Born in Thailand but raised in New Zealand since he was nine, Phum Viphurit is the stage name of affable 22-year-old singer and songwriter, Viphurit “Phum” Siritip. Having grown up outside of Thailand, Phum speaks English as his first language and is more comfortable using it when writing and singing songs.
“Lover Boy” is the name of his latest—and probably his most popular—song from his yet-tobe- named second album. The music video has already earned more than a million views on YouTube—and counting. The song’s popularity is attributed to a combination of sweet lyrics and a catchy Neo Soul melody.