PREP's Serene 'Getaway' with Phum Viphurit: A Harmonious Collaboration

London-based band PREP has once again captivated audiences with their latest single "Getaway," featuring the acclaimed Thai artist Phum Viphurit. Released through Bright Antenna Records, this collaboration has been eagerly anticipated by PREP's Southeast Asian fanbase, marking a significant moment in their musical journey.


"Getaway" delves into the complex emotions of needing a break from a situation while grappling with the reluctance to leave it behind permanently. The track resonates with listeners who find themselves torn between the desire for escape and the attachment to familiarity.

The story behind the collaboration adds depth to the song's creation. During a tour in Thailand, PREP found themselves amidst the intensity of performing their biggest shows. However, amidst the whirlwind, they connected with Phum Viphurit, who led them to a serene studio tucked away from the chaos. It was in this tranquil setting, surrounded by nature and the simple joys of children playing, that "Getaway" took shape effortlessly, embodying the essence of the moment.

PREP's journey in Asia has been transformative, shaping their musical identity and expanding their sonic possibilities. Initially conceived as a studio project, the band's success in the region, with over 500,000 monthly listeners and subscribers, propelled them onto stages across Thailand, China, and Hong Kong. Keyboardist Llywelyn ap Myrddin reflects on their time in Asia as pivotal, where they discovered the potential of their music beyond the confines of the studio.

Formed in 2015, PREP comprises vocalist-lyricist Tom Havelock, keyboardist Llywelyn Ap Myrddin, drummer Guillaume Jambel, and producer Dan Radclyffe. Together, they craft melodies that blend contemporary R&B and electronica with the smooth, nostalgic sounds of the late '70s and early '80s, often referred to as yacht rock. Despite their diverse musical backgrounds, the band members find unity in their love for this genre, infusing their compositions with a sense of familiarity and warmth.

The magic of PREP lies in their ability to reimagine classic tunes through a modern lens, drawing inspiration from their distinct musical influences. Llywelyn's classical training in composition and piano, Guillaume's ventures into house production and DJing, Dan's expertise in hip-hop production, and Tom's experience as a pop songwriter converge to create a rich tapestry of sound that is uniquely theirs.

"Getaway feat. Phum Viphurit" stands as a testament to PREP's artistic evolution and their commitment to pushing musical boundaries. As fans immerse themselves in the melodic journey crafted by these talented musicians, it's evident that PREP's collaboration with Phum Viphurit is not just a single release but a harmonious fusion of creativity and connection.