Making a momentous return, LaGrange, GA singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and vocal dynamo Philmon Lee is back with a brand-new single entitled “Baby Don’t Cry” [feat. Young Thug]. Get it HERE via Epic Records and watch the official music video HERE.
The track illustrates the buzzing artist’s progression and spotlights his immediately arresting vocals front-and-center. Sonically, it merges a head-nodding guitar riff, piano, and irresistible beat-craft boosted by finger-snaps. Philmon’s vocals alternate between a falsetto-spiked pre-chorus and a chantable refrain, “If you were mine, I would never hurt you. I’d love you all day forever and always.” Then, there’s Thug’s otherworldly and off-kilter flow, adding another dimension altogether. The song came to life in the wake of Thug professing his fandom for Philmon over the past few years and even theorizing on social media he might headline the Super Bowl halftime show one day.
In the accompanying video, Philmon strolls into a bar only to partake in the exact scene he sings about as he uplifts the spirit of a tearful young lady. Simultaneously, Thug cruises in a classic car and raps into the rearview mirror.
About the track, Philmon commented, “It was really a blessing. Thug heard a couple of my tracks and wanted to meet me. I went to the studio, and I played him a bunch of records. A couple of weeks later, we got together again, and he hopped on ‘Baby Don’t Cry’. Honestly, he’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. He’s really humble, and he gave me a lot of gems about the industry. Lyrically, it’s about a girl whose feelings are hurt by another dude, and you’re trying to relate to her and let her know you’re the better option.”Philmon dropped his 706 EP to critical acclaim in 2021 after a string of buzzy singles that showcase his raw, one-in-a-generation talent. Along the way, he received critical praise from publications as diverse as Paste Magazine, American Songwriter, Flaunt Magazine, and more. Right now, he’s prepping more music for release in 2023. Stay tuned!