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.
“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…