A classically trained pianist, SYML didn’t foray into more personal work until part way through his university studies. The outcome is raw, emotional, and, true to his name, syml (“simple” in Welsh).
His first project was an indie rock band called ‘Barcelona,’ which he started straight out of college in 2005. Barcelona’s music was featured on shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, and played on some of the biggest stages across the world. That project came to an end because he said he and his fellow band members both had young families and had been touring for a long time.
“The plan for SYML was just to release songs one by one and get them on TV shows, but then a bit of momentum picked up, and here I am touring again,” Fennell said. “It’s great because I get to see all these new cities, but I wish my family could have come along.”
Much of that success was fueled by his single “Where’s My Love,” which recently went gold here in Canada, and has 145 million streams worldwide. It was also used in the Olympics!
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