Lord Felix – ‘In Bloom, Forever’ Album

By: Shamus Hill

It’s been quite the 2019 so far for artists in Massachusetts, with individuals across the state working tirelessly to gain recognition for their talents. Leading the pack by example has been the city of Brockton. Just a couple of weeks ago, Luke Bar$ and Jiles dropped arguably the most potent project that the state has seen in the last few years. Quickly following in their footsteps is Lord Felix, who’s debut album In Bloom, Forever, is a sonic adventure that puts Brockton art on a pedestal.

The content of this project circulates around the various events that have occurred throughout Felix’s life that have molded him into the individual he currently is. Whether it be tumultuous relationships, the pursuit of his goals, or the things he witnessed throughout his adolescence, one parallel exists — Felix is going to continue to thrive in any situation he’s placed in. No matter the scenario, Lord Felix has an innate ability to find the silver lining, which has ultimately assisted him in becoming an extremely formidable person.

Lord Felix performing at album listening party (Photo: Marika)

Recruiting some of his closest Brockton collaborators to help perfect the album (Jiles, MEECH, Clyde Black, Luke Bar$, Ricky Felix, and more), Lord Felix excelled at ensuring that each element of this release was meaningful. Each artist featured had some of their best performances on this project, only helping to reinforce the level of talent prevalent within this area.

“Love Is Fleeting, I Promise” serves as the introduction to In Bloom, Forever, and was certainly a favorite amongst the Graduation Music staff. Full of light-hearted, peaceful guitar rifts and a wondrous vocal performance, it’s here where new listeners can grow accustomed to the vibrant “aura” that Lord Felix possesses:

“You know that the aura so infectious // I make sure that you cannot forget me”

Lord Felix – “Love Is Fleeting, I Promise”

One of the most notable aspects of In Bloom, Forever is the seemingly “random” placement of emotion within the track-list. For example “Blue Valentine” is a short offering that serves as almost a vent session for Lord Felix. The single-verse interlude is layered with Felix’s true feelings about the unclear relationship he has with someone, and just as he’s about to let go of the truth, the track swiftly cuts into “Off Fifth”, a braggadocios song where Lord Felix, Notebook P, and Clyde Black talk their shit. After this, “The Worst Summer Ever” begins which is based around the hardships that Lord Felix endured throughout a specific summer. Bouncing back and fourth between seriousness and light-heartedness, Lord Felix’s In Bloom, Forever serves as a microcosm for the impermanence of life. Tomorrow is going to be vastly different than today, and it’s all about embracing this fact so that we can go into the future with our best foot forward.

Lord Felix has been one of the most hardworking artists in the state for years now, and he’s put everything he’s learned and experienced into In Bloom, Forever. Setting the bar absurdly high for artists in Massachusetts from here-on-out, get hip to Lord Felix now before he’s an international icon.

Listen to In Bloom, Forever below:

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Lord Felix – “Nothing” [Music Video]

By: Shamus Hill

Lord Felix is a name that’s been featured on the Graduation Music site a countless amount of times, and each of these instances he’s only delivered new musical highs. The Brockton-native released “Nothing” a few months back, with it being one of our favorite releases of 2018. We’re overjoyed that Lord Felix tapped in Daymian Mejia to assist in forging the visuals for “Nothing”, with all parties bringing their talents together to knock this one out of the park.

The music video for “Nothing” features some of Lord Felix’s closest friends and collaborators all enjoying the delightful track in a car. Perhaps one of the best ways to enjoy music, the video does a phenomenal job at encapsulating the exact feeling that can be derived from this song. Lord Felix’s versatility is put on a pedestal here, and both the song and music video are something that the city of Brockton, and the state of Massachusetts as a whole, should be extremely proud of.

We’re only 10 days into 2019, and people like Lord Felix are already beginning to raise the bar for artists all-over. The visuals for “Nothing” are proof of just how talented the members of Van Buren Records truly are.

Watch the official music video for “Nothing” below:

Artist: Lord Felix (Brockton, Massachusetts)

Production: Donato

Director: Daymian Mejia

Lord Felix – “Wings [Voice Memo #310]”

By: Seamus Fay

In all my time writing for Graduation Music, one series of music that has constantly pushed the ball forward and impressed is Lord Felix’s Voice Memo series. It is with this series that Felix explores his creative ambition and keeps it as real as possible, letting fans know when he’s trying out new styles and subsequently so, adapting his artistry in ways that always seem to keep the Brockton native just one step ahead. Today, we hear the newest voice memo #310, “Wings”.

Produced by fellow Brockton native Ricky Felix, this track uses the imagery of leather jackets, as seen on the artwork, to communicate an inimitably smooth bout of charisma. The flows throw jabs back and forth with such catchy instrumentation, and as a result, Felix’s latest shows us that he has continued to develop his sound, even since we last heard him on the well-received single, “Nothing”. As always, Brockton is making its case as to why they have one of the best scenes in Massachusetts, so be sure not to sleep.

Check out “Wings” at the link provided below:

Lord Felix – “Nothing.” [Prod. Donato]

By: Seamus Fay

Ever since my very beginning days writing for Graduation Music, Lord Felix has been one of my favorite artists out of Massachusetts. His remarkable level of talent and clear creative vision prove to be amidst the most refined that I’ve seen during the two years that I’ve been running the site, and with each and every single release, Felix never ceases to impress. He’s only getting better as the clock ticks, so much so that stardom feels like nothing more than a matter of time for the Brockton native. Today, we welcome Lord Felix back to our pages with a brand new single entitled “Nothing.”

Produced by Donato, this track finds its identity by way of a dance-worthy, groovy instrumental and a generous helping of addictive melodies. “Nothing.” comes across as a song possessing immense replay from the very opening notes, and once paired with Felix’s love-led lyricism, it only gets better from there. The young artist pursues a deep level of affection with dreamy visions of running away alongside the one you love, voluntarily leaving it all behind regardless of the cost or consequences that may arise. The lyrics get hopelessly and impulsively lost in the heavenly instrumental, and by the end of the track, the only appropriate response is to smile, click repeat, and start dancing again.

Lord Felix snapped with his latest, so be sure to click play on “Nothing.” at the link below!

Additional vocals from Notebook P
Written by Lord Felix
Recorded and mixed by Latrell James
Mastered by Leo The Kind

Lord Felix – “I Don’t Like You” ft. James Guild & “Right Now” ft. Jerm Sherman

By: Seamus Fay

Brockton has been and continues to be one of the main hotbeds of upcoming talent in Massachusetts right now, and amidst the finest of the native artists is standout act Lord Felix. His eclectic style fights inner demons with a brutally honest pen and rebellious sound, doing so in such a way that there truly doesn’t exist a boring song in Felix’s catalog. The truth is, his music signifies incredibly special meaning and it’s only a matter of time until the world catches up. That said, the rising talent hits our pages today with two new songs: “I Don’t Like You” featuring James Guild and “Right Now” featuring Jerm Sherman.

At face value, these two new offerings best showcase the way that Lord Felix’s artistic and emotional growth go hand in hand with one another. He directs the energy of struggling toward the mic without losing any passion in translation, and the way that he balances anger with vulnerability is nothing short of artful. “I Don’t Like You” and “Right Now” may be completely opposite in terms of pace and mood, but packaging them together is an ingenious move by Felix as they perfectly show the duality of character that he embodies in a way. Whether it be external or internal pain, the Brockton native knows how to soundtrack both quite accurately, and for that, we need to be thankful. These songs can help people through some tough times.

Listen to the two latest from Lord Felix at the link below:

“I Don’t Like You” Produced by: Tedd Boyd
“Right Now” Produced by: Basekeli

Lord Felix – “Messy Wrists” ft. Stefan [Prod. PSOUL]

By: Seamus Fay

Brockton artists Lord Felix and Stefan are marked most notably by their unparalleled skills in evoking raw emotion through music. It seems as if every beat, every flow, every lyric, and every cadence is hand-selected in order to make the themes of a given song come across in the most impactful way possible, and quite honestly, this is achieved with pretty much every new song. Today, we see this talent come to fruition on the emotional single, “Messy Wrists”.

Produced by PSOUL, this track explores the depth of emotion that one might feel at a low point in life. The imagery of messy wrists haunts the listener in a way that highlights the internal struggle behind such feelings, and Felix and Stefan detail their demons with skillful lyricism and captivating vocal posture. That being said, I don’t know many other artists in Massachusetts creating such genuine manifestos of emotion as these two Brockton natives are right now. Their collective prowess is certainly nothing to look right over, so be sure to pay attention to “Messy Wrists” in all of its brutally honest glory.

Click play at the link below:

Lord Felix – “You Should’ve Killed Me When You Had The Chance” ft. Clyde Black

By: Seamus Fay

It’s always going to be a great day when we receive new music from Lord Felix, and today, he’s here to hit our pages with an incredibly unique and hard-hitting new offering entitled “You Should’ve Killed Me When You Had The Chance” alongside Clyde Black. Here at Graduation Music, Felix is a frequent flyer and a regular name, so we have had the privilege of seeing him achieve immense growth throughout the past year and a half or so as an artist. That being said, in all honesty, I believe that this song is only further proof that Brockton has a star on its hands. Make sure you pay attention as we delve further into it.

Produced by Wonderlust, this song takes to an eclectic, electronic instrumental to provide its own energy, thriving within a sonic environment that doesn’t cease to entertain from the first second to the last. Only adding fuel to the fire, we hear both Felix and Black join forces on this one in an incredibly complementary manner. Their individual styles bounce off of one another with ease, and all in all, this is a remarkable release that proves why Lord Felix is on a rapid path to the top.

Don’t sleep, listen to “You Should’ve Killed Me When You Had The Chance” at the link below: