phem has released a new collab with Waterparks’ Awsten Knight

After previously touring the U.S. and Europe together, phem and Waterparks have teamed up for a brand-new single, cheerleader.

phem has released a new collab with Waterparks’ Awsten Knight
Emily Carter
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phem has unveiled a brand-new single featuring Waterparks frontman Awsten Knight.

Having previously toured the U.S. and Europe with the trio, the alt.pop star has now recruited singer Awsten for a song called cheerleader – and phem explains that the track is an “anthem” that “tells it like it really is”.

“cheerleader is the song that encourages you to keep going, and give yourself a little credit for never giving up,” phem reveals. “I’ve always had to be my biggest cheerleader… especially during my darkest moments. The moments only I could pull myself out of. This song is for all the people who dropped off. Who left me to pick up the pieces and figure it out by myself. It's all good. I'm doing even better without you.”

Speaking about working with Awsten, phem adds: “It came together pretty organically. I posted a snippet of me singing the song on my Insta and then Awsten hit me up about it… he said he really liked it… which was like the biggest compliment in the world. Waterparks had already had me on both their U.S. and European tour, so it was cool to finally make some art together.

“He’s unbelievable in so many ways. I really look up to him as an artist and songwriter… he inspires me to push myself and keep improving. He’s the real deal… it’s an honour to have him on my song.”

Watch the video for cheerleader below:

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