TUNE Phileas Fogg - Will Never Be Played Again
The background story is a familiar one: artist’s band gets signed to a major label; things quickly start going downhill; artist becomes disillusioned and finds a nine-to-five job. But the music doesn’t go away. Spending every moment of his free time first building his own music space in a spare bedroom, then amassing a collection of vintage music instruments and effects, Phileas Fogg began to craft his timeless melodies until they finally began to burst out of his world.
Rejecting the notion of artists as imprisoned in social media glass jars, Phileas Fogg steps out of the chorus line of the disaffected with a vocabulary shared with Jacques Brel and John Howard to offer a window’s access to music as an authentically human experience.
Will Never Be Played Again is the debut single by the enigmatic London-based artist Phileas Fogg, and is the story of what he calls his Magic Moment, the moment that re-affirmed his commitment to songwriting after hearing true beauty in a track penned by a friend of a friend, that fleeting but indelible moment of realisation that the Essence can truly be captured in notes and lyrics. Sonically, the song summons the intriguing notion of Radiohead’s The Bends as produced by Scott Walker in 1968, with its intense melody and big-hearted vocals. The track was recorded by the artist in his private studio, mixed by Chen Wissotzky and mastered by Moshik Kop for NXNE.