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FELIXITY – Photo Credit: Steve Gullick
An emerging artist with a great vibe in her own right, Britain’s Felixity reveals her latest offering – the Oberkon Remix of her debut single ‘You&Me’, released just two months ago to this day, right before the big coronavirus shook up the world as we knew it.
With hints of such artists as Jessie Reyes, Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa and Pussycat Dolls, the Oberkon Remix was created by a trio of heavy hitters: Andy Spaceland (a.k.a. Andy Jenks), part of Alpha and 5 Billion in Diamonds with Butch Vig; Jay Reynolds, notable mixer for the likes of Dua Lipa, Liam Gallagher, MIST, Fred Again, Gabrielle, Paloma Faith and Pixie Lott; and producer David Francolini. This is a high energy hi-flying reworking that both Andrew Weatherall and Timbaland would be proud of had they come up with it.
The original track ‘You&Me’ is a strong and savory first taste of Felixity’s debut album ‘Love Sick’, for which the next single ‘Twisted Love’ will be released on April 24 via Komplex Recordings. ‘You&Me’ is a hyper-real and joyful gem that shines in an auto-tuned pop landscape. Equally street-smart-urban and classic chanteuse, her remarkable voice and effortless range make an impactive introduction.
Felixity’s cool, hauntingly beautiful tone is fused with a world class dynamic production; washes of orchestral uplift and wonderful musicianship weaving soulfully funky, R&B vibes. The deep groove, broad sonic palette and positive message should resonate with all generations of music lovers.
“I often write about things that have hurt me, music is the easiest place I can put the things in my head because I find it simpler to sing about things than say them. I’ve opened up a lot about myself in these songs so I hope someone out there hears them and feels a little bit less alone,” says Felixity.
Recorded in London, Bristol, Brighton, Berlin and Geneva, this album was mastered by Brian Lucey (Katy Perry, Shania Twain, Liam Gallagher, Hatchie, Green Day) at Magic Garden Mastering and mixed by Cenzo Townsend at Decoy Sound. Some other big names are also involved in this album, including Angelo Bruschini of Massive Attack and Alex Lee of Goldfrapp, Placebo, Strangelove and Suede.
The Love Sick LP was produced and engineered at Komplex Studio by David Francolini, who has been operating Komplex studios out of Bristol, but has now moved operations to the French Alps.
“Given the confessional nature of Felixity’s lyrics, it was important to create a dramatic soundscape; a cinematic and lush harmonic bed on top of which her wonderful voice could sit and her stories’ meanings be amplified. I have shapeshifted the feel of the songs throughout the record so it feels like the emotional journey that the lyrics portray. All quite conceptual really, but always keeping it uncluttered, funky, simple, and the groove deep,” says producer David Francolini.
Her forthcoming collection of 10 deeply personal songs is part confessional, part exorcism and all infused with her extraordinary voice and street smart lyrics. Inspired by The Weeknd (Trilogy), Etta Bond, J Cole, Anderson Paak, KAYTRANADA and Jhene Aiko, Felixity’s songs, which were written at the very end of last year, takes the listener on a poetic journey to the heart of the singer.
This collection of songs of love and loss are just the tip of the iceberg of what is to come. Living between Bristol, London and Brighton, Felixity has several albums planned for 2020 and is already back in the studio to record the second.
As for many artists, the live shows planned in support of this album have been postponed. Nonetheless, Felixity is hoping to perform again later in the summer, current environment permitting.
As of April 17, ‘You&Me (Oberkon Remix)’ will be available across all the main digital platforms, including Apple Music and Spotify. On April 24, the next single ‘Twisted Love’ will be released, followed by the full Love Sick album on May 1 via Komplex Recordings. The album can currently be pre-ordered from Apple Music
SINGLE/ REMIX CREDITS
Felixity – vocals
Dekel Shula Adin – bass
Dean Frechtman – guitar
Ziv Sobelman-Yamin – Rhodes piano
Angelo Bruschini (Massive Attack) – guitar
Alex Lee (Goldfrapp, Placebo, Strangelove, Suede) – guitar
Martin Eden and David Francolini – strings
David Francolini – drums, percussion & multiple instruments
Mixed by Cenzo Townsend at Decoy Sound
Mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering
Produced and engineered by David Francolini
‘You&Me’ written by F. Abbott, D. Francolini and S. Clines
Oberkon Remix by Andy Spaceland, Jay Reynolds and David Francolini
Also check out Felixity’s video for the original version, created by Alex Rozerot Kirkwood and edited by Charles Gamble: