{ #JAM }: Phantoms – Broken Halo [f/ Nicholas Braun]

I’m infatuated with another name that’s you looking for a night with me, let’s get situated…

Featuring :: Phantoms – Broken Halo [f/ Nicholas Braun]

Blogger Shannon Silver of Champagne at Shannon's talks music every Friday!

Friday, Friday, Friday – so lovely to see you again!

Not sure if it was just me, but man, what a week – seriously non-stop. The good news is we are at 99% on what’s going on with me and by the time the next music post is published – aka next Friday – it will be 100%. I’m stoked to fill y’all in. Stay tuned 🙂

Also, I’ve been super inspired all week and I’ve kept a notebook of post ideas, the direction I am about to go with this blog, & more.

Anyways, let’s get into the song.

I really just can’t get enough of it – it is so addicting.

I have a thing for songs that are upbeat & sound positive on the outside… only to have the lyrics be pretty dark (once upon a time, this was a metaphor to my life).

Other examples are The Reeling by Passion Pit or All These Things Are Gone by The Young Punx (<<< I’ve said it before, & I’ve said it again, but this is my favourite post I’ve done).

Phantoms - Broken Halo [f/ Nicholas Braun] - the title track from Phantom's EP contrasts bright synth with dark lyrics. A must for your playlist! LA Based duo, Phantoms, are the epitome of dark pop. Be sure to check out the title track from their Broken Halo EP, featuring Nicholas Braun!


Phantoms is a rad LA based duo of Vinnie & Kyle (they go by the first names) who left acting to dive into their passion for music. Their music is edgy, full of rad synths, and dark pop. Read more about them here.

The title track from their “Broken Halo” EP is the epitome of dark pop.

It’s all about being completely lost, not finding love, fighting demons, giving into vices… you know. It’s a very interesting contrast with the upbeat pop vibes.

Actor Nicholas Braun provides the vocals and his voice is absolutely stunning. It really is a perfect match.

The very well made video stars a runaway bride gone wild. Cheeky!

I personally love how the song transforms as it goes. As I write these, I keep the song on repeat one until I hit publish. As this one ends and starts over on itself again, it sounds like an entirely different song! It’s amazing how seamless they transition it all.

Give it a listen & let me know what you think! If you like Disclosure, you will love them. Do you have any favourite songs with the upbeat yet dark contrast? Let me know!

x Shannon


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