Artist Joel Phil is ready to kick off the New Year in style. Making waves with his new release, “Raise Up,” the 4-track EP brings on some impressive names for the upcoming artist. Throughout the record we hear many diverse sides of the song which shows the range of Joel Phil. Alongside the EP, he has also released a new video for the original form of the piece, which shows his New York City and musical spirit. Drawing from modern greats such as Shawn Mendes and Calvin Harris, his flow and musicality is golden…and boy will you be impressed. On both the EP and in video form, Joel Phil comes off as quite a character in the best way possible; he’s interesting, his style is fresh, and instrumentation unforgettable. If “Raise Up,” isn’t one of your new favorite songs, I’m not sure what would be.