Photo: Lewis Vorn

Phoebe Green turns indecision into charismatic art-pop in “Make It Easy”

Manchester talent Phoebe Green is currently on tour supporting Self Esteem, with similar slots underscoring Everything Everything and Baby Queen coming, but, more importantly, she has her own project on the way – and today she drops the first taster, “Make It Easy”.

On the song, Green says: “The lyrics themselves express the age old dilemma of letting myself get in the way of myself, wanting to be with someone but not wanting to make the first move, it’s possibly the most lighthearted song I’ve ever written and I love it.” 

Hovering into earshot on a bed of zapping synths and stylishly programmed drums, the slickness of “Make It Easy” belies the awkwardness at play in Green’s words. While she can act the cool, clever woman on the outside, inside she’s wracked with indecision; “I’ve got too much pride to set myself up for rejection / I let too many opportunities slide before I lay out my intentions,” she admits, before dreaming “wish I could be that bitch that lets it slip off my tongue like it’s nothing.” She’s tying herself in knots trying not to overplay her hand, resulting in a sexual tension that’s electrifying to observe, especially when it’s housed among such bright and infectious pop production. “Let’s make it easy,” she pleads in the chorus – but the titillating torture is so delectable to listen to.

Watch the video for “Make It Easy” below or find it on streaming platforms.

Phoebe Green is promising a new project sometime this year, so stay locked on her Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.

You can catch her at these dates:

23 Mar | Cathedral, Manchester*
24 Mar | Kentish Town Forum, London*
25 Mar | Octagon, Sheffield*

5 Apr | O2 Academy, Liverpool+
7 Apr | Waterfront, Norwich+
8 Apr | Academy, Manchester+
9 Apr | O2 Academy, Birmingham+
13 Apr | The Roundhouse, London+

19 Apr | Patterns, Brighton^
20 Apr | The Deaf Institute, Manchester^
21 Apr | Brudenell Social Club, Leeds^
23 Apr | King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow^
24 Apr | DIY Alive Festival, London
27 Apr | Electric Ballroom, London^

*supporting Self Esteem
+supporting Everything Everything
^supporting Baby Queen