With five historic albums and a recent Grammy nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album under their belt; Ten City, comprising of Byron Stingily (lead singer, songwriter) and one of electronic music’s most renowned producers Marshall Jefferson release the new single ‘A Girl Named Phil’ on Patrick Moxey’s ascending Helix Records label.
Enduring a new musical chapter in a long-respected career the band’s latest record is dazzling and distinctively Ten City, a beautiful deep dive into the archives that contain the band’s warm, timeless career glow.
Ten City are best known for releasing iconic records such as ‘That’s The Way Love Is’ which reached the UK’s Top 10 and ‘Right Back To You’. Releasing their debut album Foundation’ in 1989, Ten City then followed up with their ‘State Of Mind’ LP in 1990, the ‘No House Big Enough’ LP in 1992 and finally their ‘That Was Then, This is Now’ album in 1994. Their music and positive messages have helped to heal divisions and propel House music’s blossoming legacy.
Ten City reformed in 2021 with the studio album “Judgement” delivering their first original music together in over two and a half decades.
The smooth, creative partnership between Stingily and Jefferson always shines brilliantly in their music, but it’s their friendship and truthful songwriting together that creates a dream collaboration – qualities that set Ten City apart from their contemporaries.
“Many songs in our past have reflected on dealing with breakups, makeups, and falling in love. “A Girl Named Phil” looks at modern world relationships and changing roles. Breaking up can be difficult and the track discusses added layers of frustration, inadequacy, and feelings of rejection. This is our attempt to say something different after decades in music.” – Byron Stingily
Confident and refined “A Girl Named Phil” has immaculate production and is a declaration of Ten City’s enduring craftsmanship cementing their status as house music icons.
At the intersection of house and disco Byron fully invests in the songs’ underlying emotion; an infectiously joyous and vocally intimate performance, carrying an ecstatic message of love over bellowing strings.
Ten City’s much respected, anthemic house music continues to resonate with, precise, dazzling magic, a jubilant first nod to a new forthcoming album infused with the real spirit of disco that makes more than a heady argument for positivity and joy.
Ten City – ‘A Girl Named Phil’ is out now via Helix Records.