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

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Lord Felix – “Hold It Down” [Prod. Yellow Synth]

By: Seamus Fay

In the early beginnings of Graduation Music, I can vividly remember hearing “Weight Off” and immediately thinking that Lord Felix was a star. Well, about a year removed from that track, I must say that I still feel the same way, as Felix has grown into a polished artist and a leader within Brockton’s scene, proving that there truly is an immense amount of talent and creativity behind the excitement surrounding his name. Today, proving this prowess with quite possibly my favorite offering of his as of yet, the Van Buren representative is here to bless us with a tremendous new single titled “Hold It Down” produced by Yellow Synth.

In essence, this track is, in every way, an illustrative display of the intersection in which lyricism and emotion collaborate seamlessly, attacking this specific point with a unique artistry that I almost can’t bring to words. As he always seems to do so well, “Hold It Down” reminds us of Felix’s unrivaled ability to describe life in its highs and lows using compelling wordplay and a certain “author’s voice” that represents his charisma and character with an unfiltered charm.

It’s alluring in every sense lyrically, but once matched with Yellow Synth’s dreamy production and raw, plucked melodies, this track is quite simply taken to the next level. To top it all off, Felix and Leo The Kind turn this energy into fuel, delivering a high-noted, beautifully-executed hook that I haven’t been able to get out of my head since the first listen. I could seriously go on about this song all day, but all in all, “Hold It Down” is proof that Lord Felix is deserving of all of the buzz his music receives, and that’s that.

Listen to the latest from the Brockton native below:

James Guilds – PHNX Trailer

By: Seamus Fay

Brockton native James Guild first blessed our pages a few weeks back with his latest offering “Lava”, an introspective release featuring brutal honesty that quickly marked Guild as a name to keep an eye on.

With his forthcoming project PHNX on the way, the rising talent just recently dropped a visual trailer for the project. The video, directed by Van Buren teammate Lord Felix, features the rising talent in a red pool of dazed confusion, soundtracked by an incredible snippet of a song filled with emotion and descriptive lyricism. I’ve heard quite a few rumors that PHNX is about to make waves, and with snippets this dope, I’m definitely on board with it. Get ready for the project coming November 7th by watching the trailer below.