Danish experimental R&B duo, Phlake have just unveiled their new single via forward-thinking label, disco:wax, and we can’t stop listening to it.
‘Baby Steps’ comes hot on the trail of last year’s ’90s influenced single ‘Waited All Summer’, a further development of the band’s soulful signature sound created by Jonathan Elkær – a renowned beat alchemist, whose writing credits include Alina Baraz and Khalid collaborative single, ‘Electric’ – and vocalist, Mads Bo.
“It’s is about taking small steps towards big changes. The way to hell is paved with good intentions. And the freeway of dreams can take you for a hell of a ride,” says the band, talking about the song.
“It’s is about taking small steps towards big changes. The way to hell is paved with good intentions. And the freeway of dreams can take you for a hell of a ride.”
Phlake pretty much blew up with their 2016 debut album, Slush Hours, which was certified double Platinum in Denmark, and awarded ‘Best Album 2016’ by Apple Music. The LP landed a placement in the Top 20 Danish Album Chart, winning five Danish Grammys, including ‘Best Danish Album’ and ‘Best New Danish Artist’. Their 2017 album, Weird Invitations, garnered millions of streams and was certified double Gold and produced the ‘biggest’ hit on Danish radio in 2018, with ‘The Rascal’.
Having notched up memorable live performances at some of the biggest international festivals, from Roskilde – where they played to crowds of over 20K – to By:Larm, ADE, and Euroronic, the band went on to perform sold-out headline shows across Europe, including London’s Oslo and Copenhagen’s Danish Radio Concert Hall, where they played a special 360 degrees experiential set.
Phlake’s ambitious mix of pop and R&B has already gained the band over 180 million global streams to date, and with ‘Baby Steps’, the duo will certainly cement their status in the international music scene.
‘Baby Steps’ is out now via disco:wax.