Call Him Lover Boy
Phum Viphurit, on his inspirations and how he wants people to feel about his music.
Thai- born, New Zealand- raised singersongwriter Phum Vhipurit ’s sunny songs will put you in a #mood
Like a ray of sunshine that keeps you warm or the serenity you feel hearing the ocean waves, that’ s how Phum Viphurit’s music will make you f eel. Born in Thailand and raised in New Zealand, Phum may just be the next big thing in the in die music scene. With over 26 million views on his latest single‘ Lover Boy ’, Phum managed to solidify and expand his fanbase worldwide when he was noticed by tr ending social media channel, 88rising.
The 22- year- old singer started writing his own songs when he was 17 and has since grown into a pretty consistent hit- maker. Limiting Phum to one genre wouldn’t do him justice. He uses a hybrid of different genres—like folk, funk, and alternative—in his own songwriting to form a diverse body of mellow yet distinct original music .“My objective is to make people forget all the bad vibes and have a great time listening to it[ his music ]. That’s all I want ,” he told # TeamCLEO in an exclusive phone interview. Phum just finished as old-out tour in the US, but admits that he didn’t expect this at all .“This year when I graduated, I wanted to take a gap year. I definitely wanted to travel the world, learn how to be a bari sta and work in coffee shops—nothing more than that.
“But I’ m grateful that the timing of my life has worked out really well, and now I guess I get to work and travel. I get to play music for all these new people I’ ve never met before. Yeah, it’ s been crazy—to go to the States where the majority of my fan base is so amazing,” Phum gushed.
MEET THE MAN(CHILD)
When i t comes to musical i nfluences, Phum admits t hat t here i sn’t a specific artist t hat he i dolises, but r ather a mixture of different artists. But i f he really
Phum at a puppet show in Tainan, Taiwan
The album artwork for Phum’s first album ’Manchild’