Phum Viphurit, Estef
Phum Viphurit is a singer-songwriter based in Bangkok, Thailand. He writes charmingly and irresistibly inviting music—his interpretation of alternative indie-pop soars with buoyant melodies and comfortably familiar themes of finding your own voice and exploring your place in the world.
Phum gained international recognition in 2018 from his dance floor-filler single, “Lover Boy,” following his sleeper hit, “Long Gone,” in 2017, with an accompanying music video directed by Phum himself. The latter single was off his first studio album, Manchild, released under Thai independent record label, Rats Records. The nine-track LP navigates coming-of-age discoveries of self-identity, first love, desire, passion, and building his dreams from his native of Thailand and New Zealand, where he was raised.
His meteoric rise to international recognition paved for three highly successful overseas tours headline shows and premier billing at music festivals—in Asia, Europe, and the United States, as well as sold-out local shows in Thailand. He’s set out to return to Europe in Summer 2019 following a second sold-out Asia tour in Spring 2019, which includes Japan’s Summer Sonic Festival and his sold-out headline show at Esplanade in Singapore, which was attended by 1,600 fans.
Phum’s music has reached an international audience, gaining a record-breaking 16 million streams on Spotify across 65 countries last year. On his latest single, “Hello, Anxiety,” Phum approaches a somber topic with an interior perspective—and adds texture with lofty synths and funk elements to his signature brand of soul and indie-pop. It was released in March this year, with already 5 million views on YouTube.
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