Premiere: New Single ‘I Can’t Take It’ from Your Girl Pho
August 6th 2018
Perth native Your Girl Pho (aka Phoebe Gunson) channels the minimal souljazz and maximal sass of Jill Scott and Erykah Badu on new track “I Can’t Take It”.
With a dry Stevie Wonder tom fill to bring us in, some p-funk bass sizzle, Sade synth pads and a g-funk e.p. groove underpinning it all, the production plays like a love letter to funk, soul + rnb through the ages. And the defiant “sick of your s**t”-style lyrical flavour clearly draws from the fem rnb tradition. But the song’s undeniable focus is YGP’s raw nu-soul vocal – the power, attitude and closeness of her voice demand attention, and the kinks and imperfections in her delivery keep the song from sounding overly polished. Oh yeah, and SPOILER ALERT: there’s a slinky sax attack in there too which ICYMI is cool again 😎 🎷
After a STAKT first half of the year which included Falls and Groovin’ the Moo slots, and supports for Post Malone, The Avalanches and Lady Leshurr, Your Girl Pho is gearing up for an end-of-year single tour which will include plenty of Aus dates and a slot at Singapore’s Music Matters Festival.
I Can’t Take It is out on all platforms on Wednesday 8 August, but you can hear it right here, first.