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Watch: Britta Phillips (of Luna and Dean & Britta) - “Daydream” Video

Luck or Magic Out Now via Double Feature Records

May 11, 2016 Britta Phillips Bookmark and Share

Britta Phillips released her debut solo album, Luck or Magic, a couple of weeks back via Double Feature Records. Now she has shared a video for dreamy album opener, “Daydream.” Jen Campbell directed the clip, which features close-ups of Phillips’ mouth as she sings the song, intercut with ethereal images of driving and clouds, befitting the mood of the track. Watch it below and also pick up Under the Radar‘s current print magazine issue to read a new interview with Phillips on Luck or Magic (we also did a nice photo-shoot with her).

Luck or Magic contains five originals and five covers. Prior to the album’s release we were treated to the album’s first single, a cover of Evie Sands’ “One Fine Summer Morning.” Then we premiered the video for “One Fine Summer Morning,” and she shared a video for her cover of The Cars’ “Drive” and the audio for “Daydream.”

Phillips is known for several things. She’s been a member of Luna since 1999 and then was in Dean & Britta with her husband and Luna bandmate Dean Wareham. Back in the ‘80s she was the singing voice of Jem in the cult cartoon Jem and the Holograms (recently made into a poorly received live action film Phillips had a cameo in). She has also dabbled in acting, including appearing in the 1988 film Satisfaction in which she was a member of the fictional band that also included Justine Bateman and Julia Roberts.

Philips started recording the album with Scott Hardkiss, a DJ and electronic music pioneer. Philips and Hardkiss worked together on the album for a year, but in March 2013 Hardkiss unexpectedly died in his sleep at the young age of 43. She took a break from the album, but eventually regrouped with producer/mixer Eric Broucek (a house engineer for DFA).

Britta Phillips Tour Dates:

May 26 - Brooklyn, NY—Rough Trade Record (free in-store @ 7pm)
May 27 - Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House (sold out) *
May 29 - Providence, RI - Columbus Theatre *
June 20 - Los Angeles, CA - “School Night” at Bardot
Oct. 7 - London, UK - 02 Academy Islington *

*= supporting Luna


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