Following the announcement of his first European tour in years, Pete Philly has now revealed his third single of 2018. ‘Dear’ is out now following its radio exclusive on Jamz Supernova’s BBC Radio 1Xtra show.
Stream/Download Listen Dear’ here
‘Dear’ is an ode to Philly’s urban routes and a nod to the new direction his music is taking. Produced by Melle Jutte, ‘Dear’ threads Pete’s effortless lyrics together with a vast structure doused in electronic quirks.
As well as this, Pete Philly has recently announced his first European tour in seven years. Following warm up shows in Amsterdam and Rotterdam last month, Pete is ready to perform brand new material, with a live band, to bigger audiences – and therefore can now reveal forthcoming tour dates in Belgium , France , the UK , Germany and – of course – The Netherlands
About Pete Philly
From Aruba to Amsterdam, Pete Philly is a multilingual hybrid who came to the Netherlands in his youth. First came the two Pete Philly & Perquisite projects which were supported by Q Magazine , DJ Mag UK , BBC 1Xtra – not forgetting being nominated for the MTV EMA’s – and hailed by Talbi Kweli as “Light Years ahead of the game”. Off the back of this success, Pete went on to open shows for artists including James Brown and Kanye West , as well as touring cities, countries & festivals worldwide.
In 2011 Pete then released his two solo projects – putting out the Red Dot and FWA Award winning visual album OpenLoops , which was later lent to Pharrell for his 24hours happy project, as well as the PIAS -signed One which was then followed by a touring schedule which took him to new territories in 2013.
What happened next was unforeseen and took Philly out of the industry. A life threatening illness meant that those years in between were spent on a road to full health and recovery in preparation for his next chapter.