Anlil ghosts you in her haunting new single and video Phantom — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Combining vulnerable lyrics and dreamy vocals with slick R&B and soothing synths, the self-described ‘sad-girl’ popster’s latest track is an evocative ballad about loving and losing.
“The intention behind writing Phantom was being as vulnerable as possible,” the Toronto singer-songwriter explains. “I had just closed a chapter of hardships in my life, and struggling to keep steady; to see eye-to-eye and tolerate those closest to me. I didn’t have any intent for what I was about to create.
“It started with synth chords, a bass line, and I then slowly began to sculpt the skeleton of Phantom in the basement of my parent’s home. I wanted to write about how I felt, the built-up tension from my pain. Phantom tells a story of a lonesome soul roaming from city to city, desperately trying to grasp onto a feeling of ‘home.’ The feeling of being alone, like a ghost and the struggle of abandonment was what influenced the words and held the structure of the story for Phantom.”
Mentored by Che Pope, Anlil enjoyed success with her Disaster single earlier this year. Constantly pushing her genre-bending sound, she also produced Villain, an edgy-grunge and gritty record mixed by Grammy-winning engineer Dacota G.