Rising Australian star Thandi Phoenix drops her debut UK single, the Rudimental-produced ‘My Way,’ today via Island Records/Neon. ‘My Way’ showcases Thandi’s ability to glide effortlessly between electronic genres, blending her soulful vocals with Rudimental’s wicked drum breaks, to produce a storming track preaching a powerful message of independence.
“Thandi’s vocals are amazing! Her latest track ‘My Way’ has a lot of Rudimental elements in there, it’s got all the ingredients that make you want to jump on it and do something with it” – Rudimental
This year, the longstanding relationship between Thandi and East London collective Rudimental materialised with their first official collaboration. The friendship was born after Rudimental were blown away when they first discovered Phoenix on stage in 2015. Invited by the Rudimental boys to join them as main support on their Australian tour the next spring, they forged a close-knit bond, becoming an integral part of both Thandi’s development and discovery as an international artist. Rudimental are renowned for their involvement with launching the careers of some of today’s most successful artists including Anne-Marie, John Newman and Jess Glynne, who all got their big break collaborating with the band.
An eventful 2017 saw the Sydney-based artist touring with Tinie Tempah, Jhene Aioko, Tinashe and dance legend Pete Tong alongside his 65-piece Heritage Orchestra, before releasing her biggest tune to date, ‘Standing Too Close.’ This garnered local tastemaker support, claiming high rotation on Triple J, and now Thandi is striding into 2018 with serious momentum.
Her latest offering adds another string to Thandi’s versatile bow and, if 2017 is anything to go by, the year ahead is looking very exciting for Thandi Phoenix.