SYML is the solo venture of Brian Fennell who previously was part of the indie band Barcelona. SYML released his debut EP, Hurt for Me, on September 9, 2016 through Nettwerk Records.
Life and career
Brian Fennell was born on January 16, 1983 in Issaquah, Washington. After living in several places in and around Seattle, he's since returned to his hometown and lives there currently where he writes and produces out of a home studio.Fennell started playing piano at a young age, and wrote his first song when he was 18 years old as a coping mechanism after the death of a schoolmate. After high school, he attended Whitworth University where he got a degree in Music Education with an emphasis in percussionFennell currently performs under the solo project SYML. It means "simple" in Welsh, and is pulled from his own personal heritage. He was adopted as a child, and later in life found out that his biological parents are Welsh. His experience grappling with both his adoption and heritage are influences in his songwriting. After his song "Where's My Love" was used on the popular drama TV show Teen Wolf, the song charted for 20 weeks on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart. In 2018, the song received Gold certification in Canada and Belgium, and held the #1 spot on Canada's CBC Top 20 charts twice. "Where's My Love" was also featured prominently in the official trailer for the 2018 motion picture Adrift.