Prblm Chld is the brainchild of Fil Thorpe, founding member of pop-punk band Neck Deep. With this project, Thorpe bridges the gap between his roots in the punk/alt scene, with a less-explored, cult corner of emotional EDM, expanding on the industry niche. On December 17, he further solidified his prominence on the electronic music circuit with “14U,” a track Prblm Chld teamed up with Emerald Lake for to release on bitbird.
“14U”’s slowed vocal treatments, paired with lyrics that highlight the insecurities often juxtaposed with romance and heartbreak, creates a moving and moody track. The track evokes feelings of giving your all to someone while knowing your efforts may never be reciprocated.
Though “14U” serves as Prblm Chld’s debut on bitbird, the EDM community is no stranger to his name. The producer has smashed several high-profile remixes, including Marshmello’s “OK Not To Be OK (feat. Demi Lovato),” and All Time Low’s “Monsters (feat. blackbear.)” Pop-punk fans will surely recognize his moniker from tours with legacy acts such as Blink-182, New Found Glory, and Good Charlotte.
Prblm Chld is well versed in his craft; his diversified musical background gives him a paramount authenticity to release original, cross-genre, music, with “14U” being a perfect example of this. Prblm Chld’s only getting started, as he’s set to release a full EP with bitbird next year. Give the first track a listen and look out for more coming soon!