Phil Crown “Pick Up The Phone”

Oakland’s emerging new sensation Phil Crown releases the visuals for “Pick Up the Phone”, the first track off his debut album.
Pop artist on the rise Phil Crown isn’t necessarily a new face to the music scene; currently residing in Oakland, California, he has been producing behind the scenes for many notable artists over the last few years. Now, Phil is stepping into the spotlight and releasing his debut EP next month; he just dropped the first single and video “Pick Up The Phone.” off the upcoming Desert Son EP.


Crown is smooth, calm and collective but goes all the way in for the visuals. The groovy tune is a brilliant blend of pop, 80’s elements and modern electronic sensibilities layered by Phil’s solid vocal performance. “Pick Up the Phone” is the first track off his debut album, which is a release in collaboration with Machat Records in association with Hippos and Tanks.

The stunning visual is an action packed mini-movie and was shot by the talented Damien Sandoval. Traveling across the world and using Japan as his canvas, Phil created a thrilling cinematic short story for his new single that will keep you watching till the very

end. “I loved shooting in Japan and most of this video was shot guerrilla style. Many of the guys in the video are real Yakuza members and the car I was driving in the video was actually owned by a Yakuza boss.” Crown says on making the video.

The dance-infused pop song captures the struggle a girl has when she’s feeling stuck in a moment of her life, not going anywhere. Phil Crown explains the lyrics: “‘Pick Up the Phone’ is a metaphor to tell her to start making something of herself. Like a wake up call, ‘tell me how you want it’ and I can give it to you, as soon as you’re ready to listen.”

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