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Conversations with Phil Beach

Today we’d like to introduce you to Phil Beach.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
Today, I am proud to call myself Phil Beach and it has been a journey to self. Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, I believe it was my creative passions as a youth and my mother Virdie Davis getting me “Hooked on Phonics”, there I believe my mind exploded with words in a way wouldn’t realize until decades down the line.

Very humble beginnings combined with mistakes and life lessons have molded me into the man I am today. I loosely started writing and scribbling at a young age and it followed me to the era of my life. Noticing my passions for creativity, words, and the arts, I began intentionally writing poems, those poems eventually lead me to music.

Along my journey I taught myself graphic design and little did I know that skill would evolve into a full content creation studio. I stand before you today as Phil Beach, the artist, the musician, the poet, and senior content creator for The Creative Feel.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I, unfortunately, don’t believe I’d be who I am if not for the obstacles and hardships I’ve had to overcome. Death plays a major role in my life, after losing my father, my only paternal grandparent, my eldest brother, my sister, and as of last year my second eldest brother.

Truly, I don’t know how I’ve managed to continue down a path of hope, positivity, and peace but I am glad I have overcome those hard times. Keeping myself out of the darkness may be the biggest struggle that I’ve overcome, simply reminding myself that life is worth living and that there are people worth loving and being here for.

That only left me with one choice and that was to live my best life, love myself unconditionally while doing so, and pour into my community.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
Phil Beach delivers a refreshing sound that balances emotion and popularity in one cohesive artist. The Savannah native has always embraced his fluid qualities just like his namesake, beginning with poetry in his teenage years.

When he discovered a passion for music he immediately gravitated towards hip-hop for its lyrical similarities and grew to enjoy crafting R&B and soul music for its emotional context. Over the years, his jokingly copy of Frank Ocean’s name began to define his artistry. He would focus heavily on the “feel” of the music and make sure there was only positive energy to be found in his records.

The “beach” was also crucial to his style, as it radiates good energy and water acts as a cleanser and a purifier to the mind, body, and spirit. For the past five years, not only has he released many successful singles and projects culminating in his debut album, “Three Three Three,” he would also continue writing and publishing both poetry and novels while hosting a powerful open mic called “Creatively Crafted” in his hometown.

Now, setting the mood with a new collaborative album titled, “That’s The Mood” with artist Ray T.E. Phil Beach is much more than an artist, and he wants to put his best foot forward in every avenue of art to bring joy to the people who come across it!

Do you have recommendations for books, apps, blogs, etc?
Whew! Let me tell you, “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz changed my life and mindset. I’ll simply leave you all with them in the hope you pick up this book to dive more into yourself.

The first agreement is to be impeccable with your word, the second agreement is don’t take anything personally, the third agreement is don’t make assumptions, and the fourth and final agreement is always do your best.

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Emerald Arguelles and Jeffrey Simmons

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