phem treated fans to a free livestream concert on Thursday night called Pheelings Fest, sponsored by Arizona Iced Tea. The show featured five headliners, including phem herself, as well as three special guests who joined the main acts onstage. In case you missed the electrifying stream, here’s a rundown of who took to the stage:
Alice Longyu Gao
Alice certainly set the stage for an energetic show, playing several fun hyperpop songs to help get the viewers hyped up. In addition to playing some unreleased material, she played already-loved songs like “I ❤ Harajuku”:
Though she had the shortest set of the main acts, WRENN stood out with her beautiful vocals and a white slip dress covered in purple paint. Her stunning, stripped-back performance stood out among the other drum-heavy, intense sets.
Royal and the Serpent
Vocal powerhouse Ryan Santiago, who performs as Royal and the Serpent, rocked the stage with some of her biggest hits, including “I Can’t Get High” and “Choke.” She also brought phem onstage to debut their yet-to-be-released collab “Girls,” which will definitely be on all our playlists once it comes out!
Chri$tian Gate$ made an appearance to perform his remix of “Overwhelmed” with Royal and the Serpent. Royal’s set was full of energy as-is, but this cameo really took it to the next level. They make a great pair and we hope the two work together again in the future!
Sueco the Child
Sueco the Child brought fun, youthful energy to the Pheelings Fest stage, performing fan favorites like “fast” as well as several unreleased songs. We can’t wait for those teased songs to appear on streaming services!
As Sueco the Child’s special guest, PMBata performed his bouncy track “Run,” while Sueco hopped on for a verse and backing vocals. He made Sueco’s set even more exciting than it already was, and we’re so glad he got to make an appearance.
Tyler Posey made a splash with his recent phem collab “Shut Up,” and the two took to the stage together to perform an acoustic version of the song, making it both the first performance of the track as well as the first time fans got to hear it acoustic.
The show’s curator brought the festival to a close with an exhilarating set filled with fan-favorite tracks and two songs that came out the next day: “American Beauty” and “Congratulations.” It was the perfect way to end such an exciting night, and we’re so grateful phem put this festival together!
If you were lucky enough to score tickets to the Zoom afterparty, you were treated to a special acoustic performance from Toronto-based alternative artist Elko! They’ve been friends with phem since she hopped on a remix of their song “Drunk and Out of Town” last summer.
Did you get to catch Pheelings Fest? Who was your favorite act?
Hi! I’m Madison Murray, a pop culture and music writer who also loves writing about lifestyle and fashion. I have credits on sites like TREMG, The Honey POP, Genius, Young Hollywood, and Audible Addixion, as well as my own Melodic Musings blog. Find me on socials @madisonmwrites!