Posts Tagged ‘felicity’

May 22, 2018

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.

July 1, 2017

Liverpool’s The Night Café are preparing to release a sophomore EP this fall, and I’m absolutely in love with the first taste off the record. A whirlwind of angular post-punk guitars greets our ears in Felicity’s opening bars before the dashing lads drop some jaunting infectious vocals that evoke The Wombats and Circa Waves. Felicity is upbeat yet darker, as if punctuated with some delicious bursts of moody Joy Division. You can purchase Felicity from iTunes, here. I have a feeling it’s going to be a fine year for The Night Café fans like me. That new EP can’t come any sooner, but we have to wait till October.

February 1, 2017

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January 31, 2017

Felicity has a colorful past. The 18 year old artist was born in Australia, raised in Cape Town, and currently resides in New York City. Judging by her brilliant new single Pilot With A Fear Of Heights, she’s going to have a remarkable future, too. The sheer power that meets our ears is awe-inspiring. Felicity’s husky magnetic vocals evoke a striking combination of Florence Welch, Adele, and Sia, while her feisty jubilant soul and pop anthem bursts with spirited energy. Pilot With A Fear Of Heights, aside from possibly winning the crown for most ironic title ever, is full of life. In fact, it’s larger than life. Like Florence Welch likes to do, we want to kick off our shoes and dance barefoot, jangling bangles and all, to this triumphant song.