Former Neck Deep bassist Fil Thorpe-Evans has announced his brand-new solo project called Prblm Chld.
Additionally, Thorpe-Evans released a debut single from the project titled “Voices.” The song features elements of experimental pop, which is contrasting to his work with Neck Deep.
However, despite Prblm Chld’s different direction, the change is more than welcomed.
“Prblm Chld to me is simply my opportunity to release music that I enjoy without regard to consequence—Music that doesn’t need approval from anybody else,” Thorpe-Evans says of his new project. “It’s my chance to be as experimental as I can while creating what I want, when I want. I’ve been waiting for this for a very long time and can’t wait to share more music soon.”
Following that, Thorpe-Evans says that Prblm Chld was created to explore other avenues outside of the pop-punk world.
“Two years ago, I didn’t even really know this music existed,” Thorpe-Evans says. “My whole life was consumed by the alternative scene/pop world, but then I discovered one song by one artist by accident and it completely opened my mind to a new style of music; Very quickly it wasn’t enough to just listen to this music, I needed to learn how to create it.”
You can listen to “Voices” on Spotify below.
Last September, Thorpe-Evans announced his departure from Neck Deep, citing different goals. Additionally, Thorpe-Evans says that there was no ill-will or negativity involved when making his decision to exit the band.
In his statement, the ex-bassist mentioned that he was working on “new music projects in a various pool of genres.” That said, it looks like Prblm Chld is one of the many things Thorpe-Evans is dipping into, and we can’t wait to hear more.
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