SYML Shares New Single “Clean Eyes”; On Tour Now
September 21, 2018 BY Nettwerk
Seattle artist and producer SYML is excited to share his latest single, “Clean Eyes.” When asked about the track, Brian Fennell (SYML) said, “I wrote ‘Clean Eyes’ as an outlet to express my least favorite thing about myself, that I’m a cynic. I think that is one of the most ugly traits a person can have. Somehow, I found someone who loves me through my cynicism, and shows me the world through her beautiful and honest lens.” He added, “I’ve been writing and producing a lot of material this year as I work towards an album. This is really the first song we approached with more of a ‘band’ mentality. It was a fun challenge because of the contrast between the intimate lyrics and anthemic choruses.” The song follows his August releases of new music, an early version of “Girl,” and a darker, beat driven song “WDWGILY.” “Clean Eyes” is a sticky, anthemic track that showcases Fennell’s ability to write and produce an indie pop song while staying true to his emotive lyric style and heart wrenching vocal range.
STREAM (AND SHARE) “CLEAN EYES”:
Last week SYML kicked off his worldwide headline Where Did We Go Tour in Montreal where he played to a sold-out crowd at La Tulipe. He went on to headline Toronto, Buffalo, New York City and Boston and will play Philadelphia tonight then continue across U.S. and Canada through October with stops in most major cities including Chicago, Los Angeles and Portland. The tour will wrap up in Europe on November 17th. A full list of dates can be found below.
WATCH SYML PERFORM LIVE AT BILLBOARD MAGAZINE’S OFFICE IN NYC HERE.
SYML’s breakout single “Where’s My Love” has achieved Gold certification in Canada, The Netherlands and Belgium and is nearing 200 million combined streams worldwide with over 50+ million YouTube views.
Brian Fennell began to write and record under the name SYML (which means “simple in Welsh”) in 2016. He has spent the last year either on the road or in his home studio working on his debut album (TBA, 2019).
WHERE DID WE GO TOUR DATES:
9/21 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
9/22 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
9/23 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
9/24 Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin College
9/25 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
9/26 Milwaukee, WI @ The Backroom at Colectivo Coffee
9/27 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
9/29 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
10/11 Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
10/16 San Diego, CA@ The Casbah
10/17 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
10/18 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
10/19 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
10/20 Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
10/25 Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial
10/26 Victoria, BC@ Capital Ballroom
10/27 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
11/5 Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
11/6 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
11/8 London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall
11/9 Paris, FR @ Point Ephémère
11/10 Cologne, DE @ Artheatre
11/11 Leuven, BE @ Het Depot
11/13 Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg Pandora
11/14 Groningen, NL @ Lutherse Kerk
11/15 Hamburg, DE @ Nochtwache
11/16 Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
11/17 Munich, DE @ Milla