singer/songwriter, Phoebe Ryan swooped into The Casbah on July 15th for her Boyz N Poizn tour. Phoebe has spent the last few years releasing bop after bop, after taking the blogosphere by storm with her excellent smashup of “Ignition/Do You” in 2015. She’s lent her honey laced vocals to DJ duo, Tritonal, as well as one of my faves, The Knocks. Besides building up her feature resume, Ryan has occupied her time co-writing tunes with pop up-and-comers, Bea Miller and Melanie Martinez.
Indie Pop band, Cardiknox killed their opening set and had me falling down the rabbit hole on their YouTube channel the next day thanks to their buoyant, balls to the wall performance of “Wild Child,” among many others. Unfortunately, I missed the first opener Secret Weapons, but here’s a plug nonetheless!
As for the Emerald haired maiden herself, Phoebe came out singing the blissful, summer ready “Chronic” and mesmerizing the whole room with her natural bubbliness and confident stage presence. Seriously, she’s adorable. Phoebe’s brand of sensuous, indie pop hit all the right spots with notable tracks as “Dead,” “Homie” (mashed with Katy Perry’s “Roar” at the show), and my current jam of hers on repeat, “Boyz N Poizon.” The latter is huge splice of sunshine, with its laid back vibe and roll-off-the-tongue cadence. More please, Phoebs.
Perhaps it’s the striking green locks, but there is something about her that exudes happiness and forces you to smile while you watch her perform. It seems as though she truly appreciates the support and loves singing for the crowd. Phoebe ended the set with a spirited version of the title track from her debut EP Mine. I cut out a little early thanks to the quickest Uber response ever, but was lucky enough to take a sneaky selfie of her taking a selfie with another fan before going on to perform her encore. How meta.
With endless hooks and sugary-sweet harmonies, I foresee this as just the beginning of her bright career. Her new single “Dollar Bill” features Kid Ink and is out now. Look out for Phoebe Ryan’s debut album due later this year courtesy of Columbia Records. Her music can be found on an array of client programming as well as our Core programs, Trendspot and Be-Tween.
– Submitted by Tristan Bolden, Music Design