Electro-pop cyborg goddess, PHEA, is back with the lead single “Breaking Bones” off her upcoming EP, Healing Heart.
Full of gnarly bass-driven synthesizers that transform and distort fantastically, PHEA shows a fearlessness that stems from her experience with having an implanted defibrillator. There’s a natural sense of danger in the way the music swells and expands making the single feel like a digital void, but her defiant vocals pierce it like a mighty scream.
“With ‘Healing Hearts’ and the focus track ‘Breaking Bones’, I try to take my weaknesses and turn them into strengths. For the longest time, I felt my chronic illness and disability is a weakness that I would try to hide. Which made me suffer mentally as well. The EP has allowed me to make art from my physical and mental pain. Writing music changed my relationship with my body. I am working on not being resentful towards it and seeing my ability to heal as my biggest strength. I hope others can find comfort in my music, just like I find comfort in writing it.”
“Breaking Bones” and the rest of PHEA’s Healing Heart are available now on major streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.
Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.
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