A pilot who has a fear of heights seems like an ironic tragedy, albeit a rather comic one at that, but that scenario seems to have inspired NYC based Australia-via-Cape Town newcomer Felicity to serve up some truly vivacious and feisty spirited pop for her debut. Felicity’s anthemic pop is a striking introduction to the singer songwriter, whose powerfully soulful, gravelly rich voice have been compared to the likes of Sia, Florence + the Machine, and Joss Stone. Pilot With A Fear Of Heights, which was produced by Grammy winner Brian Kierulf (Lady Gaga, Britney Spears) is a turbulence-inspired track that tackles the complex fear of destiny as it relates to love. The soaring aria features gospel-tinged back-up vocals and delicate keys, as well as Felicity’s raspy yet honeyed soprano. 

“‘Pilot with a Fear of Heights’ is a song I wrote from a timid place. I wanted so badly not to want this person but ultimately being with him was my destiny,” Felicity shares. “That’s exactly what this song is about; a fear of destiny, a pilot whose job is to literally be in the sky, navigating a plane but is ultimately terrified of the largest component of the act (the height). Conceptually I came up with the idea while actually on a plane myself. I brought the idea into the studio the next day and the song basically wrote itself. Sonically I wanted it to be turbulent, which is why the song is slow until the first chorus hits, like a jolt of unexpected turbulence in your ears, then I got the lyrics to match and from there the song felt complete.” You can also stream the single via Spotify, here.

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