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EXCLUSIVE: Queer band PHNTMS drops their newest single “Carabelle”


Anyone thirsting for some pop music with an LGBTQ twist, look no further than “Carabelle,” the latest single from the band PHNTMS.

For that matter, anyone in need of a tender, folksy love ballad should look no further, either. “Carabelle” finds PHNTMS opining for a lost love, the kind of relationship that is utterly toxic, but totally irresistible as well.

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“Carabelle is what you get after a toxic relationship ends,” the band told us. “One day, they will hear this song and it will hurt. It’s the visual of a heartbreaking after spending five years traveling to a different state to make a relationship work out. That feeling of being completely in love and even though there were red flags, you still choose to be with this person. Everyone has a Carabelle.”

The gender-neutral lyrics and sexual ambiguity of the song also suit the band’s reputation. Half of PHNTMS identifies as part of the queer community, and the group has made it a priority to pen songs that appeal to the LGBTQ experience. As a band that has performed openers for Kings of Leon, The 1975 and Fitz & The Tantrums, they’re considered a group with a bright future.

Have a watch and a listen. We know you know what they’re singing about…

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