‘Welcome to the place that I call home…’
FELICITY paint a picture of an idyllic seaside where you can ‘forget life’ with their latest song ‘The City Beautiful’. The Orlando-based rock band, formed in 2013, have released an ode to their Floridian hometown and will make you feel like you’re a teen beach-dweller, driving a beat-up Mustang down a dead straight American highway all the way to that sweet, sweet coast. The band’s sound is highly comparable to Wales’ Neck Deep, whom FELICITY cites as one of their influences. As a bonus, if you’re missing the football chants after the FIFA World Cup this summer, you’ll be glad that there’s plenty of na-na-nas to join in with.
Tyler Dennett, the band’s drummer, is the one burning the calories on this track. The percussion provides the backbone to that typical pop-punk feel. His ‘fun fact’ featured in the music video (which is worth a watch) is that he loses his wallet daily. What a nightmare, Tyler.
FELICITY is signed to Australia label Penultimate Records, who claim to attract ‘artists that have experienced the pitfalls and negative elements of the music industry’. Luckily, it seems that FELICITY has avoided falling in these aforementioned pits, winning awards such as the 2017 Fort Rock Festival and the 2016 Ernie Ball Vans Warped Tour for Orlando on their journey.
The band is growing too, having signed with one of the biggest tour promoters in Europe, who have on their books the likes of Chance the Rapper, Eminem and the man, the myth, the legend…Lemar. Their continued work with producer Andrew Wade, who has worked with the likes of A Day to Remember, Neck Deep, Motionless in White and The Ghost Inside, will only benefit their sound and has produced promising results so far.
The band’s interests on Facebook include high-fives, and they deserve one for ‘The City Beautiful’. Given their trajectory, there’s no doubt there are bigger things to come.