Phil Plested can’t help himself: get him started on the topic of songwriting and the cheerful musician will tell you all the myriad ways in which he’s a tried-and-true believer in the power of a well-crafted song. “That’s natural to me. That’s what I know,” the 25-year-old UK singer-songwriter says of that almost-surreal way in which a particular set of chords and words can pair with the right melody and then just when the entire world feels in total disarray suddenly it all makes complete sense.
While he readily admits “the limelight is still alien to me because I’m just an average guy who used
to have a paper route and work in a barber shop sweeping up hair,” Plested has his eyes firmly set
towards the future.