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Brian Fennell is a student of simplicity. As SYML (pronounced "simmel"), which translates to "simple" in Welsh, Fennell writes emotive songs that capture the ethos of his musical persona. Ultimately his songs are a kind and truthful depiction of emotion grounded by his gut-wrenching vocal delivery. His eponymous self titled debut album (SYML) will release May 3, 2019 and is mixed by Grammy award winning engineer Joe Visciano (Beck, Adele), SYML by SYML is 12 tracks of transcendent and emotional dream-pop, synth-rock, and cathartic, uplifting emotion. Additional album standouts including "Bed," "Girl" and "Connor" touch upon reflections on fatherhood, family and overcoming hardship. The album also includes breakout single, "Where's My Love," which has over 300 million combined streams and over 20 placements and is Certified Platinum in Canada and Gold in the Netherlands, Ireland and Belgium
'Where's My Love' by SYML positively distinguishes itself on INDIE OBSESSIVE playlist
The outstanding emotive song of 2016 has surfaced. It's entitled "Where's My Love." The piano isn't complex. Nor is the support by the strings (cello, right?). The vocals aren't demanding. But the elements are combined in a manner that positively distinguishes the song from others in our playlist. "Where's My Love" is a track by SYML, which is the performance name of Brian Fennell. He was a founding...
SYML's debut album is anything but / IRISH TIMES
Adopted as a child, SYML ( former frontman of indie band Barcelona) discovered that his biological parents are Welsh, fuelling his curiosity about identity. Swinging between sensitive pop-rock songs destined for the charts, such as the punchy and empathic Break Free, and experimental electronic songs, the singer-songwriter lays out all the elements of his life that define him. In a ...
SYML performs 'The BIrd' live at Provenance in Philadelphia
Brian Fennell is a student of simplicity. As SYML (pronounced "simmel"), which translates to "simple" in Welsh, Fennell writes emotive songs that capture the ethos of his musical persona. Ultimately his songs are a kind and truthful depiction of emotion grounded by his gut-wrenching vocal delivery. His eponymous self titled debut album (SYML) will release May 3, 2019 and is mixed by Grammy award winning ...
SYML set for Easy Street Records in-store before sold out Columbia City Theater show / West Seattle blog
Join West Seattle for a very special solo acoustic performance from SYML at Easy Street Records in The Junction, hours before his SOLD OUT show at Columbia City Theater, Tuesday, April 16th – 6 pm. There will be a signing and advanced album playback to follow. Hear the new album two weeks early! Everyone is welcome to attend the show on a first come, first serve basis. Brian Fennell is a s...
SYML shares 'The Bird' video and announces extensive US/Euro tour / VENTS
Having recently announced his self-titled debut album, set for release on May 3rd, today Seattle based artist and producer SYML (AKA Brian Fennell) is excited to share the official video for his critically acclaimed single, "The Bird." The video was shot by Seattle director Hayley Young and features Tacoma-based, self-taught dancer and choreographer Larieza Leigh Smith, who SYML discovered via Instagram ...