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The Phoenix Within


Queens, New York-Based Rock Band THE PHOENIX WITHIN Release Long-Awaited New Album, “Overdue”

Over the past couple of years, Queens, New York-based rock band The Phoenix Within has released a flurry of music singles. To wrap up an eventful 2021 year which included the band landing a song on the iTunes rock charts to performing at this year’s INKcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival in Ohio and Blue Ridges Rock Festival in Virginia, the band is about to release their long-awaited full-length album titled, “OVERDUE.”

“I originally wanted to call the album OVERDO. Simply because there are so many times as an artist, musician, daughter, son, wife, husband, or a human being that we tend to overwork or overexert ourselves. I eventually changed the name to OVERDUE because it took the band three years to complete the album,” says frontman Omar Feliciano about the record, “The songs in this full length go through a wide range of emotions and topics that touch on anxiety, suicide awareness, my origins, love, hatred, and the introspection of the artist and musician, to name a few.”

The lyrics tackle a wide range of topics, including autobiographical stories about the band members, love and relationships, mental health and suicide awareness, and more, while the music showcases the various styles of rock incorporated into the band’s sound and displays their evolution as a band over the past few years.

Formed in 2013, The Phoenix Within is a rock project based out of Queens, NY. The band is fronted by singer-songwriter Omar Feliciano and is backed by bassist Nick Narlis, guitarist John Narlis, and drummer James Narlis.

The band’s discography is extensive and a direct reflection of their never-ending dedication and output. Their most recent singles (“South Ozone,” “Copycat,” “Daddy Issues,” “Hypothetical,” “Pessimist,” “Remake” and “Lacking”) each showcase very different and distinct musical elements and unique lyrical topics, ranging from autobiographical origins and self-evaluation to advising artists to embrace originality and authenticity in their own work and tales of the relentless heart and its ability to love. 

With a variety of musical influences under the rock umbrella – ranging from The Killers to Taking Back Sunday to Fall Out Boy – and lyrical inspiration taken from different personal experiences, The Phoenix Within aims to create raw, honest, and poignant music, spreading messages that listeners can relate and connect to in one way or another.

The Phoenix Within – No Big Deal

The Phoenix Within – Lacking

The Phoenix Within – Remake

The Phoenix Within – I Wouldn’t Trade You

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