By: Seamus Fay
About a month back, Lord Felix dropped a track titled “Voice Memo #134” without much warning or any hint at a grand scheme, and today he’s finally back with “Voice Memo #157”, the second edition of the series and possibly part of a voice memo EP???
The new release features a verse from Felix over Injury Reserve’s newest single “North Pole”, and it definitely follows up the first installment in fitting fashion with its detailed descriptions of the most personal struggles in Felix’s life and plethora of emotion and sadness in a time where the rising artist was clearly at one of his most vulnerable stages. He starts the song off, “My pride won’t let me make amends/ So I’m screaming to my sky I miss my friend”, following the lyrics with distant recollections of hostile situations and memoirs of the depressive state that has become such a big part of his life.
Although the bangers are great, I have more respect and appreciation for releases like this one just because of how personal they are. It isn’t easy to put all your passion and life into a verse and for Felix to do it so effectively is surely something to pay attention to; This skill is one of many reasons why I’d bet the house on the Brockton native doing some real damage once his project Flowers drops. I also just want to mention how unafraid he is of mentioning specific situations causing this sadness that may be gray areas to talk about. There’s no doubt in my mind that some of the people he talks about hear his music, and to leave it all out there for the listener to relate to and find comfort in no matter what repercussions may come is incredibly respectable. Listen to “Voice Memo #157” below: