FELIVAND has been the sweetest treat of my week so far after discovering the beautiful talent through my discover weekly playlist. During a night of mindless scrolling, my attention was waring thin as I wasn’t able to find any new tunes that sparked my interest. Right before throwing in the towel for the night, I came across a song called, “Ebb & Flow” that completely changed the trajectory of my evening. I must’ve played the song on repeat for about 3 hours because all of a sudden, it was 4am without any time seeming to have passed by. Once I listened enough, it was time to focus on the individual who crafted such a masterpiece and it was at this moment when I became obsessed with Australian based artist, FELIVAND. 21-year-old Felicity Vanderveen AKA FELIVAND is the next best thing to come out of Australia and her music is nothing but sheer proof of that statement. The young artist sings with the passion and conviction of a seasoned superstar while maintaining the grace and young beauty that her age reflects. Certain artists only come around once in a while. I’m talking about the Greats. The artists who shift culture. The …

Midsummer Sun – [FELIVAND] x [Alan McConnel]

21-year-old producer, singer and songwriter FELIVAND returns with her latest single “Midsummer Sun.” Following her lead single “Trajectory,” which received praise from us at Lyrical Lemonade, COLORS, NME (Australia), and more, “Midsummer Sun” serves as the second track off the rising Australian neo-soul artist’s forthcoming second EP Nerve, which is due on October 16th. According to the singer, Nerve represents a maturation of her sound; a seamless transition into a slinkier, darker shade of pop that broadens her creative horizons. The project also captures the natural element of anticipatory rush that an artist experiences while coming of age. Co-written & co-produced by Allan McConnel, “Midsummer Sun” dreamily lulls the listener with nostalgia before revealing the vibrancy that lies underneath.  In an artistically acute fashion, FELIVAND employs the painful pull of caring for someone who doesn’t care enough for themselves; she details the helplessness and questioning of watching them give into their own self-destructive tendencies. The strikingly resolute synth chords, crunchy percussion, and warm earthy melodies of FELIVAND bridge the smooth styles of Jorja Smith and Solange, with shades of IGOR-era Tyler, the Creator. Along with this new single, I’ve had the unique privilege of listening to FELIVAND’s upcoming EP, which is simply stunning in every regard. Had she not been one of my favorite vocalists before, Nerve all but …

Trajectory – [FELIVAND]

I first heard of FELIVAND, a phenomenally gifted singer out of Brisbane Australia, when I heard her vocals on Dominic Pierce’s hit record “Still.” Real name Felicity Vanderleen, FELIVAND is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer –  all of which encompass her versatility and originality as a young, yet established artist. With a heaven-scent voice, FELIVAND frequently demonstrates capability in inflection, transitioning from high and low pitched notes with ease. Two years since “Still,” not only is FELIVAND still releasing music, but she’s exceeding her previous work; quite frankly, it’s not even close. Her latest song, “Trajectory,” is an up-beat offering with production from herself and Allan McConnell. Despite the track’s beginning subtle tempo, it gains steam rather quickly, particularly at the cue of the addictive chorus. The entire theme of the release is FELIVAND making her intentions clear (to an ex) that the respective individual is off her radar or ‘trajectory.’ Check out the creative music video below, which was directed and produced by Levi Cranston. Be sure to read the description for additional key credits as well.